Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project
FDOT Road Project is now scheduled to be complete by September 8, 2021.
Work on the guardrail at the north end of Town will continue into mid July.
Paving is scheduled to start on July 19th and may take two-three weeks. Approximately two weeks after the paving is completed, there will be a 200 foot test strip that will be “skidabraded” to reveal the limerock surface beneath, which will provide a whiter contrast to the roadway and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety. The intention is to then go over the paving and “skidabrade” it back along the length of the project if the test strip turns out satisfactorily.
Two additional crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons have been installed at 186th and 199th Avenues.
Pinellas County Transportation Improvement Projects
Forward Pinellas, as the metropolitan planning organization for Pinellas County, adopted a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to ensure that the County is eligible to receive State and Federal funding for transportation projects.
The TIP contains project descriptions, schedules, and corresponding funding allocations regarding transportation improvement projects for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the 25 local governments of Pinellas County, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), local airports, and the Port of St. Petersburg.
The projects include new construction, reconstruction, capital purchases, and maintenance work associated with roads, sidewalks, trails, transit services, airports, and the port, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. The TIP also identifies the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s priority projects for State and Federal funding.
Construction work on Gulf Boulevard to relieve flooding of the roadway and pedestrian pathways along three mile segment of State Route 699 (Gulf Boulevard) from Park Boulevard to Walsingham Road.