Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project

Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project Status:

FDOT Road Project is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2021.

Work on the guardrail at the north end of Town is complete. 

Paving continues and closures with flagging operations: Monday through Fridays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as scheduled. 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 will be installed at 186th and 199th Avenues.

As part of our overall initiative to increase pedestrian safety on Gulf Boulevard, we have been working with Forward Pinellas, the planning agency for Pinellas County, and all of the County Commissioners with respect to the critical need for sidewalks to enhance and protect our pedestrians walking along Gulf Boulevard. 

The Florida Department of Transportation agreed to conduct a PD&E (Project Development and Environment) Study. A PD&E Study is basically a feasibility study to determine the right mix of roadway, bikeway, and sidewalks at a cost of about $500,000. This is a great first step!

Our strategy is twofold: 1) Work with Forward Pinellas and the County Commission to move our project higher up on the priority list, and 2) work with the Florida Department of Transportation on the PD&E Study.

Pictured below is the proposed, but not yet final, coloring of the existing bike and pedestrian lanes. We are hoping the color distinction between the road and pedestrian/bike lane will help enhance visibility. The prProposed Coloring of Gulf Boulevard bike and pedestrian lanes (PNG)ojected paving of the west side of Gulf Boulevard will begin sometime in January or February 2021.

I believe we have everybody's attention with respect to the critical need of sidewalks here in Indian Shores and the south part of Indian Rocks Beach. Mayor Kennedy of Indian Rocks Beach and I have been working together to reach a solution to bike and pedestrian safety on Gulf Boulevard. 

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February 2020 SR 699 Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project Status

Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project Map

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. 

Project Description

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. 

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project Status

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