Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project
Public Meetings - Gulf Boulevard Drainage and Sidewalk Projects
The Florida Department of Transportation presented a Public Information meeting regarding Project 436697-1-52-01 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:00 here for our Council and residents. Construction began on October 31 in Indian Rocks Beach. It will be a few months before the project makes its way down to Indian Shores. The project is scheduled to last at least two years.
The drainage project had already been awarded to the contractor when the subject of improved pedestrian safety and sidewalks came up. After meetings between the Town, FDOT and Forward Pinellas, FDOT has agreed to install on-grade sidewalks made of pervious concrete (instead of asphalt) as part of this project. Construction plans for the sidewalks are still in the design phase. Additionally, two crosswalks will be added as part of this project – one at 199th Avenue and one at 186th Avenue.
We will continue to send updates via the Mayor’s Message and post information on our website as it becomes available.
In addition, please feel free to check FDOT’s Project Web Page at: http://www.fdottampabay.com/project/261/436697-1-52-01
You can also obtain information directly from FDOT by calling: 727-575-8300. Be sure to reference Project # 436697-1-52-01 when calling.
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
Resources and Documents
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractor is providing some cost-savings initiatives that will move the Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project start date out a minimum of three months.
This Gulf Boulevard Drainage Project is designed to help alleviate the flooding along Gulf Boulevard after it rains. Gulf Boulevard is a State Road and is owned and maintained by the FDOT.
Sidewalks in FDOT right-of-way from 191st - 195th Avenues have been added to the project.
Adding a crosswalk at 199th has been included because it lies within the boundaries of the project scope.
FDOT is looking into the possibility of a separate project for the crosswalk at 186th.
This drainage project is somewhat of a band-aid or stop-gap measure. The Town made a presentation at the May 8 meeting of Forward Pinellas to request to put the "complete renovation" project of sidewalks, curbing and drainage on their priority list for funding.