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Pinellas briefs: County wants your thoughts on Sunset Point Road


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County wants your thoughts on Sunset Point

If you drive or live along Sunset Point Road, Pinellas County Public Works wants to hear from you. The county plans to improve Sunset Point from Edgewater Drive to Keene Road, and officials are inviting residents to share their thoughts at a meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kings Highway Elementary School, 1715 Kings Highway. Officials aim to have final designs by winter 2010, but there is no schedule yet for the work. On Monday, Public Works Division engineer Jim Collins spoke to the Times about the project:

What will the project entail?

It's going to be a study initially to see what is required there, the number of lanes. Once the study is complete and the Board of (County) Commissioners approves the study, we will move into final design and from that point into construction. We really are just getting under way.

Will the road be closed?

Three years from now you can ask me that one.

What kind of feedback do you expect at the meeting and how will the feedback be used?

What I hope … is that people will tell me, "I know that this particular location in my front yard floods." We really are not bringing designers to this meeting. We are asking (residents) to give us their knowledge of their neighborhood.

What is the range of things that could happen?

The study will view four-laning, three-laning and two lanes, and all of those sections will also have bike lanes, and sidewalks and pipe drainage.

Pinellas deaths

Camuglia, Frank Joseph

Dugan, Donald R. "Pop"

Henry, David M.

Johnson, Kevin W.

Leggett, Sidney W.

Long, Herbert "Herb"

Ralston, Lillian Boettger

Spencer-Gulino, Carolyn

Stevens, Geraldine

Voisey, Ann

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.


• Louis Balderas and Juan Martin with T & B Equipment Co. installed outdoor carpeting in a television booth overlooking the 18th hole at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on Friday in preparation for the PODS Championship golf tournament. A photo caption Saturday was incorrect on the name of the resort.

• Charles A. Metzdorf, trustee, sold 698 Druid Park Drive W, Clearwater, to Nicholas Stefanchik for $120,000 on Jan. 15. A real estate listing Saturday gave the wrong address.

Pinellas briefs: County wants your thoughts on Sunset Point Road 03/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:25am]
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