Thursday, September 20, 2018
Transportation

Dr. Delay: Updates on road construction in Madeira Beach, Pass-A-Grille and Largo

Do you know when the road construction in Madeira Beach will be done? They started tearing up 133rd Avenue last summer, and we're wondering when it will finally all be done.

James Davies

Construction work to improve the roadway east of Gulf Boulevard between Boca Ciega Drive and Boca Ciega Avenue began last August and is scheduled to be completed sometime next month. The purpose of the yearlong, $4 million project is to replace failing roads and aging drainage infrastructure that resulted in flooding of neighborhood streets following heavy rains and the discharge of pollutants into Boca Ciega Bay. Other features of the project include installation of new pipes, gutters, curbing and asphalt paving.

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• The latest update on the Pass-a-Grille Way reconstruction project in St. Pete Beach is that sewer connections to the main trunk line should be completed soon as well as installation of the storm water system at the intersection of Pass-a-Grille Way and 21st Avenue.

In the next few weeks we should see construction work to include the building of road, sidewalk, curb, and driveway aprons from 30th Avenue south and street restoration beginning at 19th Avenue moving north. The traffic light at 21st Avenue will be replaced. Motorists should expect detours utilizing Sunset Way to continue for several more weeks.

• In Largo, drainage and sidewalk improvement work on Adrian Avenue east of Indian Rocks Road that began in August 2016 is on track to be completed in December, according to the latest update from Pinellas County.

• In Clearwater, Cleveland Street will be closed from Fort Harrison Avenue to Garden Avenue and Hendricks Street will be closed from Fort Harrison Avenue to Watterson Avenue this weekend. The closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. Saturday until approximately 1 a.m. Sunday to make way for a block party. Motorists may detour via Drew Street.

• On the southbound Howard Frankland Bridge, motorists may encounter one to two lanes closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. this week through Saturday for scheduled maintenance work.

Email Dr. Delay at [email protected] to share your traffic concerns and questions. Follow @AskDrDelay.

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