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Duhme Road paving pushed back

Motorists who travel northbound Duhme Road in Seminole know that a new pothole seems to open up every week. Sometimes a new one appears right next to one that has just been filled with asphalt. Lately, the worst stretch of the road seems to be more asphalt patch than pavement.

In January 2007, the Doc reported that the road was scheduled to be repaved this year. At that time Pinellas County transportation staffers said that repaving north-south Duhme between the Madeira Beach Causeway and 54th Avenue N was in the 2008 fiscal year budget. The resurfacing was to be combined with a project to install reclaimed water pipes.

We checked in with Pinellas County Public Works last week and learned that the road is still scheduled to be repaved. Public Works and Utilities departments will coordinate so that the road will need to be closed just once. But the wait will be longer than anticipated. The date has been pushed back to fiscal year 2010-2011.

Causeway work

Bridge, beach to close at Fred Howard Park

The causeway to Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs will close to all traffic starting Tuesday morning so the bridge can be replaced. The beach that the causeway leads to will also be closed for the 12-month construction project.

Gas prices

Expect to shell out more at pump this Labor Day

AAA Auto Club South says that even though gas prices have dropped recently, prices will likely spike a little bit during the Labor Day weekend. A gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida averaged $3.69 last week, compared to $3.74 the week before. A gallon of regular gas averaged $2.72 at this time last year.

Free service

Rays, Sox, Yanks can ride baseball shuttle

The free baseball shuttle, which runs from downtown St. Petersburg parking garages to Tropicana Field, will operate for today's game and Tuesday through Thursday and Sept. 15 to Sept. 17 when the Yankees and the Sox come to town for their final hurrah of the season. Check times and stops at

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Barricade watch

Roadwork scheduled around the county this week:

Palm Harbor: County Road 39 (Belcher Road to U.S. 19) — paving work, plus night paving of Tampa Road at Belcher Road.

Clearwater: Coachman Road (Drew Street to Gulf to Bay) — milling and paving; Meadow Drive and Cecelia Lane — installation of roadside drainage pipe; Bayside Bridge — ongoing overhead sign repair.

Pinellas Park: End of 78th Street N and south of Park Boulevard — Joe's Creek dredging, watch for periodic trucks entering and leaving the road to stockpile site.

Seminole: 114th Avenue N at 131st Street N — drainage improvements; Park Boulevard at Cross Bayou Canal and east of 83rd Street N — bridge maintenance; Ridge Road (84th Avenue N to 86th Avenue N) — drainage work and sidewalk repairs; Sunset Drive (Dorothy Lane to Hamlin Drive) — drainage improvements.

Duhme Road paving pushed back 08/30/08 [Last modified: Sunday, August 31, 2008 5:26pm]
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