Saturday, June 23, 2018
News Roundup

Work under way on next leg of Pinellas Trail

I have heard that at long last, construction on the Duke Energy trail has finally started up. What is the expected completion date for this project?

Bob Miller

Work on the 1.2 mile Duke Energy Trail segment, which is a power line corridor that stretches from Sunset Point Road to Enterprise Road in Pinellas County, began last month and is scheduled to last about a year. The completion date for the pedestrian and bicycle trail is July 5, 2017. When complete, it will connect to the pedestrian overpass at U.S. 19 near Enterprise Road in Clearwater. For information on the countywide Pinellas Trails, visit the county's website at www.pinellastrails.org.

What's happening with the closure of Donegan Road in Largo? It's been shut down for weeks. Any idea when it will reopen?

Cynthia M Varga

The closure of Donegan Road between Highland Avenue and Lake Avenue is part of the city of Largo's ongoing pipeline construction project. The work in this location is expected to be done this month, with local traffic having unfettered access to their properties and all other traffic detoured to Ulmerton Road and Seminole Boulevard.

The second road closure related to this project is 150th Avenue N between 62nd and 58th streets. Crews in that location have been constructing the new force main connecting to Largo's wastewater reclamation facility. Largo has a dedicated page on its website that provides regular updates and information. Go to www.largo.com then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Wet Weather Project Update" link.

Barricade watch

• In Gulfport, work to enhance the intersection of 22nd Avenue S /Gulfport Boulevard and 52nd Street will be ongoing until Aug. 19. Motorists should be prepared for temporary lane closures and delays as work continues.

•In Seminole, sidewalk and ramp upgrade work that began this week on 102nd Avenue N/Bryan Dairy Road from Seminole Boulevard to Starkey Road is scheduled to be ongoing through August, with work wrapping up around Labor Day.

•Prep work for the resurfacing of 96th Avenue N east of 131st Street began on schedule this week. Motorists can expect nightly lane closures and delays from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Aug. 12.

• Resurfacing work on Tampa Road from Omaha Street (County Road 1) to Belcher Road is taking place during the daytime now through the duration of the project, which is scheduled to wrap up Aug. 5, weather permitting. This means that work is not taking place overnight as previously announced by Pinellas County Public Works, so it's a good idea for motorists to plan to use an alternate route such as Curlew Road or Alderman Road.

• Another resurfacing project in the northern part of the county is Nebraska Avenue from Alt. U.S. 19 to Belcher Road. The work is scheduled to continue through Aug. 12, with nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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