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McMullen-Booth Road on today's workshop

Pinellas County's road-planning agency, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, has scheduled a public workshop on its plans for the McMullen-Booth Road corridor from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Countryside High School.

The MPO held a similar workshop in July to help develop plans for improving traffic flow on McMullen-Booth Road, which is used by up to 75,000 vehicles a day. The study area stretches from State Road 60 north to Tampa Road and from Belcher Road east to Old Tampa Bay.

The plans under consideration include increased commuter bus service, particularly on the Bayside Bridge; intersection and other improvements, especially at the southern end of the corridor; increasing ride-share and van-pool programs by working with local employers, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Bay Area Commuter Services; and improving sidewalks and bike paths to major destinations such as schools.

Information is available at www.co.pinellas.fl.us/mpo /McMullen /McMullen.htm. The meeting will be in the media center at the high school, 3000 State Road 580.

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