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CLOSED LANES: PRICE OF PROGRESS

1 Third Street and Fourth Street from Fifth Avenue S to Fifth Avenue N, and Fourth Avenue N from Third Street to 16th Street

WHAT: Resurfacing, rehabilitation and retrofitting, which includes adding wind-resistant mast arms, ADA-complaint curb cuts, traffic signals, decorative imprint brick sidewalks and countdown pedestrian crossing signs.

TIME FRAME: Began in February and is expected to be completed next March.

COST: $9,491,592

WHO'S IN CHARGE: St. Petersburg's engineering department is administering the project. APAC is the contractor.

IMPACT: Periodically reduces one lane for traffic signal installation. Workers began milling asphalt from 7 p.m. to about 5 a.m. July 22 at Fourth Avenue N, which causes lane closures. Work will proceed down Third Street to Fourth Street at night until September.

2 Sixth Avenue S near All Children's Hospital, between Fourth Street S and Sixth Street S

WHAT: Sanitary sewer and drainage improvements. Crossing electrical and chilled water lines at Fifth Street.

TIME FRAME: Began in May. Road resurfacing is set to begin in November and to be completed that month.

COST: Road work is part of a $55- million project to build a new medical office with 225,000 square feet of outpatient services and is estimated to cost $5-million.

WHO'S IN CHARGE: All Children's Hospital hired Brassfield and Gorrie as the contractor along with the city of St. Petersburg.

IMPACT: Road has been completely closed but is expected to have portions reopened at the end of August. The project is putting a squeeze on the already difficult access to I-175 when traveling north on Fourth Avenue S.

3 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street from 50th Avenue S to 40th Avenue S

WHAT: Sanitary sewer replacement. Replacing 3,000 linear feet of deteriorated 10-inch pipe with 12-inch piping.

TIME FRAME: Began in March with expected completion in January.

COST: $2,894,695

WHO'S IN CHARGE: St. Petersburg engineering department, oversight. Woodruff and Sons is the contractor.

IMPACT: Detours are reducing travel to one lane in each direction. There are lane shifts, but access to neighborhoods and the fire station will be maintained at all times.

4 I-175 from I-275 to Fourth Street

WHAT: Rehabilitation of concrete travel lanes by replacing broken concrete slabs in whole or in part.

TIME FRAME: Started July 19 with the hope to be done by the end of January.

COST: $3.5-million

WHO'S IN CHARGE: Florida DOT contracted Phoenix Construction Services Inc.

IMPACT: Closed lanes. Workers are proceeding from west to east mostly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., but also now plan to do work between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Concrete is being worked on one lane at a time, and traffic can reopen six hours after the work is done. Expect bumpy roads as contractors won't grind the new slabs until the entire job is finished.

5 I-275 from 26th Avenue S to Fifth Ave. S

WHAT: Rehabilitation of concrete travel lanes by replacing broken concrete slabs in whole or in part.

TIME FRAME: Started July 20 and is expected to continue until June.

COST: $7.7-million

WHO'S IN CHARGE: Florida DOT contracted Phoenix Construction Services Inc.

IMPACT: Closed single lanes from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and considering closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Roads here also will be choppy.

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