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St. Petersburg to hold hearing on new 40th Avenue Bridge

Residents will get a chance to share their opinions and concerns about the project
The deteriorated 40th Avenue NE Bridge, St. Petersburg, will be rebuilt and raised. The city is holding a public hearing on Tuesday. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
The deteriorated 40th Avenue NE Bridge, St. Petersburg, will be rebuilt and raised. The city is holding a public hearing on Tuesday. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 5

ST. PETERSBURG — The city of St. Petersburg is inviting residents to a public hearing about the new 40th Avenue NE Bridge over Placido Bayou.

Those who attend will get a chance to look at renderings of the proposed bridge and discuss the project with city staff, who will give a presentation of the planned work.

The public will also be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design and the social, economic and environmental effects of the project.

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The hearing is being held as part of a study being conducted to address structural deficiencies of the current bridge. Originally built in 1961, the bridge was widened in 1990, but the Florida Department of Transportation now considers it to be structurally deficient.

The project to replace the bridge extends from 12th Street NE to west of 13th Way NE, a distance of 0.15 miles. The new bridge will accommodate two lanes of traffic, bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

If you go

6 p.m., Tuesday, open house, followed at 7 p.m. by a formal presentation at North East Park Baptist Church, 3737 First St. NE, St. Petersburg.

Draft study documents and other information depicting the proposed improvements are available at www.40thavenuebridge.com and at the following locations through Sept. 20.

  • Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays: 12-6 p.m.

For more information about the project, visit www.40thavenuebridge.com or contact Ziba Mohammadi, P.E., PTOE, at Ziba.Mohammadi@stpete.org or (727) 892-5302. Comments postmarked on, or before, Sept. 20, will become part of the public hearing record.




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