Construction to Start on Pinellas Leg of Coast-to-Coast Trail
When complete, the trail will be the first of its kind in the state linking Florida’s east and west coasts.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Construction is set to begin Monday (May 9) on the Pinellas leg of a 250-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail that, when complete, will link St. Petersburg to Titusville on the east coast.
The Coast-to-Coast Connector will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville, providing a “safe, scenic and sunsational” multi-use trail allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle and on foot. The C2C is a major priority within the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan developed by the Office of Greenways and Trails and has already fueled the economic revitalization of communities along its route such as Dunedin and Winter Garden.
Construction on the Pinellas segment of the connector trail, by the Florida Department of Transportation, will be in the northeast corner of the county. Construction will start at an existing section of the Pinellas Trail near East Lake and Keystone roads on the south side of Keystone and will extend towards the Hillsborough County line before continuing north through Brooker Creek Preserve to the Pasco County line. The year-long project is identified as a critical link in Pinellas County’s connection to the Coast to Coast trail across central Florida. When DOT crews finish construction, it will be added to the Pinellas Trail network.
The project, funded by the state of Florida, is expected to cost more than $5.5 million.
For information about the Coast to Coast Connector trail, go to the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation at fgtf.org.
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