Underpass Improvements Coming to the Deuces in St. Pete
The project will include a sidewalk, landscaping and lighting.
ST. PETERSBURG – City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning (June 19) for a community improvement project in the historic Deuces area.
Work on the on the Deuces-Interstate 275 Underpass Lighting and Landscape Improvement project will begin in the next few weeks. The project features improvements to the I-275 underpass at 22nd Street S. Work will include the construction of new sidewalks and colored concrete surfaces in the parkway, landscaping and new lighting components. The project also involves relocation of the limited access fence, removal of broken sidewalk and removal of asphalt from the parkway.
In addition to enhancing safety and aesthetics within the Deuces business district, the economic development initiative will also feature an art component. The Deuces design committee will work in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and St. Petersburg Public Arts Commission.
Construction costs for the initial phase of the I-275 Underpass project is about $493,000. Construction should take about four months, with completion anticipated by the end of October.
For information about the Deuces, go to deuceslive.org.
Photos courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.
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