Pinellas Trail Addition Opens
The new 1.4 mile segment runs from Sunset Point Road to the trail overpass near Enterprise Road and U.S. 19 N.
PINELLAS COUNTY – An important part of the Pinellas Trail Loop is now complete, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy more recreation and transportation options.
The northern gap of the loop, the Duke Energy Trail corridor, opened Friday (April 28) in Clearwater. The new 1.4 mile segment runs from Sunset Point Road to the trail overpass near Enterprise Road and U.S. Highway 19.
The project was funded by the Penny for Pinellas sales tax. The newly completed section is the result of a long-time partnership between the county and Duke Energy.
When fully constructed, the Duke Energy Trail will take pedestrians and bicyclists along 20 miles of power line corridors that will eventually link with a 75-mile loop around the county, completing the Pinellas Trail Loop.
The northern end of the Duke Energy Trail will connect with the East Lake Tarpon Springs section of the Pinellas Trail and the southern section will connect to the planned Weedon Island Trail. Future segments of the loop will be constructed as funding becomes available.
The next planned section of the Duke Energy Trail to be constructed will run from Sunset Point Road to NE Coachman Road in 2018.
For information about the Pinellas Trail, go to pinellascounty.org.
Photo courtesy of Pinellas County.
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