Replacement of Pinellas Trail Overpass in Palm Harbor Delayed
A requirement for additional inspections has pushed the project behind schedule.
PALM HARBOR – Pinellas County has released a revised schedule for the replacement of the Pinellas Trail pedestrian bridge over Alt. U.S. 19 and Orange Street in Palm Harbor.
The revised schedule calls for most of the major work to take place during December and January and the new bridge to open by mid-February.
The replacement bridge was originally scheduled to open late this year, but a requirement for additional inspections has pushed the project behind schedule. Fabrication of the trusses that cross Alt. U.S. 19 and Orange Street north of Curlew Road in Palm Harbor is taking place off-site.
Under the revised schedule, the county’s contractor will mobilize equipment and perform removal and demolition of the old trusses the first two weeks of December. The new bridge trusses will be lifted into place after removal of the old trusses. Concrete decks will be poured in January and all work is scheduled for completion in mid-February.
Removal of old trusses and setting of the new will take place at night, and nighttime road closures will be necessary to conduct this work. Variable message signs will be placed two weeks in advance of the road closures to advise motorists of the exact dates and times of the closures. Detour signs will provide motorists with alternative routes.
The Pinellas Trail will remain closed in the impacted area until the new bridge opens. Trail users can find two detour options at pinellascounty.org.
File photo of the Pinellas Trail courtesy of Pinellas County Communications.
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