FDOT Sets Session to Discuss Pinellas Bayway Bridge Replacement
The proposed project would replace the portion of the bridge between Isla del Sol and Tierra Verde Islands.
PINELLAS COUNTY – The Florida Department of Transportation has scheduled an information session to discuss the potential replacement of “Structure E” of the Pinellas Bayway Bridge.
The public open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday (April 27) at St. Petersburg College – Allstate Center, Florida Room, 3200 34th St. S in St. Petersburg.
Officials will discuss the S.R. 679 Pinellas Bayway Bridge Replacement Design-Build Project from north of Yacht Club Lane to S.R. 682. The project includes replacing the existing two-lane bascule bridge with a two-lane, high-level, fixed bridge (Bayway Structure “E,” which is the bridge between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde islands), repaving the existing roadway, and replacing a seawall south of the bridge.
This open house will provide property and business owners, interested parties, and organizations the opportunity to review project information and comment on the proposed improvements to S.R. 679 – Pinellas Bayway within the above referenced project limits. The meeting will be held in an informal, open house format. There will be no formal presentation. Project aerials, plan sets, and graphic exhibits will be on display for review. FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
The project consists of a construction of a new two-lane high-level fixed bridge (2,900-ft in length), pavement resurfacing of S.R. 679 Pinellas Bayway from north of the new bridge to S.R. 679 at S.R. 682 and intersection seawall reconstruction. The project will include the construction of a 12-foot-wide shared-use path on the east side and a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk on the west side of S.R. 679 for the entire project limits. Instead of a traffic signal, a roundabout will be provided at Madonna Boulevard/First Street.
Written comments may be submitted at the meeting or mailed to: Kevin Lee, Project Manager, FDOT, District Seven, 11201 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612. All written comments must be postmarked or emailed by May 11 to become part of the official public meeting record.
For information about FDOT District 7, go to fdot.gov.
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