As part of its US 19 corridor vision initiative, Forward Pinellas is working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), City of St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Marina District to evaluate the concept of repurposing the outside lanes of 34th Street from 22nd Avenue South to 54th Avenue South for bus use and business access. This would be implemented as part of an FDOT resurfacing project scheduled for construction in 2022.
The resurfacing project would also include the construction of six to 10 foot sidewalks on either side of the road and pedestrian controlled crosswalks. The purpose of these improvements is to improve the safety of the road for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users as well as motorists. The corridor traverses the center of the Skyway Marina District and this project follows the goals of the Skyway Marina District Plan to create a safe, walkable and economically vibrant community.
Recommendations resulting from the repurposing evaluation will be incorporated in the design plans for the resurfacing project. Following this effort, it is anticipated that a complete streets concept plan will be developed for the section of the corridor within the Skyway Marina District that will focus on future transportation improvements and land use design.
34th Street Lane Elimination Study
34th Street Lane Re-purposing Project