Forward Pinellas Prioritizes Transportation Projects for Funding
~~ Residents Could See Major Transportation Improvements in Their Community ~~
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —- The Forward Pinellas Board prioritized new transportation projects to benefit all people moving around and through Pinellas County. Ten new projects have been added to the priority list and are now eligible to receive state and federal funding. Forward Pinellas will work closely with the Florida Department of Transportation to secure funding for these projects in the coming year. These projects are intended to improve safety and mobility, while supporting planned redevelopment and growth.
Check out the interactive Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) map to see what projects are coming to your community: www.ForwardPinellas.org/TIPmap
Some of our high priority projects include:
- Interchange and frontage road construction on US 19 from north of Main Street to north of Curlew Rd.
- Express lane construction on I-275 from the Howard Frankland Bridge to downtown St. Petersburg
- Construction of a new roadway connection along 126th Avenue in Pinellas Park
- Construction of new bicycle and pedestrian crossings along the Pinellas Trail Loop at SR 60, at SR 580, and at Roosevelt Blvd., and at 4th/Gandy Blvd.
- Construction of new multiuse trails along the 28th corridor in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, along the Sunset Point Rd corridor in Clearwater and Safety Harbor, along 18th Ave S in St. Petersburg, and to fill in the gaps in the Pinellas Trail Loop
- Funding for transit replacement vehicles for the PSTA fleet
- Funding for transit stop and station improvements along the 34th St S corridor in St. Petersburg
- Construction of roadway modifications and bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements at the following locations:
- 62nd Ave N from 49th to 34th St in unincorporated Pinellas County
- Alt US 19 intersections in Seminole, Largo and Dunedin
- 78th Ave N from 49th to US 19 in Pinellas Park
- Belleair Rd from Keene Rd. to US 19 in unincorporated Pinellas County
Over the past seven years, the Forward Pinellas Board has worked with state and local partners to fully fund more than 30 transportation projects on the agency’s multimodal priority list, with more than a dozen other projects moving forward with partial funding.