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Project Overview

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 7 is conducting a corridor planning study along Alternate US 19 (SR 595) from Park Street North to the Pinellas/Pasco County Line in Pinellas County – a distance of approximately 28.9 miles. Alternate US 19 is a major north-south corridor in Pinellas County, connecting to numerous regionally significant corridors – including Ulmerton Road (SR 688), East Bay Road (SR 686), SR 60, and US 19. The corridor is a hurricane evacuation route, and provides access to the various barrier islands in the southern part of the County.

The corridor is divided into two (2) study segments. The southern segment begins at Park Street North and ends at Belleair Road. This 11-mile segment traverses through the cities of Largo and Seminole. The northern segment is from Belleair Road to the Pinellas/Pasco County Line. The 17.9 mile northern segment traverses through the cities of Clearwater, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs, as well as unincorporated Palm Harbor.

The Alternate US 19 corridor study will use FDOT’s Complete Streets policy to showcase how Complete Streets approaches can shape a corridor. The study, which began in December 2016, is expected to continue for approximately 24 months and will include technical work and data analysis, along with various opportunities for the public to be involved in discussing a vision for Alternate US 19 that makes it accessible for all users.

Study Purpose and Need

This study has a two-pronged purpose:

  1. To address near-term multimodal transportation needs through context sensitive solutions, and
  2. To develop a long-term corridor vision that defines the goals and objectives and policy requirements to establish a more walkable, bicycle-friendly, urban environment.

Improvements to Alternate US 19 (SR 595) are needed to: improve congestion along the corridor; improve level of service at major intersection; reduce the number of pedestrian/bicycle crashes; and improve connectivity and accessibility to transit. In an effort to improve mobility and enhance safety within the corridor, several alternatives will be developed including short-term improvements like added bike lanes, lighting improvements or lengthening turn lanes; and long-term options such as lane repurposing or innovative intersection concepts like roundabouts.

What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 7 is conducting a corridor planning study along Alternate US 19 (SR 595) from Park Street North to the Pinellas/Pasco County Line in Pinellas County – a distance of approximately 28.9 miles. Alternate US 19 is a major north-south corridor in Pinellas County, connecting to numerous regionally significant corridors – including Ulmerton Road (SR 688), East Bay Road (SR 686), SR 60, and US 19. The corridor is a hurricane evacuation route, and provides access to the various barrier islands in the southern part of the County.

 

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Send us your Comments

We invite you to get involved! The public plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. Send us your comments and ideas to help us determine the most appropriate conceptual design alternatives along the Alternate US 19 corridor.

 

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Project Schedule

The Alternate US 19 study began in December 2016 and is anticipated to be completed in 24 months. The project activities include collecting information, defining a vision for the corridor, and developing roadway improvement alternatives.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Brian Shroyer, CPM, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Planning & Environmental Management Office (PLEMO)
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-800
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6449
(800) 226-7220
brian.shroyer@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kristen Carson, Public Information Director
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-110
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante, Señora Lilliam Escalera, 813-975-6445, Departamento de Transportación de Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612, lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us