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Project Overview

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Visit FDOT’s website, District Seven is conducting a safety action plan along the US 19 frontage roads. US 19 is a primary north-south facility through Pinellas County from the Skyway Bridge to the Pinellas/Pasco County line. US 19 is a limited access facility in the center of the County. This project focuses on the frontage roads along US 19, which begin north of 49th Street and end north of SR 580 (Main Street). The 11.5 mile stretch of frontage roads passes through Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, and unincorporated Pinellas County.

Project Location Map

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The frontage roads vary between one and two lanes in each direction as lanes are added and dropped to merge and diverge from US 19 with additional turn lanes at the intersections. There is a five to six-foot sidewalk on the right-hand side of each frontage road through much of the corridor and a three-foot paved shoulder that widens to a four-foot marked bike lane in spot locations. The posted speed limit is 45 mph.

The area along US 19 is primarily characterized by commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential land uses including multiple mobile home parks. The southern portion of the study area, up to SR 686, is part of the Pinellas Gateway Area which is currently undergoing a master planning effort through Forward Pinellas. The Master Plan is scheduled to be completed in September 2019.

Study Purpose

This project is being undertaken to objectively evaluate possible changes to improve multimodal safety, operations, and connectivity.

This study will also provide the local municipalities recommendations for land use changes that may help facilitate the recommended multimodal improvements to the roadway.

This effort will build upon recently completed and ongoing planning efforts including the 2016 US 19 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safe Access to Transit Corridor Study and Pinellas Gateway/Mid-County Area Master Plan, the City of Clearwater’s land development code update, and FDOT’s US 19 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. This study will coordinate with and review recommendations north of Curlew Road from ongoing design projects.

Send us your Comments

We want your input! 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 safety action plan for the US 19 Frontage Roads.

 

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Project Schedule

The US 19 Frontage Roads Safety Action Plan began in July 2019 and will wrap up in 2021.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Alex Henry, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Bicycle and Pedestrian/Public Involvement Coordinator
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6405
Alex.Henry@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kris Carson, Public Information
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact Alex Henry, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (813) 975-6405 or (800) 226-7220.

Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas información sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con el señor Manuel Flores, al teléfono 813.975.4248 o al correo electrónico manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us.