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.
We invite you to get involved! The public plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. There are multiple ways to get involved—call, write, or email us – see the Contact Information page for further details. There will also be a number of opportunities to participate in person, including:
- Visioning Charrettes – The project team will host three charrettes – 2-4 hour, interactive sessions that will focus on defining the vision for the corridor. If you would like to participate in the charrettes, please click here to fill out a form and indicate your interest. For more information and to view upcoming Visioning Charrette locations, please click here.
- Visioning Workshop – At the Visioning Workshop the project team will report out on the findings from the visioning charrettes and will ask for input from the public in order to refine the vision for the corridor.
- Alternatives Public Meeting – At the Alternatives Public Meeting the project team will present the near-term and long-term improvements and ask or input from the public to refine the proposed alternatives.
- On-Line Survey – This is another opportunity to be heard. The On-Line Survey is a tool used by the project team to understand issues and concerns you may have long the corridor. Please click here to view the survey.
Please visit the project website at http://www.fdotd7studies.com/altus19studies/
Send us your comments and ideas to help us define the vision for Alternate US 19, and determine the most appropriate conceptual design alternatives for this portion of Alternate US 19. You can also invite us to speak at one of your own meetings! Please click here to request an update on this project.
Brian L. Shroyer
- There are no lane closures at this time.