71st Street North Roadway Improvements

Project ID


Project Location

71st Street N., between 38th Avenue N. and 54th Avenue N.

Project Status

Design: In progress

Project Overview

This project proposes roadway, drainage and sidewalk improvements along a 1-mile segment of 71st Street N., from 38th Avenue N. to 54th Avenue N. The existing segment of 71st Street N. is a 2-lane, undivided roadway with roadside ditches, grass shoulders and a posted speed limit of 30 mph. The proposed design includes 11-foot travel lanes with curb and gutter, sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, and a 10-to-12-foot multi-use pathway on the west side. This multi-use path will connect the 71st Street Trail Connector being planned by the City of St. Petersburg to the County’s planned Joe’s Creek Greenway Trail.

Proposed improvements will include new mast arm traffic signals at 38th Avenue N. and 54th Avenue N., improved pedestrian crossings and driveway entrances to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The existing bridge over St. Joe’s Creek was recently inspected, is in good health, and the width of the bridge will accommodate the proposed trail and sidewalk.

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Design Start: July 2022
  • Design End: August 2023
  • Construction Start: Spring 2024
  • Construction End: Fall 2026

Community Outreach

April 19, 2023: Pinellas County held an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at 74th Street Elementary School to provide information on the 71st Street N. roadway improvements project. Pinellas County staff and consultants shared preliminary designs, discussed the project schedule and answered questions.

The latest project updates can be found on this website.

Contact Us

Kathy Fernandez
Project Manager
Public Works / Capital Improvement
14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-3695

More Information

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP4653 awarded to Pinellas County Government by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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