Pinellas Trail North Gap Project Development Process
The construction of the Pinellas Trail North Gap project is scheduled to be complete and the trail opened to the public in August 2022, with the exception of the new pedestrian bridge over the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal.
The bridge is scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2023 and is expected to be complete before Summer 2024.
While the bridge is being constructed, a temporary connection of the trail from the intersection of Tampa Road and McMullen Booth Road to East Lake Rd S. is available via existing sidewalks in the area and trail connection signage will be added.
The Pinellas Trail North Gap project will extend 6.7 miles from John Chesnut Senior Park in Palm Harbor to Enterprise Road in Clearwater, utilizing sections of the Duke Energy right-of-way to complete the trail corridor.
- Zone A – Enterprise Road (connects to the existing trail) to Curlew Road
- Zone B – Curlew Road to the intersection of East Lake Road (CR 611)
- Zone C – East Lake Road (CR 611) to John Chestnut Senior Park entrance (connects to existing trail)
The Pinellas Trail North Gap will cross five major intersections and a canal. Pedestrian and bicycle crossing safety features will include a combination of new traffic control devices and pavement markings as follows:
- Enterprise Road – Addition of a Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) traffic control device with high emphasis pavement markings. A RRFB consists of two rapidly and alternately flashing rectangular yellow LED lights, which function as a warning beacon. To use this device, pedestrians press the call button to activate the flashing lights.
- Countryside Boulevard – Addition of a full traffic signal at Winding Wood Drive.
- SR 580 (Main Street) – Addition of a full traffic signal with high-emphasis pavement markings.
- SR 586 (Curlew Road) – Utilize the existing traffic signal with pedestrian accommodations, modified as required.
- CR 752 (Tampa Road) – Utilize the existing traffic signal with pedestrian accommodations, modified as required.
- Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal – Addition of a new bridge structure over the canal.
Progress updates on trail construction will be made available on the website. Questions and comments can be submitted by visiting the Contact Us page.