Safe Routes To School

Project ID

006033A; 006046A; 006049A; 006050A; 006030A; 006045A; 006048A; 006051A

Project Location

Multiple, see community-specific info

Project Status

Design: In progress

Project Overview

Pinellas County’s Safe Routes to Schools project is part of a state and national initiative to increase the number of children who walk or bicycle to school by funding projects that make it easier and safer for them to do so. The goal of this project is to provide safe routes to K-8 schools for pedestrians and cyclists in unincorporated Pinellas County.

The project prioritizes new sidewalk segments based on factors such as population density, ability to complete gaps that improve overall network connectivity and proximity to bus stops, parks and schools.

Project Locations

*For specific questions, the Project Manager is listed beside each project segment. Contact information is at the bottom of this page.


Dansville area project map
  • 134th Avenue, from Oak Street to Trotter Road/125th Street (PM: Rice)
  • Oak Street, from 119th Street to Palm Avenue (PM: Hetrick)

High Point

High Point sidewalk project: Overview


Lealman area project map
  • 28th Street, from 40th Avenue to Grove Park Avenue (PM: Rice)


Ridgecrest area project map
  • 119th Street, from Walsingham Road to 129th Avenue (PM: Rice)
  • 126th Avenue right-of-way (north of Whitesell Softball Fields) from 119th Street to the Pinellas Trail (PM: Rice)
  • 129th Terrace, 119th Street to 130th Avenue (PM: Rice)

Anticipated Project Timeline

Overall Design: 2022 – 2024
Overall Construction: 2024 – 2026

Dansville Construction Start: Spring/Summer 2024

High Point Construction Start: Summer/Fall 2024

Lealman Construction Start: Spring 2025

Ridgecrest Construction Start: Spring 2025

Community Outreach

Nov. 14, 2023: Pinellas County held an open house community meeting from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the High Point Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Ave. N., Clearwater, to provide an update on the project work happening in the High Point community. Pinellas County staff shared the design, schedule and answered questions.

The latest information can be found here.

Project Funding

This project is supported by:

  • Federal award number SLFRP4653 awarded to Pinellas County Government by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021)

Contact Us

*Please contact the relevant project manger for questions and additional information.

Joan Rice, PE
Project Manager
Public Works / Transportation
22211 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 464-8610

Michael Hetrick
Project Manager
Public Works / Transportation
22211 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 464-8819