Portion of Pinellas Trail in Clearwater closed for repair
December 7, 2014
A half-mile stretch of the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail in Clearwater is closed for repairs. The closed area is from Woodlawn Avenue south to Ponce De Leon Boulevard and no access will be allowed while the project is underway.
The repairs are due to erosion around the trail caused by drainage issues in the area. Repairs will involve shifting a small portion of the trail and stabilizing the banks surrounding the rest of the closed area to ensure no future issues.
Work is expected to be completed by June 2015.
“These repairs will provide a long-term solution to the erosion that has been occurring on this
particular section of the trail, securing it for years to come,” said Paul Cozzie, director of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources.
No vehicular traffic on adjacent roads will be affected.
The project cost is estimated at $1.15 million and is funded through the Penny for Pinellas.
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a 47-mile linear park and recreation trail extending from St.
Petersburg to Tarpon Springs.