Sidewalk from Clearwater-Largo Road to 2nd St NW (Closing Soon)
Crews have begun removing sidewalk on the north side of Rosery Road starting at the corner of Clearwater-Largo Road (CLR) and will continue across the CSX tracks to Shangri-La. The south sidewalk will remain free and clear, with occasional construction-related interruptions.
Pinellas Trail Connection Currently Closed to Pedestrians/Cyclists
Trenching from 11th St NW west toward the Trail in addition to the private construction at Rosery Apartments makes the Trail connection unsafe. Nelson will re-open the Trail connection when it is safe. Please detour to the Trail connection at 8th Ave NW via CLR.
What is Nelson Doing Now and What Comes Next?
Nelson Construction has two pipe crews installing the deepest utility, sanitary sewer: one east of CLR and one west. The crew on the west has completed work from the Trail to 11th St NW. They will continue to work east toward CLR. The crew on the east has completed work from CLR to 6th St NW and will continue east toward the CSX crossing. The sanitary sewer east of CSX does not need replacing.
Nelson’s storm drainage pipe crews will follow shortly behind the sanitary crews. On the west, they will begin from the Trail toward CLR and will include storm pipe installation up 11th St NW from Rosery Road to 13th Ave NW. The east storm pipe crew will begin from CLR toward the CSX tracks.
Why is 11th St NW Closed?
The project’s drainage improvements that connect from Rosery Road to CLR via 7th St to 11th St NW were planned for much later in the project. In the meantime, a storm drainage pipe unrelated to the project from Lake Placid to CLR failed and needed immediate replacement, meaning 11th St would be closed twice for separate storm drainage pipe replacements. The project’s drainage improvements were moved forward to its beginning to install both storm drain pipes at one time. Crews are attempting to maintain access to businesses as consistently as possible.
Access to Hammerstein Brewing Company and Florida Behavioral Medicine will be from 10th Ave NW (south route) or from 13th Ave NW (north route). Although access will change between these two routes without notice based on construction, look for signs on CLR to direct you to these two businesses.
City team members sought community feedback on design for the Rosery Road Phase One improvements including a June 2018 survey, November 2018 Open House, as well as email and other direct correspondence. They then worked diligently with the design engineer to implement as much of that feedback as possible with features such as:
Drainage improvements: Adding curbs and curb inlets to move stormwater to new underground storm drain pipes. Currently there is no storm drainage system west of the CSX crossing except for overland flow.
Sanitary main replacement: The sanitary main west of the CSX crossing is at the end of its service life and is scheduled for replacement with a PVC main. Sanitary manholes will be replaced at the same time.
Potable water main replacement: Pinellas County has elected to replace its potable water main throughout the project limits.
Road reconstruction: The road will be reconstructed in the same location, at the same elevation, with the same cross section, and the same width as it is currently. Curbing will be added throughout the project limits and on-street parking (approximately 15 spaces) will be added to the south side of Rosery Road from the Pinellas Trail to 9th St NW.
Landscaping: Crape-myrtle and cabbage palms will be planted in select locations, principally the south side of Rosery Road from the Pinellas Trail to Clearwater-Largo Road, the south side from 6th St NW to the CSX crossing, and both sides from the CSX crossing to 2nd St NW.
Sidewalk and crossing improvements: Existing 4 ft wide sidewalk on the north side will be replaced with a 5 ft wide sidewalk. Curb ramps will be made current with ADA standards. Crosswalks will be striped for safety and visibility.
Mid-block crossing: A raised median with a refuge for people crossing Rosery Road will be created between 2nd Street NW (Shangri-La/Teakwood Village West entrance) and the Aldi/WaWa entrances.
Creation of a multi-use path: A 10 foot wide concrete path will be created on the south side of Rosery Road throughout the project limits, reduced to 8 foot width in select locations where there are right-of-way constraints. The multi-use path will have a new connection to the Pinellas Trail.
For more information, please contact Nancy Biesinger, Project Manager, at 727-587-6713 x4412 or email@example.com.