Gladys Street Construction Underway Soon

Project Overview:
As of June 2023, the City's project team is currently finalizing the Glady Street roadway improvement plan and continuing coordination with the selected Contractor.   The project site includes Gladys Street from the intersection at Dryer Avenue to the intersection at Wilcox Road. The proposed work will include:  
  • Pavement improvements 
  • Minimal curb, ramp, and sidewalk repairs to address accessibility 
  • Sidewalk extensions in select areas 
  • Traffic calming
Incorporating both community member and City Commission feedback, proposed traffic calming measures will include: 
  • Raised Crosswalk near Southwest Recreation Complex 
  • Speed Table south of 134th Ave 
  • Raised Intersection at 21st Ave SW 
  • Raised Crosswalk near Hillsdale Ave
In addition, Pinellas County is currently finalizing its design plans for potable water relocations along and across Gladys Street.  The City wants to ensure that all infrastructure repairs under the roadway are completed by the County before we begin our proposed improvements.  This will ensure that the project is successful. 

Construction Timeline: The project team is coordinating with the County to estimate a construction time frame and will be alerting residents through digital signage along the roadway, email updates to those who have provided contact information, and updates to the website.

  • Site preparation for the County potable water project will begin in the area the week of July 17, 2023. 
  • The first phase of the Gladys St. road closure will begin as early as July 23, 2023. Local traffic only will be permitted and drivers should follow detour routes. For questions reach out to Edward Ramous, Pinellas County Construction Administrator (727) 464-8833. 
  • The estimated timeline for the entire project is 6 months barring weather and other unforeseen events. 
Project Contact Information: The City of Largo appreciates everyone’s patience as we work to implement these improvements.  For questions, please contact Largo Engineering Services Team Member, Litianyu Zhu, at 727-587-6713 x4420 or [email protected]

Additional Background Information: The City of Largo's Engineering Division regularly monitors roadway conditions to ensure the safety and sustainability of travel along local roads. In 2019, a City-wide pavement assessment was completed that indicated poor to serious conditions of roadways along Gladys Street in Southwest Largo. The observed roadway conditions indicate a failing or weakened roadway base, which are issues that cannot be corrected by a regular resurfacing of the road. The City's project team launched a community survey in late Summer/early Fall of 2022 to residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Gladys Street to determine local priorities specifically regarding the proposed traffic calming methods. The survey was completed by 187 residents and roadway users in the neighborhoods surrounding Gladys Street.