Which option do you prefer for the 46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements Project in Lealman?
Pinellas County is planning to make sidewalk improvements along 46th Avenue North between 49th Street and 37th Street in Lealman.
This project extends through a residential area that currently does not have sidewalks on the north side of the road. It consists of new ADA-compliant sidewalks or a multipurpose path on the north side of the road, curb ramps and drainage improvements. The project aims to improve safety and provide connectivity to local parks, the future Joe's Creek Trail and businesses on 49th Street.
Pinellas County held virtual and in-person meetings to share information and answer questions about the project last July. The virtual meeting and presentation can be viewed on the project website.
Which do you prefer?
In the July meetings, the project team presented two design alternatives for consideration. Based on community feedback, we selected the alternative (Alternative 1) that preserves the current roadway width, with 10-foot travel lanes in each direction. Now, we need to decide between two versions of the preferred alternative. The main differences are that Alternative 1A adds a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side of the road with curb on both sides, and Alternative 1B adds an 8-foot multipurpose path on the north side with no curb on either side. See below.
- The existing roadway will remain the same, but with painted "sharrows" to remind drivers they must share the road with bicycles.
- Existing sidewalks and swale on the south side of the road remain.
- New Pinellas County Type A curb is added to both sides of the road.
- New, 5-foot sidewalk and shallow swale are added to the north side to absorb runoff.
- The existing roadway will remain the same.
- The existing sidewalks and swale on the south side remain.
- A new 8-foot multipurpose path with a shallow swale to absorb runoff is constructed on the north side.
- Bicycles would use the multipurpose trail.
- No curb is constructed on either side of the road. High-visibility pavement markings will be added.
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