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40th Avenue Bridge Public Hearing September 10

St. Petersburg, FL (Sept. 5, 2019) – The City of St. Petersburg will be holding a public hearing to discuss the 40th Avenue NE bridge project.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Open house at 6 p.m., formal presentation at 7 p.m.
North East Park Baptist Church
3737 1st Street NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 

Community members will have the opportunity to review project displays and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed project improvements. The public will be able to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.

This hearing is being held as part of a current Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that is being conducted to address structural deficiencies of the existing 40th Avenue NE Bridge over Placido Bayou. The current bridge structure was constructed in 1961 and widened in 1990. It is considered structurally deficient by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and therefore is scheduled for replacement. This project will replace the existing 40th Avenue NE Bridge. The project limits extend from 12th St. NE to west of 13th Way NE, a distance of 0.15 miles. The new bridge will accommodate two lanes of traffic, bicycle lanes and sidewalks. 

Draft study documents and other information depicting the proposed improvements are available for public review at www.40thavenuebridge.com and at the following locations through September 20, 2019. Comments postmarked on or before September 20, 2019 will become a part of the public hearing record.

Shore Acres Recreation Center
4230 Shore Acres Boulevard NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Mondays and Wednesdays: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7 a.m-9 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 

St. Petersburg Main Library
3745 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sundays: 12-6 p.m.

For more information about the project, visit www.40thavenuebridge.com or contact Ziba Mohammadi, P.E., PTOE, at Ziba.Mohammadi@stpete.org or 727-892-5302.

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.

The study is being conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mark Riedmueller, City of St. Petersburg Title VI Coordinator at 727-893-7857 or by email at Mark.Riedmueller@stpete.org at least seven days prior to the hearing. 

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