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Groundbreaking June 19 for Deuces at I-275 Underpass Lighting and Landscape Improvement Project

St. Petersburg, FL (June 15, 2017) – The city will begin work on the Deuces-Interstate 275 Underpass Lighting and Landscape Improvement project in the next few weeks. The public is invited to join city officials for groundbreaking ceremonies at 9 a.m. Monday, June 19, beneath the I-275 overpass, at the corner of 22nd Street and Seventh Avenue South. Parking will be at the nearby Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S.

The Capital Improvement Project features Aesthetic Lighting and Landscape Improvements to the I-275 Underpass at 22nd Street South, including construction of new sidewalks and colored concrete surfaces in the parkway, landscaping and new lighting components. The project also involves relocation of the limited access fence, removal of broken sidewalk and removal of asphalt from the parkway.

In addition to enhancing safety and aesthetics within The Deuces Business District, the Economic Development initiative will also feature an art component. The Deuces Design Committee will be working in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and St. Petersburg Public Arts Commission. The Deuces at I-275 Underpass project is also located within the boundaries of the city’s innovative 30-year Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) initiative for South St. Petersburg.

Construction costs for the initial phase of the I-275 Underpass Capital Improvement Project is just over $493,000. Construction should take about four months, with completion anticipated by the end of October.  

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