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Moving forward on 40th Avenue Bridge design firm selection

St. Petersburg, Fla.   (January 16, 2018) – Final selection of the design firm to spearhead the important infrastructure improvement work on the 40th Avenue Bridge over Smack’s Bayou will be made in an open forum Monday, January 22, 2018 from 1-3 pm at the St. Petersburg Water Resources Training Room located at 1650 3rd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713.  The meeting is open to the public.

Presentations by -- and interviews with -- the four firms vying for the contract will be held earlier in the day.  However, that part of the process is not open to the public due to the proprietary information discussed in those sessions.  Final discussions of the evaluation committee -- comprised of City of St. Petersburg staff as well as representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) -- will be held immediately following the presentations. 

This is the initial step of an intense period of public outreach.  Once the design firm is selected and contract negotiations are finalized, numerous meetings with stakeholders will commence.  Citizens are encouraged to attend the post-presentation discussion and take part as public comment is encouraged.

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