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Temporary closure… 40th Avenue Bridge Update

St. Petersburg, Fla  (June 5, 2018) -- Following a planned closure to re-configure traffic lanes on the 40th Avenue Bridge, workers have been dismantling the old temporary lane barriers piece by piece.  They’re also removing a more substantial portion of concrete barriers near the ends of the span.  All of this is being done to smooth the curve that takes drivers to the outside lanes of the bridge.

This crossing of Placido Bayou dates back to 1961, with a widening facelift in 1990.  But now its days are numbered.  While the scheduled lane re-configuration – which will allow the speed limit to be raised to 25 mph – will be completed by Thursday, construction through this area will be a common sight.

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City planners, neighbors, drivers and boaters will meet to discuss that this coming Monday night.

Residents of Share Acres, Patrician Point and Northeast Park.
Drivers, cyclists and boaters who use the bridge on a regular basis.

40th Avenue NE Bridge Open House

June 11, 2018    6:30 pm

Shore Acres Recreation Center
2230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE

To share plans/needs/information on upcoming crossing construction

For more information, contact Bill Logan, 727-893-7250 or

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