Heads up hikers and bikers, you may have to find a new trail to trek for a little while. Portions of the Pinellas Trail Network will temporarily close to the public on Thursday, May 18, as Pinellas County Public Works will begin working to complete trail crossing upgrades that will affect general usage.
Construction will completely close sections of the trail stretching from Weaver Park to Skinner Boulevard, as well as Scotland Street to President Street, Albert Street to Lyndhurst Street, and Orangewood Street to Sedeeva Street.
The City of Dunedin asks trail users to use the appropriate detour when coming to an area affected by the construction closures.
For closures affecting Weaver Park, Scotland Street, and Albert Street, you'll want to use the Broadway detour. Those who regularly enjoy the section of Orangewood to Sedeeva will need to temporarily use Douglas instead.
The Pinellas Trail North and South Gap Projects added sections from John Chesnut St. Park South to the existing Duke Energy Trail at Enterprise Road — creating a continuous 75-mile span of trail loop networks that stretch from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, with connections to Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Largo, Seminole, South Pasadena, and Gulfport.
It also has regional connections to both Hillsborough and Pasco County's trail networks, as well as the western end of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Connector Trail — an impressive 250-mile multi-use trail that will cross the Sunshine State.
For those seeking more information regarding this construction project or the Pinellas Trail, The City of Dunedin encourages you to contact Pinellas County Public Works Transportation Division by phone at 727-464-8900.
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Article by Rachael Volpe