Public Involvement

Involving and engaging the public throughout the 40th Avenue NE Bridge replacement design process is an important part of City’s commitment to serving the needs of its residents. Area residents and interested citizens will be able to learn more about the project, share ideas and provide comments on the proposed improvements in a variety of ways throughout the project, including public meetings, small group meetings and this website. Updated information, project documents and upcoming events will be added as information becomes available, so please check back often.

Survey shows significant interest in Bridge Project

601 residents of Shore Acres, Northeast Park, Venetian Isles and Patrician Point – and 48 from outside the immediate area – took part in a month-long survey of issues regarding the re-building of the 40th Avenue NE Bridge.  City staff and design team members have been looking over the results and are taking the findings forward into the re-building process. Updated July 12, 2018. Read more

Design Team Details 40th Avenue Bridge Improvements

St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 28, 2018) – Over one hundred neighbors from Shore Acres, Patrician Point and Northeast Park heard about the intent to move forward with interim improvements and the ultimate replacement of the 40th Avenue NE Bridge over Placido Bayou at an informational Open House Tuesday night, November 27, 2018 at the North East Park Baptist Church.

In addition to a commitment from engineers and designers to increase the navigable clearance under the bridge to approximately 13 feet, plans for a temporary walkway – designed to safely accommodate pedestrians and cyclists – were revealed. That walkway construction has a tentative start date in the first quarter of 2019, pending final contract details. The work will temporarily close the bridge for up to six weeks.

Stakeholders were also able to express their preference on design elements — like barriers, lighting and lane configurations. Citizens continued their conversations with the project team, sharing insight and inspiration into the replacement of this now-57-year-old bridge with a structure which fits in with the neighborhood.

To view documents from the public workshop held November 27, 2018 click here.

Please visit our Contact page to send us your ideas. The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to address your needs.

An additional survey will be featured in the future. Please complete the form on the Contact page and select “Join Contact List” to be notified and for other updates. Thank you.