Alternate 19/Orange Street pedestrian bridge closure
A segment of the Pinellas Trail will be closed until further notice: Alternate 19/Orange Street pedestrian bridge between Curlew and Tampa roads. The trail segment will be inaccessible to cyclists, runners, and pedestrians. Trail users are advised to follow one of two detours that will allow continued trail use.
Alternate 1 Detour
Coming from the south: When approaching the southern end of the closed bridge, Trail users should use the sidewalk to the east of the bridge that connects to the sidewalk on the east side of Alt. 19. There is a new mid-block crosswalk across Alt. 19 at Orange Street with pedestrian activated flashing beacons on both sides of the crosswalk to alert motorists of the crosswalk user. Reconnect with the trail using the new sidewalk connection at Alt. 19 and Orange Street.
Coming from the north: Trail users should use the new sidewalk connection at Orange Street to connect to the new mid-block crosswalk across Alt. 19. There are pedestrian activated flashing beacons on both sides of the crosswalk to alert motorists of the crosswalk user. Continue south on the sidewalk on the east side of Alt. 19 to reconnect to the trail on the southern end of the closed bridge.
Alternate 2 Detour
Coming from the south: Trail users should cross Curlew Road, then Alt. 19 and use a sidewalk along the west side of Alternate 19 to reconnect with the trail using the new sidewalk connection at Alt. 19 and Orange Street.
Coming from the north: Trail users should use the new sidewalk connection at Orange Street to connect to the sidewalk along the west side of Alt. 19. Continue south to reconnect to the trail at the Curlew Road intersection.
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a linear trail currently extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and is a multi-use trail everyone can enjoy. The Trail, created along a portion of abandoned railroad corridor, provides a unique, protected greenspace for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Resources is responsible for the Trails maintenance and operating costs.
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Basic rules to
help everyone enjoy the trail:
- The trail is only
open during daylight hours.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Pedestrians and
handicapped have the right of way, wheelchairs should use the pedestrian
lanes and electric handicap wheelchairs are always permitted.
- Bicyclists are
required to obey all traffic controls and signals.
- Bicyclists are
not permitted to wear headphones at any time.
- Under age 16, they
must wear a helmet.
- Bicyclists and
skaters should obey the posted speed limits. No racing, race training
or pace lines. Skaters should use the bicycle lanes, and both skaters
and cyclists should give an audible warning when passing.
- Motorized vehicles
(except electric handicap wheelchairs, maintenance, law enforcement
and emergency vehicles) are prohibited.
- Horses are prohibited.
- Pets must be kept
on a 6-foot leash and under control.
- Trail users stay right except to pass. Please be courteous.