Public Works CIP Project Update
Last updated July 2020
Old Coachman Road over Alligator Creek Bridge Replacement
Project ID# 001034A
Old Coachman Road, between Drew Street and NE Coachman Road, Clearwater
Pinellas County Public Works is replacing the bridge (No. 154252) over Alligator Creek along Old Coachman Road (CR 535) in Clearwater. The replacement will involve the reconstruction of the approaches to the bridge and the removal of a concrete box culvert at the bridgels north end.
The existing bridge has been in place for 93 years, and has exceeded its service life by almost half a century. The new concrete structure will be designed for a 75-year service life and to withstand flooding under a 50-year storm event. The new bridge and approaches will have wider 11-foot lanes along with up-to-date safety features to improve the roadway for motorists.
The segment of roadway where the bridge is located provides access between Drew Street and NE Coachman Road (SR 590), and includes a parking lot entrance that serves Spectrum Baseball Field. Project construction requires the closure of these roadways, detour signage is posted to help motorists navigate an alternate route.
- Design Start: June 2016
- Design End: November 2020
- Construction Start: June 2021*
- Construction End: August 2022*
*Due to budgetary constraints, the Construction Start could start on June 2023 and finish on August 2024.
This project is funded through the county's Capital Improvement Program.
Antonio "Tony" Horrnik, PE -- Project Manager
Public Works Transportation Engineering
14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., 6th Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756
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