Pinellas County is weighing its options for how to extend the popular Pinellas Trail and is asking the community for input.
The plan is to extend the Pinellas Trail South gap, which is part of the 75-mile planned Pinellas Trail Loop that will encircle the county and connects to other trails. The trail today was created along a portion of an abandoned railroad corridor and is used by runners and bicyclists.
The project entails extending it roughly four miles from 126th Avenue North, west of 49th Street in Pinellas Park, to Haines Bayshore Road, east of U.S. 19 in Largo/Clearwater.
The county can either use the Duke Energy utility corridor, as in other areas of the county, or constructing the trail along streets/roadways, according to county documents
The online survey is available until June 19. The survey asks about various preferred segments for the project.
The Pinellas Trail South gap project is funded through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation with additional funding supported by the Penny for Pinellas.