A portion of the Pinellas Trail between 13th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North will be closed through Jan. 29. Other sections will close other sections will be closed as well throughout this month as part of a 2-mile improvement project.
Areas from 22nd Avenue North to Tyrone Boulevard and then from Tyrone Boulevard to 76th Street will also close as crews complete improvements.
The sections will reopen as work is completed. The county has not listed how long each section will take to complete.
Closing signs will mark sections as they are closed for work.
Workers will be improving the shoulder along those sections of the trail as well as stabilizing banks. Vehicular traffic along nearby roads should not be affected.
The sections slated for upgrades are part of the 47-mile long Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail that spans the county from South St. Pete north to Tarpon Springs.
The project is funded through a Recreational Trail Program grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternate routes around closed sections are available for those traversing the trail. Neighborhood streets are a good way to skip the first part of the trail now closed. Bike lanes run along Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue North.