Capital Projects

Indian Rocks Road Project

The Indian Rocks Road Capital Project is a State and Town funded project that will include complete roadway reconstruction, stormwater system improvements and a new multimodal sidewalk, which includes a pedestrian walkway and bike path. 

The full project has 3 parts:

Phase 1- Mehlenbacher Road to Poinsettia Road
Phase 2- Poinsettia Road to Carl Avenue
Phase 3- Carl Avenue to Belleview Boulevard

Phase 1 of the project is underway and on schedule. The Town has formally accepted State funds for Phase 3 and design plans are in the works.

Photo of infrastructure worker leveling wet concrete for a sidewalk

A Tree Impact Study regarding the Indian Rocks Road Project – Phases 1-3 was conducted January of 2023. During the months of November-January, Town staff walked the corridor on multiple occasions. The link below is the Tree Impact Study.

Indian Rocks Road Tree Impact Study

Sidewalks and the multimodal path have been poured. Stormwater drains, utility lines, curbs, and gutters are completed. Crews have finished paving the final lift of asphalt. Currently, they are wrapping up landscaping and irrigation, and preparing to lay brick-patterned cross walks. Due to several variable factors, it is difficult to place an exact date of completion on this project, however, it's important to note that we are reaching the final stages. We will provide as many details as possible, when they become available.

Road detour guidance is posted. Access for local traffic continues to be maintained throughout the project, with signage in place to direct thru traffic to the appropriate detour. 

The intersection of Poinsettia Rd and Indian Rocks Rd will close temporarily from the evening of Sunday, 9/24 until the morning of Thursday, 9/28 for installation of patterned pavement and permanent paint markings. Thank you for your continued patience as we complete the finishing touches on Phase 1 of the IRR construction project.

Any new detour routes will be shared once approved by the County.

UPCOMING NIGHT WORK: Crosswalk areas along phase 1 will be closed for night work that is scheduled on the evenings of September 25, 26, and 27 from 7:00pm until 6:00am. Crews will be installing brick-patterned crosswalks. These areas will be cleaned up and re-opened for residential traffic by 6:00am each morning.

Mehlenbacher Road Sidewalk Improvements

This County project includes ADA-compliant sidewalks, curb ramps and driveways, along with drainage improvements to reduce flooding and inflow into the sewer system. This is likely to include infrastructure removal and rerouting in specific locations. The project is being managed by Pinellas County. Pinellas County Commissioners approved the award of bid to Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc, who are also the contractors responsible for the Indian Rocks Road Phase 1 project. Work began in July 2023 and is expected to extend through October 2024. Currently, crews are in the process of completing water main installation, which is estimated to continue for another two months. They will begin storm drain work within this time frame as well.  

**Pineland Ave will temporarily be closed at Mehlenbacher Rd for storm pipe installation related to Pinellas County's Mehlenbacher Sidewalk Project. Residents and first responders will have access to Pineland Ave from Golf View Dr. Work is anticipated to begin on Wednesday 9/20 and conclude by 5pm on Friday 9/22.

The County will be preparing a tree mitigation plan to compensate for the trees that have been removed. A landscape contractor will re-plant the trees.

 Click here to view the County's project webpage.

Westbound Mehlenbacher CLOSED between Indian Rocks Road and Clearwater Largo Road

The westbound lane of Mehlenbacher Rd between Indian Rocks Rd and Clearwater Largo Rd has been closed until further notice. The eastbound lane will remain open. The detour for the westbound lane will include the use of W Bay Dr, as detailed in the map above. New detour routes will be shared once approved by the County.

Carl Avenue and Shirley Avenue 

The Carl and Shirley Capital Project is anticipated to include paving and drainage enhancements. The project will include adding sidewalks on both sides of the street as well as street lighting on Carl Avenue and Shirley Avenue. The engineer of record provided 100% plans and they are currently under review. Construction is anticipated to begin later this year. Crews have recently finished clearing and relocating utilities such as water and power. This project is expected to go out to bid in late September.

Bluff Erosion Restoration

In July 2022, the Mayor signed a cooperative funding agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to conduct a feasibility study that will investigate the potential erosion of the Bluff shoreline along Bayview Drive. Erosion is generally caused by wave activity and groundwater discharge. The study is meant to assist in determining options to address these issues and maximize natural system restoration opportunities as well as water quality. Town staff are maintaining weekly discussions with SFWMD to ensure the project remains on track. A bid has been awarded for the Bluff study and the firm continues to meet on a regular basis. Staff also entered an agreement with a Master Arborist to take a detailed inventory of trees along the Bluff.

On May 10th the Town met with SFWMD to discuss and establish the scope of work and the notice to proceed was issued on May 22nd. Field data collection will begin in July. This environmental and geotechnical investigation includes an examination of existing site conditions, historical use, geographical surveys, tidal, wind and wave data, submerged utility records, and water quality records from intracoastal waterway records. The installation of two groundwater wells will determine where the water table is. For questions or inquiries regarding the Bluffs project, contact Ashley Bernal, Assistant to the Town Manager, at

Rattlesnake/Belleair Creek

The Town of Belleair, Pinellas County, and the City of Largo have discussed a shared agreement for a preliminary engineering report regarding the creek. The objective of this project is to investigate and recommend alternatives to improve stormwater management and design flood protection measures, while addressing erosion control and sediment management needs of the channel. This will include site investigation, data collection, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and a presentation of an implementation plan with permitting requirements. Currently, staff is working to identify additional funding sources.