Current Projects In Design or Discussion
Indian Rocks Road Project-
The Indian Rocks Road Project is a state funded project that will include complete roadway reconstruction, stormwater system improvements, and a new pedestrian walkway and bike path. This project will be phased into 3 parts:
- Phase 1- Mehlenbacher Road to Poinsettia Road
- Phase 2- Poinsettia Road to Carl Avenue
- Phase 3- Carl Avenue to Belleview Boulevard
The Town of Belleair has awarded the Indian Rocks Road Phase 1 contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Kamminga and Roodvoets, Inc. was awarded the contract using the evaluation criteria identified in the RFP. The Commission gave final approval on the award decision at the Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 18.
Phase 1 is still on track for estimated groundbreaking in January 2023.
Carl Avenue and Shirley Avenue-
The Carl and Shirley Capital Project is anticipated to include paving and drainage enhancements with estimated groundbreaking in early 2023. On Thursday, September 15, 2022 Town staff held a resident input meeting to allow residents to share their opinions about the project plans. Residents had an additional opportunity to share their input at a Commission meeting on October 18, 2022. At this Commission meeting, several residents voiced their input regarding whether or not the Carl and Shirley capital project should include adding sidewalks. At the end of the discussion, the Commission unanimously voted YES to adding sidewalks on both sides of the street on Carl Avenue and Shirley Avenue.
Bluff Erosion Restoration-
On July 19, 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 is maintaining weekly discussions with SFWMD to ensure the project remains on track. Staff has also begun working with arborists to take an inventory of trees along the Bluff, as well as continuing routine maintenance. Additionally, Town staff conducted a preliminary walk of the Bluffs in mid October. For questions or inquiries regarding the restoration of the Bluffs, contact Ashley Bernal, Assistant to the Town Manager, at email@example.com.
Mehlenbacher Road Water Main Improvements-
This project will consist of the rehabilitation of the existing water main on Mehlenbacher Road, to improve its overall performance. This is likely to include removal and rerouting in specific locations. This project is being completed by Pinellas County. Bids are anticipated to be open in September or October of 2022, and the estimated date of groundbreaking is February or March of 2023.
The Town of Belleair, Pinellas County, and Largo have been meeting to discuss a shared agreement for a preliminary engineering report regarding Rattlesnake Creek. The objective of this project is to investigate and recommend alternatives to improve stormwater management and present 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. This project is expected to span one year, starting mid 2023.