4th Street Construction Project: Right Turn ONLY!

4th Street Construction. The city is buzzing with the prospects of improved traffic flow and enhanced pedestrian safety.

4th Street Construction: Revamping US 92 (4th St. N): A Comprehensive Look at St. Petersburg’s Major Roadwork Project

As St. Petersburg embarks on a significant transformation of US 92 (4th St. N), the city is buzzing with the prospects of improved traffic flow and enhanced pedestrian safety. The Florida Department of Transportation’s ambitious project, with an estimated completion in the summer of 2024, aims to revitalize a 4-mile stretch from 30th Ave N. to 94th Ave N.

 

Key Features of the 4th Street Construction 

1. Extending Left Turn Lane Storage

The project’s cornerstone is the extension of left turn lane storage at nine signalized intersections and 15 existing median openings. This expansion is crucial for easing traffic congestion and enhancing road safety.

2. Modifying and Closing Median Openings

To optimize traffic flow, several median openings will be either modified or closed. These changes are carefully planned to balance the needs of motorists and local businesses.

3. Constructing Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossings

A pedestrian-friendly initiative, the construction of nine mid-block crossings, is particularly noteworthy. These crossings, equipped with pedestrian signals, offer a safer way for people to navigate across the bustling US 92.

4. Introducing U-Turn Locations

To facilitate access to businesses along the corridor, strategically placed U-turn locations will be available. These will serve as a vital component in maintaining business accessibility amidst the median modifications.

Impact on Traffic and Safety

The median closures and turn lane extensions are expected to significantly improve safety and traffic flow. By redirecting traffic patterns and providing dedicated pedestrian spaces, the project promises a smoother and safer travel experience for both motorists and pedestrians.

Financial and Construction Details

  • Construction Cost: $7.1 million
  • Contractor: Preferred Materials
  • Project Start: April 24, 2023
  • Estimated Completion: Summer 2024

Community Engagement and Information

Staying informed and engaged with the ongoing construction is crucial for local residents and businesses. Maddie Pfingsten (727-575-8334, roadwork@dot.state.fl.us) and Media Contact Kris Carson (813-975-6060, Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us) are key contacts for project information and updates.

Final Insights on 4th Street Construction

This project is not just about road work; it’s about shaping the future of St. Petersburg. The strategic enhancements along US 92 (4th St. N) reflect a thoughtful balance between the needs of motorists, businesses, and pedestrians. As we anticipate its completion in the summer of 2024, this project stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to progress and safety. Stay tuned for more updates as we journey through this transformative phase in St. Petersburg’s road infrastructure.

Riviera Bay Impacts

A raised median will be constructed at 73rd Ave N and 74th Ave N to only allow right turns onto US 92 (4th St. N).

Northbound motorists who previously turned left from 4th St N. onto 74th Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 75th Ave N.

Southbound motorists who previously turned left from 4th St N onto 74th Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 73rd Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 75th Ave N to only allow right turns onto southbound 4th St.

A new pedestrian crosswalk with crossing signals will be added to this median north of 75th Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 79th Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St. N.

A portion of the landscaped median that is currently on 4th St. between 79th Ave N. and 79th Terrace N will be removed to lengthen the southbound left turn lane onto 79th Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 80th Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St.

A portion of the landscaped median that is currently on 4th St. between 79th Terrace N and 80th Ave N will be removed to lengthen the northbound left turn lane onto 80th Ave N.

Southbound motorists who previously turned left from 4th St N. onto 80th Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 79th Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 81st Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St. N.

A portion of the landscaped median that is currently on 4th St. between 79th Terrace and 80th Ave N. will be removed to lengthen the northbound left turn lane onto 80th Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 85th Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St. N.

A new pedestrian crosswalk with crossing signals will be added south of 85th Ave N.

A raised median will be constructed at 90th, 91st and 92nd Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St. N.

Northbound motorists who previously turned left onto 90th Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 91st Ave N.

Southbound motorists who previously turned left onto 91st Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 89th Ave N.

Northbound motorists who previously turned left onto 92nd Ave N will need to make a U-turn at 93rd Ave N.

The landscaped median between 90th Ave N and 91st Ave N will be removed to lengthen the left turn lane onto 91st Ave N

A raised median will be constructed at 93rd Ave N to only allow right turns onto 4th St. Left turn lane storage will be extended at northbound 94th Ave N.

This modification is being implemented to lengthen the left turn lane from northbound 4th St. to 94th Avenue N.

Medians will be fully closed at the following streets:

36th Avenue

47th Avenue

52nd Avenue

70th Avenue
E 74th Avenue

W 74th Avenue

W 76th Avenue 90th Avenue

2 comments
  1. i hope this isnt the finished product .the arrow lanes are too narrow and the concrete work looks terrible tell me there is more esthetics to this 9 million dollar project . its ugly and was unnecessary.

  2. aBSOLUTELY THE WORST DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION! nO THOUGHT FOR THOSE THAT ONLY HAVE ONE OPTION OUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD/STREET IS AT 4TH sTREET AND forces US TO DRIVE OUT OF OUR WAY IN THE WRONG DIRECTION MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY AND TO DRIVE AROUND BLOCKS OR ATTEMPT VERY DANGEROUS u-TURNS! morons!

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