B&N led the design of the Tri-County Trail, a 12-foot to 15-foot-wide shared-use path running through Pinellas County, Florida. This new tri-county trail connects Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties and is part of the Coast-to-Coast Connector Trail initiative. Once completed, it will provide a continuous 275-mile multi-use trail stretching throughout Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Tri-County Trail begins at the intersection of two county routes and continues east for approximately three miles to the Pinellas/Hillsborough County line, then turns north through Pinellas County’s Brooker Creek Preserve for approximately two miles and ends the Pinellas/Pasco County line. A trail crossing was added on Keystone Road to allow trail users to safely traverse the roadway. The new mid-block crossing is located just to the east of the Brooker Creek Preserve entrance.
Other trail improvements included floodplain mitigation, wetland mitigation, gopher tortoise permitting, access gates for Brooker Creek Preserve, access gates to active potable water heads and Lake Dan near Tampa Bay Water. The trail design also included new signing, pavement markings, removable bollards, reinforced-concrete shock pads at locations where the shared-use path crosses the Tampa Bay Water Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) potable water mains, access for Duke Energy and new fencing within Pinellas County’s Brooker Creek Preserve.
B&N’s scope of work included:
- Shared-use path/roadway design
- Drainage and stormwater design
- Signing and pavement markings
- Utility coordination
- Traffic control plans
Significant stakeholder coordination was also provided for Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and Pinellas County’s on-going Keystone Road project.