Gladys Street Construction Update

Project Overview:
   The project limits for the Gladys Street roadway improvement project site are from the intersection at Dryer Avenue to the intersection at Wilcox Road. The proposed work will include:  
  • Pavement improvements 
  • Minimal curb, ramp, and sidewalk repairs to address accessibility 
  • Sidewalk extensions in select areas 
  • Traffic calming
Incorporating both community member and City Commission feedback, proposed traffic calming measures will include: 
  • Raised Crosswalk near Southwest Recreation Complex 
  • Speed Table south of 134th Ave 
  • Raised Intersection at 21st Ave SW 
  • Raised Crosswalk near Hillsdale Ave
In addition, Pinellas County's potable water main replacement on Gladys Street project is presently under way.  The County's subsurface work must be completed before the City's roadway project can begin. 

Construction Timeline:  The Pinellas County contractor's schedule has been affected by piping equipment procurement delays. The contractor estimates completion in March 2024, barring the unforeseen.  The City's contractor will commence roadway restoration work upon the County's completion of its work.

Project Contact Information:  For questions, please contact Largo Engineering Services Team Member, Litianyu Zhu, at 727-587-6713 x4420 or [email protected]

Additional Background Information: The City of Largo's Engineering Division regularly monitors roadway conditions to ensure the safety and sustainability of travel along local roads. In 2019, a City-wide pavement assessment was completed that indicated poor to serious conditions of roadways along Gladys Street in Southwest Largo. The observed roadway conditions indicate a failing or weakened roadway base, which are issues that cannot be corrected by a regular resurfacing of the road. The City's project team launched a community survey in late Summer/early Fall of 2022 to residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Gladys Street to determine local priorities specifically regarding the proposed traffic calming methods. The survey was completed by 187 residents and roadway users in the neighborhoods surrounding Gladys Street.