Deuces at I-275 Underpass Lighting and Landscape Improvement Project Groundbreaking

The Deuces in St. Petersburg FloridaWork began on the Deuces-Interstate 275 Underpass Lighting and Landscape Improvement project this morning, with an official groundbreaking ceremony hosted by city officials and Mayor Kriseman.

The Capital Improvement Project features aesthetic lighting and landscape improvements to the I-275 Underpass at 22nd Street South, including construction of new sidewalks and colored concrete surfaces in the parkway, landscaping and new lighting components. The project also involves relocation of the limited access fence, removal of broken sidewalk and removal of asphalt from the parkway.

In addition to enhancing safety and aesthetics within The Deuces Business District, the Economic Development initiative will feature an art component. The Deuces Design Committee will be working in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and St. Petersburg Public Arts Commission.

The project is located within the boundaries of the city’s innovative 30-year Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) initiative for South St. Petersburg. Construction costs for the initial phase is a little over $493,000, with completion anticipated by the end of October.

See the ongoing improvements while biking the African American Heritage Trail, and enjoy 15% off your check at Deuces BBQ when docking at our Deuces hub for lunch.