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Clearwater leaders asking for public's input to make safety improvements along Fort Harrison Ave.

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Posted at 5:33 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 06:42:46-05

Clearwater city leaders are asking for the public to complete a survey to get the community’s input on road safety improvements.

They’re working on a Complete Streets plan to improve Fort Harrison Avenue between Belleair Road and North Myrtle Avenue.

On Friday the project team will be at Blast Friday in downtown Clearwater so people can get a first-hand look at the design strategies they’re considering.

According to the city, in the past five years there have been more than 650 crashes in the area involving cars, cyclists, and pedestrians.

A few months ago, residents told ABC Action News they’d like to see more sidewalks, wider lanes, and a lower seed limit along Fort Harrison Avenue.

Leaders are using a Complete Streets grant and city money to do a road study and put a plan together.

Complete Streets allows safe travel for everyone, whether they’re walking or driving.

This project will connect major destinations; the Morton Plant Hospital campus, downtown, the future Imagine Clearwater waterfront development, and the North Marina Area.

Blast Friday starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. The project team will be there to get community input.

The survey takes about 5 minutes and people have until March 7 to complete it.

You can find the survey here.