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Changes to US 19 coming in late 2022

'Death Valley' drivers say stretch of U.S. 19 is extremely dangerous
Posted at 10:36 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 04:52:12-04

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — For years, ABC Action News has been following crashes on U.S. 19 in North Pinellas County and the state's plan to make changes.

Now, we're learning a portion of these changes could start in late 2022.

Construction will start further south in Clearwater between SR 580 and Curlew Road.

One-way frontage roads will be built in both directions along with a new interchange at Curlew Road.

Pedestrians will have an underpass between Evans Road and Republic Drive.

Two more projects will go further in Palm Harbor. One project is in the early design phases and is not funded at this time and another is currently on hold.