The City of St. Petersburg will be holding a public hearing to discuss the 40th Avenue NE Over Placido Bayou Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study in Pinellas County. The hearing is being held as part of a current Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that is being conducted to address structural deficiencies of the existing 40th Avenue NE Bridge. The current bridge structure was constructed in 1961 and widened in 1990. It is considered structurally deficient by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and therefore is scheduled for replacement. This project will replace the existing 40th Avenue NE Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. The project limits extend from 12th St. NE to west of 13th Way NE, a distance of 0.15 miles. The new bridge will accommodate two lanes of traffic, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks. The City of St. Petersburg will begin the public hearing as an open house at 6:00 p.m. with a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m. followed by a public comment period. This hearing will give people the opportunity to review project displays and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed project improvements. It is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Written comments may be submitted in place of or in addition to oral comments. Comments may be provided at the hearing or by mail to Ziba Mohammadi, P.E., PTOE, City of St. Petersburg, PO Box 2842, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or emailed to All comments must be postmarked or received through email by September 20, 2019, to become part of the official public hearing record. Draft project documents and other information will be available for public review from August 20, 2019 to September 20, 2019, at the following locations: at Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Boulevard NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703, and St. Petersburg Main Library 3745 9th Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 during hours of operation. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT. The study is being conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Comuniquese Con Nosotros Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuniquese con nuestra representante, Maricelle Venegas por teléfono (863) 242-1549 o por correo electrónico