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Battle of the Belts

Battle of the Belts

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office And City of Seminole Fire Rescue Team Up For Battle Of The Belts

Partnering with several local organizations, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will be involved in this year's Battle of the Belts at Seminole High School. The Battle of the Belts program was initiated in an effort to increase safety belt use amongst teenagers and decrease the number of students who drive distracted or impaired.

Intersection shut down

Intersection shut down

Pinellas County, Florida -- An emergency sanitary sewer repair will shut down the intersection of Aylesford Dr & Tarpon Lake Blvd. 

This intersection will be closed until May 4, 2013. The intersection will be closed to local and thru traffic. 

Suggested alternate routes:

  • Lansbrook Parkway
  • Lake Front Dr.
  • Village Center Dr. 

Traffic delays on Sand Key

Traffic delays on Sand Key

Clearwater Beach, Florida - Police are advising drivers to expect delays on Gulf Boulevard on March 21, due to a possible water main break.

Crews are already on scene making repairs.

The possible break occurred in the 1300 block of Gulf Boulevard, near the Sand Key U.S. Coast Guard Station.

Police say the road is open, but delays are anticipated until the work is completed.

DUI enforcement checks throughout the city

DUI enforcement checks throughout the city

Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police Officers will conduct a DUI enforcement detail beginning Saturday, March 16 through early Sunday morning, March 17.

Officers will be deployed in various locations throughout the city.

The DUI detail is an effort to reduce DUI-related injuries and educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. The goal of the DUI detail is to target drivers under the influence of alcohol, aggressive driving and other traffic-related violations.

FDOT announces construction lane closures for March 10 - 16

FDOT announces construction lane closures for March 10 - 16

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Florida Department of Transportation has announced non-interstate lane closures for commuters  to consider while driving within the county next week.

They are as follows: 

SR 580 ( Main Street) between Enterprise Drive and Countryside Boulevard

  • Repaving – Nightly lane closures Monday – Friday from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.

US 19 between Whitney Road and SR 60

Restricted Travel at Gooden Crossing

Restricted Travel at Gooden Crossing

Largo, Florida -- March 6, 2013 expect lane closing and restricted travel at Gooden Crossing between 119th Street North and Palm Avenue.

A potable water main repair is the cause of the closure. 

Lane closure will last from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Suggested routes are Crosby Street and 134th Avenue North. 

Hillcrest Traffic Calming & Stormwater Project begins this week

Hillcrest Traffic Calming & Stormwater Project begins this week

Clearwater, Florida -- Work on the Hillcrest Traffic Calming and Stormwater Project began this week.

The first area of construction will be along St. Thomas Drive from Betty Lane to Hillcrest Avenue, and the contractor will close the Frederica and Evergreen intersections.

The following road and intersection closures are associated with this project:

• St. Thomas Drive from Hillcrest Avenue to Betty Lane will be closed starting Tuesday, March 5 to April 10. Bellevue Road or Howard Street can be used as a detour routes.