The 13th Street Revitalization Project provides 2.20 miles of roadway reconstruction along this north-south arterial in Fort Pierce. This is a major city street and a federal-aid eligible roadway. The proposed project is divided into four phases beginning at Virginia Avenue to the south and extending northward to Avenue Q, traversing a large area of economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Improvements will include: drainage improvements, roadway and sidewalk construction. This project also includes signage, signalization, pavement markings, street lighting, and landscaping.
Upon completion, the project will benefit underserved residents in the area by providing safety upgrades such as sidewalks for providing pedestrian connectivity; increased illumination from new street lighting; ADA compliant infrastructure; street calming devices to reduce the severity of traffic crash incidents.
The project’s economic development benefits include enhancement of transportation effectiveness in the corridor, thus, connecting numerous businesses (46), public school facilities (5), churches (12) and residential homes (224). The improvements will facilitate economic stimulation in the subject area which has been severely affected by the current economy.
Phase II – Georgia Ave. to Orange Ave.
Phase Ill – Ave. E to Ave. Q
Phase IV – Virginia Ave. to Georgia Ave.
Ph 2: Engineering: $274,880 – Completed
Construction: $3,747,840 – Unfunded
Ph 3: Engineering: $236,445 – Completed
Construction: $2,510,200- Unfunded
Ph 4: Engineering: $262,349 – Unfunded
Construction: $3,747,800- Unfunded