Public Works CIP Project Update
Last updated November 2019
Roosevelt Creek Channel 5 Improvements
Project ID# 002123A
Roosevelt Creek Channel 5, north of Executive Drive/Old Roosevelt Boulevard and east of Evergreen Avenue in Clearwater.
The main goal of this project is to remove the existing salinity weir (concrete wall) to create a more natural connection to Tampa Bay that will allow the passage of aquatic organisms and improve flood flows. This project will also include the removal of accumulated sediment in Channel 5 from Executive Drive north to the existing weir, stabilization of the banks where necessary, and habitat restoration in the area immediately adjacent to the existing weir.
The county completed a comprehensive Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) providing alternatives for flood protection and water quality benefits in 2016. This project implements Alternative 2 of the PER, which provides flood protection benefits, sediment removal, and habitat improvements within Channel 5, with the added benefit of establishing a more natural connection between Channel 5 and Old Tampa Bay.
- Construction Start: March 2020
- Construction End: June 2021
This project is funded through the Penny for Pinellas program and a SWFWMD Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) grant.
Josie Benwell -- Project Manager
Public Works Stormwater & Vegetation
22211 U.S. Highway 19 N., Bldg. 1
Clearwater, FL 33765
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