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City Commission Approves West Bay Drive Painting Project

The city hopes to encourage economic redevelopment of downtown Largo through aesthetic improvements.

The Largo City Commission approved hardscape improvements to the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment Area.

The West Bay Drive area from Seminole Boulevard to Clearwater-Largo Road will get some new paint. Munyan Painting Services will  paint the hardscapes on West Bay Drive for $58,022.50.

The project includes traffic light poles, street pole signs, benches, trashcans and handrails. The paint on these items is more than ten years old.

"All the poles are looking pretty bad (and on) a lot of the handrails the paint is chipped off," said Facilities Manager Glenn Harwood.

"It is just to try to maintain that downtown corridor with the redevelopment we are trying to do there. We feel it will just help bring businesses into the area to keep it looking nice and to pay attention to the aesthetics," Harwood said.

The metal surfaces will be painted using a special electrostatic process to prevent paint from spraying on cars along busy West Bay Drive. The special painting process will last eight to ten years; normal paint lasts three to four years, Harwood said.

There will be some temporary lane closures as a part of the painting project.

Donna Jones May 03, 2012 at 12:32 PM
When will the start and end the work?
Melissa Lattman May 04, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Hi Donna. Thanks for the question. We checked with the city. The project should start within the next month (they are working on the purchase order process right now). Once the project starts, it will take about a month to complete.

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