Florida Progress Trail

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Florida Progress Trail is a cycling, inline skater and pedestrian route planned for Progress Energy right of way by US 19 in Pinellas County, Florida.[1][2] Ultimately, completion of the trail will require the construction of four bypasses in order to cross major highways and roads.[1]

The northern end is supposed to connect with the East Lake/ Tarpon Springs section of the Pinellas Trail and the southern section ending at a connection to the Weedon Island Trail through Weedon Island. A connection to the Friendship Trail, along the now closed older Gandy Bridge was also planned.[1]

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A 99-year lease was approved between the Pinellas County Commissioners and Progress Energy on November 23, 1999 allowing for the development of a 20.6 mile trail. Progress Energy is responsible for construction, to be funded with Penny for Pinellas sales tax revenue and any available federal funding.[1]

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