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Pasco County will be hosting  a Stakeholders Meeting on the Cotee River Trail Underpass (US 19/SR55) - Phase I Feasibility Study on:

Wednesday, June 19,2019, 4pm to 7pm
  City of Port Richey City Council Chambers
6333 Ridge Road, Port Richey, Florida 34668 

to brainstorm ideas for a trail connecting the City of Port Richey and the City of New Port Richey within the“Heart of the Harbors” area known as Millers Bayou, with an emphasis on the US 19 underpass.  The proposed trail underpass will ultimately connect to the City of Port Richey Hike N Bike Trail that runs along Old Post Road, through the Millers Bayou Peninsula, under the US 19 bridge at the Cotee River, along Baylea Drive, up James Clark Street to Grand Boulevard, down Grand Boulevard to Sims Park in the City of New Port Richey, with a trail alignment to be determined.  

The Stakeholder Meeting goals are to revisit/define the vision for the Millers Bayou Area and Trail, Stakeholder input will be solicited on potential trail alignments and types of trails.  Additionally, stakeholders will brainstorm/identify potential trail amenities. Stakeholder Meeting participants will be provided the opportunity to prioritize the favorite ideas presented by all participants at the meeting.  The meeting will be facilitated by professional planners.

Prior to attending, please verify this item has not been continued to a later date by accessing the Cotee River Trail Underpass Phase I Feasibility Study agenda on Pasco County ( If you do not have access to a computer please call (727) 847-8140 for verification.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provisions of certain assistance. Within two working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Customer Service, West Pasco Government Center,8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654; (727) 847-8110 (v) in New Port Richey; (352) 521-427 4, Ext. 8110 (v) Dade City; via (800) 955-8771 if you are hearing impaired.

The Cotee River Trail Underpass -  Phase I Feasibility Study is funded through an Interlocal Agreement between Pasco County, the City of Port Richey and the City of New Port Richey.  This study is being conducted in advance of further study for future phases as part of the Millers Bayou Working Waterfront catalyst project (pending Governor DeSantis approval of the state budget), which may include plans for a Riverwalk / boardwalk, connecting trails, marine docks, and planning for future parking structures and/or surface parking on the east side of US 19, and/or multi-use development (hotel, retail, housing).

For more information on the planned Stakeholder Meeting, please contact Mary Helen Duke, Sr. Planner – Project Management at or 727-847-8140.