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“Everybody loves the corridor. It’s so scenic now,” said Joseph DeMoss, engineering support services supervisor for Pinellas County who oversaw the project. “It’s clean, it’s open, and traffic flows very well.” Gary Schurman, engineering projects supervisor for the City of Tarpon Springs, echoed those sentiments. “It’s a massive improvement for the City,” he said. The overall Keystone Road project was more than a decade in the making for Pinellas County. The City also had been planning to upgrade its major utilities crossing under the road on county land for years. Ayres 14│ TRENDS Associates provided roadway, structural, and drainage design; a maintenance of traffic plan; public involvement; utility coordination and relocation; permitting assistance; wetland mitigation; and photogrammetry for the County. Ayres provided design services for the utility relocation and upgrades for Tarpon Springs under a separate contract. David Nelson Construction of Palm Harbor, Florida, was the general contractor. “I think it went as smooth as could be,” said Brian Symanski, project manager for David Nelson Construction. He noted that during three years of construction they received few complaints, there were no major accidents, major construction issues were