• Completed Study

Project Purpose and Need

The purpose and need for the project is to complete a missing link in the statewide Coast to Coast Trail, and is based on the following criteria:

  • System Linkage – to complete a missing link in the statewide Coast to Coast Trail
  • Modal interrelationships – to provide safe, non-vehicular transportation and recreation to residents and visitors traveling within and beyond the study area.
  • Potential Benefits – Increased business activity, tourism, improved quality of life, improved public health and increased property values.

The proposed trail is consistent with the following plans:

  • Office of Florida Greenways & Trails – Coast to Coast Connector Trail Plan
  • TBARTA 2040 and Longer Range Regional Trails – 2015 Master Plan Update
  • Hernando Citrus MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
  • City of Brooksville Vision 2050 Plan
  • SUN Trail Adopted Work Program (FY 2019 thru FY 2023)

In addition, the proposed trail is consistent with the goals of the following plans:

  • Brooksville Comprehensive Plan (2007)
  • Brooksville Community Redevelopment Plan (2013)
  • South Brooksville Reuse Planning – South Brooksville Conceptual Project Plan (2015)
  • Hernando Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Element (2018)
What’s New?

The proposed trail will complete a gap in Florida’s Coast to Coast Trail in the Brooksville area. The proposed "gap trail" will begin on State Road (SR) 50/Cortez Boulevard, west of Cobb Road, and continues easterly through Brooksville, ending at the present beginning point for the Good Neighbor Trail near the intersection of Main Street and Russell Street.

 

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A public hearing was held on March 14, 2019 where the proposed build alternative was presented and compared against a no-build alternative. There was public support for the build alternative, so FDOT is finalizing the PD&E study documents for further efforts to construct the build alternative with a slight alignment change. This change involves re-routing the trail to follow along Bailey Avenue instead of along Orange Avenue.
Send us your Comments

The public plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. Send us your comments and ideas to help us determine the most appropriate conceptual design for the Good Neighbor Trail.

 

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Project Schedule

Public Hearing: March 14, 2019
Updated Concepts: Summer 2019
Finalize PD&E Documents: Spring/Summer 2019
PD&E Complete: Summer 2019

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Ashley Henzel, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Planning & Environmental Management Office (PLEMO)
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-800
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6433
(800) 226-7220
ashley.henzel@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kristen Carson, Public Information Director
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-110
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante, Señor Manny Flores, 813-975-4248, Departamento de Transportación de Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., MS-7-800, Tampa, FL 33612, manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us