• Completed Study

Public Hearing

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held a public hearing regarding The Good Neighbor Trail Gap Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study.

The public hearing was held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The public hearing began as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

This public hearing was conducted to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed trail. The information regarding the study was on display for review at the public hearing.

Project materials including maps and project reports were available for review and FDOT representatives were present to answer questions prior to and following the formal portion at the hearing. Interested parties may submit written comments at a later date to: Kirk Bogen, PE, Environmental Management Engineer, FDOT District Seven, 11201 N. McKinley Drive, MS 7-500, Tampa, FL 33612-6456. Written comments were accepted throughout the PD&E study, but comments received before March 25, 2019 were included in the public hearing record.

Project documents were available for review February 21 – March 25, 2019 on the project website and at the following locations:

Hernando County Public Library FDOT District Seven
238 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
(352) 754-4043 (800) 226-7220

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who required translation services (free of charge) were to contact Alex Henry, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (813) 975-6405 or (800) 226-7220 at least seven (7) working days in advance of the hearing.

For more information, please contact Ashley Henzel, Project Manager at (813) 975-6433 or ashley.henzel@dot.state.fl.us

Public Hearing Materials

Public Hearing Presentation

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Display Boards 8.69 MBRoll Plots 14.13 MB

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.


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.


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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

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

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