• Completed Study

What is a PD&E Study?

A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is conducted to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. During the study, we determine the location and conceptual design of feasible build alternatives for roadway improvements and their social, economic, and environmental effects. A PD&E study is finalized when it receives Location and Design Concept Acceptance.

Five Steps in the Transportation Development Process

  1. Long Range Planning: The FDOT and local governments conduct long-range transportation planning on an ongoing basis to identify and prioritize individual projects.
  2. PD&E Study: During this step, various transportation improvement alternatives and their social and environmental effects are examined.
  3. Design: During design, detailed construction plans are prepared.
  4. Right-Of-Way Acquisition: This phase entails acquisition of necessary right-of-way, based on the construction plans.
  5. Construction: The roadway is built during this phase.

The Good Neighbor Trail Gap project is in the PD&E study phase of the FDOT’s 5-step highway development process. A PD&E study assists the FDOT in determining the location, conceptual design and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvement. During the PD&E study process, feasible alternatives are developed for transportation improvement projects. These “Build” alternatives are evaluated based on environmental, engineering and socioeconomic conditions, safety needs and public input. The need for additional right-of-way for stormwater, floodplain compensation and environmental mitigation is also evaluated during the PD&E study phase. The “No Build” alternative is considered to be a viable alternative and will remain so for the duration of the study.

If the study results in a “Build” alternative being selected, the project may proceed to the next phase, which is the Project Design phase.

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