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What is a Corridor Study?

A corridor study is a planning project that defines the relationships between a roadway and its adjacent land. Corridor studies are used to:

  • Define acceptable levels of access and mobility,
  • Determine transportation system needs to support surrounding land uses,
  • Consolidate and control access points,
  • Identify operational deficiencies and promote operational efficiency, and
  • Promote redevelopment of an underperforming corridor.

Corridor studies are an effective tool for assessing existing conditions, developing a preferred future condition, and can offer interim fixes for transitioning corridors as they change. Specific benefits of a corridor study may include:

  • Maximization of existing infrastructure
  • Improved safety conditions
  • Development of coordinated land uses
  • Access or mobility improvements
  • Air quality improvements through congestion reduction

Components of a Corridor Study

Visioning and Consensus – Establishing a shared vision and consensus allows the community to set project goals and objectives. Understanding needs and developing support from the community is vital to start the planning, design and implementation processes.

Planning and Conceptual Design – Communities should leverage local resources and knowledge to assist in guiding project activities to best meet the needs of their community. Tailoring best practices to match up with local conditions and desires will assist in developing an implementable, successful planning study.

Project Development Process

Project Development Process

Project Development Process

A project begins by identifying transportation needs or deficiencies through a planning process that prioritizes short- and long-range transportation improvements. The process begins when MPOs, FDOT, and other authorities identify transportation needs and projects that would meet those needs. The following planning products assist in documenting transportation needs: Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Cost Feasible Plans (CFP), Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Plans, Transit Development Plans (TDPs), Local Government Comprehensive Plans (LGCP), Municipal or Citywide Transportation Master Plans, and corridor planning studies. At the MPO level, project needs are matched and prioritized to available funding for projects in the MPO/LRTPs. At the state level, FDOT develops cost‐feasible plans for the State Highway System (SHS). Priority projects are selected annually from these cost‐feasible plans and are presented to the Florida Legislature as a tentative Five-Year Work Program. Projects included in the Work Program and approved by the legislature may wait for funding for up to five years before significant work can proceed. FDOT coordinates with the various MPOs and local stakeholders throughout the state to develop a vision for the State’s transportation system. This includes the establishment of goals, objectives and policies to sustain and support the growth of the State’s population and economy. Additionally, FDOT provides guidance and technical assistance for transit providers for their TDPs.

During the Planning phase, the purpose and need for the project is established based on identified transportation deficiencies, such as capacity, safety, and travel time reliability. Transportation land use and other planning data are the primary source of information used to establish or define the purpose and need for the project. Corridor studies can be performed within the Planning phase to define project parameters, project definition and the purpose and need for the project. The 56th Street/50th Street Corridor Study is part of the Planning phase of the project development process. Some of the improvements that are recommended based on the findings of this study can be prioritized at the local level or through the FDOT’s Five-Year Work Program; these improvements may include: turn lane improvements, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, signal retiming, transit stop amenities, etc. On the other hand, larger scale / more cost-intensive improvements may need to be evaluated through subsequent phases of the formal Project Development process. The 56th Street/50th Street Study will help identify the degree of impact associated with each of the proposed short and long-term multimodal transportation improvements.



What’s New?
Public Meeting #2

Two in-person options:
  • Meeting Option #1: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
  • Meeting Option #2: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
One Virtual Option
  • GoToMeeting: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • Both in-person options from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Option from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.



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Send Us Your Comments

We want your input! 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 56th Street/50th Street Corridor Planning Study.


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Project Schedule

The 56th Street/50th Street Corridor Planning Study began in April 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in October 2022.


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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


Brian Shroyer, CPM, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Planning & Environmental Management Office (PLEMO)
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6449
(800) 226-7220

For media inquiries, please contact:


Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6060
(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 require translation service (free of charge) should contact Title VI Coordinator Roger Roscoe, at (813) 975-6411 or (800) 226-7220 or email: roger.roscoe@dot.state.fl.us.

Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas informacion sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con nuestro representante, el señor Manuel Flores, al teléfono (813) 975-4248 o correo electrónico manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us.