• Completed Study

Public Involvement

Public and agency involvement is one of the most important elements of a PD&E Study. There are many ways for you to stay involved, such as regularly visiting the project website, attending the public meetings and requesting information by phone or email. You can also join us at our future public workshop or invite us to speak at one of your own meetings. You may also request to be added to the project mailing list by clicking on the ‘sign-up to be on our mailing list for the project’ on this website or by contacting the Project Manager, Craig Fox, at craig.fox@dot.state.fl.us or (813) 975-6082.


Newsletters were mailed to all property owners and tenants within 500 feet of the corridor at project milestones. All project newsletters are posted here. They are in PDF format, so you will need a separate application to view them. One such application is Adobe Reader, available for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free at: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html.

To download a printable version of the newsletter, click the link below:

Kick-Off Newsletter (mailed October 2022) 664 KB

“Revised” Alternatives Public Workshop Newsletter (mailed May 2023) 5 MB

Alternative Selection Announcement Newsletter (October 2023) 1.9 MB

Alternatives Public Workshop

An Alternatives Public Workshop was held on June 15, 2023 at the University Mall (2nd Floor) located at 2200 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The workshop was offered in-person with an option to attend online to present information to and receive public input from interested persons regarding the proposed improvements.

Virtual Alternatives Public Workshop Session Registration

Citizens who chose to attend the virtual workshop session did so through a computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToWebinar.  Virtual attendees registered online through the project website.

In-person Alternatives Public Workshop Location

The in-person workshop consisted of an informal, open house format.  No formal presentation was given.  There was a short video presentation discussing general project details which ran continuously throughout the workshop.  You could attend anytime during the two-hour meeting to review project information and talk one-on-one with project team members.

The Alternatives Public Workshop was conducted at the following location and time:

Thursday, June 15, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Design concepts and other project information have been available for viewing on the project website since June 12, 2023. The same materials were available for reviewing at the in-person workshop.

Alternatives Public Workshop Presentation

Alternatives Public Workshop Presentation Video

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Display Boards & Exhibits

Welcome 164 KB

Title VI 165 KB

Federal & State Requirements 297 KB

Comments 551 KB

Project Location Map 11.06 MB

Existing Typical Sections 5.14 MB

Proposed Typical Section – Business Access & Transit (BAT) Lane Alternative 4.17 MB

Proposed Typical Section – Frontage Lane Alternative 2.61 MB

Proposed Typical Section – Median Guideway Alternative 3.15 MB

Safety 10.25 MB

Traffic 7.33 MB

Evaluation Matrix 196 KB

Study Schedule 248 KB

Business Access and Transit Lane Roll Plot 16.49 MB

Bruce B. Downs to N 56th Street Roll Plot 16.43 MB

Frontage Lane Roll Plot 16.57 MB

Median Guideway Roll Plot 16.52 MB

Please check back to this page periodically for current information regarding meeting schedules and meeting displays and graphics.
Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


Environmental Management Office
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456


Phone: (813) 975-6000
Toll Free: (800) 226-7220


The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. Section 327, and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.


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 (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Roger Roscoe, Title VI Coordinator, at (813) 975-6411 or toll-free at (800) 226-7220,or by email to: roger.roscoe@dot.state.fl.us


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