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What is a PD&E Study?

As shown in the graphic below, the Gandy Boulevard project is currently in the PD&E Study phase of the FDOT’s 5-step transportation project development process. A PD&E Study is the FDOT’s process for adhering to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and involves a range of engineering and environmental analyses and public involvement.

A PD&E Study assists the FDOT to determine the location; conceptual design; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed project. During the PD&E Study, “Build” alternatives are developed and evaluated based on safety measures, environmental and engineering analyses, and public input. In addition, the “No Build” alternative remains a viable option throughout the PD&E Study phase.

If the study results in a “Build” alternative being selected, and funding is available, the project may proceed to the design phase.

Five Steps in the Transportation Development Process

The Transportation Development Process

  1. Long Range Planning: The FDOT and local agencies conduct long-range transportation planning on an ongoing basis to identify and prioritize projects.
  2. Project Development and Environment Study: As described above, the PD&E Study phase involves conceptual engineering, environmental evaluations, and public involvement. It is during this phase that alternatives are evaluated; if a “Build” alternative is selected, and funding is available, the project would move into the design phase.
  3. Design: During the design phase, construction plans are prepared.
  4. Right-Of-Way Acquisition: This phase entails the purchase and acquisition of right-of-way, if needed.
  5. Construction: The roadway is built during this phase.


What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for US 92/SR 600/Gandy Boulevard, hereinafter referred to as Gandy Boulevard.


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Send Us Your Comments

Your comments are very important. You may send us your comments via the View the "Send Us Your Comments" pageComments page on this website so that they can be considered as part of this study.


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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


Craig Fox, PE
Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6082
(800) 226-7220

For media inquiries, please contact:


Kris Carson
Public Information Director
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-110
Tampa, FL 33612
(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 en español es: Manuel Flores al 813-975-4248, Departamento de Transportación de la Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., MS-7-800, Tampa, FL 33612, manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us.