The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, in collaboration with Hillsborough County, is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study along Gibsonton Drive from Fern Hill Drive to US 301 in Hillsborough County.
The PD&E study objectives include: determine proposed typical sections and develop preliminary conceptual design plans for proposed improvements, while minimizing impacts to the environment; consider agency and public comments; and ensure project compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
A Type 2 Categorical Exclusion is being prepared as part of this study. The proposed improvements will include construction of stormwater management facilities (SMF) and floodplain compensation (FPC) sites. The PD&E study satisfies all applicable requirements, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to qualify for federal-aid funding of subsequent development phases (design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction).