• Completed Study

Public Hearing (2023)

Public involvement is one of the most important elements of a PD&E study. It is very important for the public to provide comments to FDOT about the proposed Gandy Boulevard improvements. There are many ways for you to stay involved, such as small group meetings and a public hearing.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven held a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, 2023, regarding the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study, WPI Segment No.: 440749-1, for the proposed improvements to US 41/SR 45 at CSX Grade Separation from south of SR 676 (Causeway Boulevard) to north of Causeway Boulevard in Hillsborough County, a distance of approximately 1.3 miles. This project is a Design Change Reevaluation for the 1994 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction of Causeway Boulevard as a six-lane roadway beginning at SR 60 and extending approximately 7 miles east to US 301.

This public hearing was conducted in-person and online (virtually) to present information to and receive public input from interested persons regarding the proposed improvements. A project newsletter was distributed to announce the public hearing to nearby landowners and individuals on the project mailing list. FDOT representatives were available to answer any questions regarding the project.

Written statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing, emailed, or mailed and postmarked by June 15, 2023, became part of the official public hearing record.

In-person Public Hearing Location

The public hearing was conducted at the following location and time:

Thursday, June 1, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Public Hearing Session Registration

The public hearing was offered in person with the option to attend virtually. The same materials were presented for the in-person and virtual formats.

Pre-registration is required for the virtual format only. Citizens who choose to attend the virtual hearing session may do so through a computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToWebinar. A call-in number will not be provided.

Virtual attendees must register online at:


Project Documents Viewing Locations

Draft project engineering and environmental reports were available for public review from May 10, 2023 to June 15, 2023, on the project website and at the following locations:

78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday-Monday: Closed

Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday: Closed

You may also view the project documents digitally by visiting the “Project Documents” page.

Public Hearing Presentation

Public Hearing Presentation Video

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Display Boards & Exhibits

Please check this page periodically for current information regarding meeting schedules and meeting displays and graphics.

Display boards and exhibits will be added 7 days before the public hearing.

Welcome Board 365 KB

Comment Form 200 KB

Evaluation Matrix 627 KB

Federal and State Guidance and Requirements 1.6 MB

Presentation with Notes 5.4 MB

Project Location Map 1.4 MB

Project Schedule and Project Funding 442 KB

Roll Plot – Causeway Boulevard 89 MB

Roll Plot – US 41 20.6 MB

Speaker Request Cards 134 KB

Title VI 433 KB

Typical Sections 16.4 MB

US 41 at CSX Preferred Alternative Conceptual Design 5.4 MB

What’s New?

The Design Change Reevaluation was approved on April 4th, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


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

For media inquiries, please contact:


Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-100
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6060
(800) 226-7220

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.