C-470 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study
What are the project limits?
The project limits are County Road 470 (C-470) from C-527 to Florida’s Turnpike, including a segment of US 301 that connects the east and west legs of C-470. The project length is approximately 10.6 miles. The project is in Sumter and Lake Counties; the Cities of Bushnell, Wildwood, and Leesburg; and in the jurisdiction of the Lake Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization.
What is a PD&E Study?
A Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study is a process conducted by FDOT to determine environmental and socio-economic impacts associated with proposed transportation improvements. The process, mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a combined effort by professionals who analyze the project related information to develop the best alternative for a community’s transportation needs.
What is the purpose of this study?
The purpose of this study is to enhance local and regional mobility through improving corridor operations, enhancing access and safety characteristics, and providing direct connectivity between I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike. This study is focused on developing a plan for future transportation improvements that satisfy the purpose and need, and meet future mobility needs of C-470 within the study area.
How can I get involved?
Check the website regularly for meeting dates and times, or click here to be added to the mailing list. You may submit your comments or questions to the FDOT Consultant Project Manager, Greg Moore, by email at GAMoore@vhb.com, or by telephone at 407-839-4006, or by filling out the form here.
How can I obtain the latest study materials?
Reports, presentation, display boards, handouts, and other materials for this PD&E study will be made available on the Documents and Publications page of this website as they are finalized and approved. Please check regularly for updates.
When will this project be built?
After this study is complete the resulting recommendations will be advanced into the design phase, which is currently funded for fiscal year 2020. Following the design phase, if needed, will be the right-of-way acquisition phase, followed by construction. The entire process can take several years, depending on the nature of the improvement recommendations and available funding.
When will the study be finished?
This PD&E Study began in May of this year and is anticipated to complete in approximately 3 years. Click here to view the study schedule.