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C-470 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study

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About the Study

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A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study involves a blending of engineering, planning, environmental analysis, and public involvement to identify improvements that are technically sound, economically feasible, environmentally sensitive, and publicly acceptable. The key elements of the PD&E process include data collection, engineering analysis, environmental evaluations, and public and agency involvement. The alternatives evaluation process includes the no build (or do nothing) alternative and results in the selection of a recommended alternative to be carried forward into the next phase of project development.

Purpose

    To enhance local and regional mobility through:
  • Improving corridor operations
  • Enhancing access and safety characteristics
  • Providing direct connectivity between I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike

Need
Enhancing this regionally-significant corridor is necessary to provide for the long-term transportation needs created by planned growth in land use, population, and travel demand and to provide system continuity.



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