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Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the study limits?
The project limits are from Pleasant Hill Road to Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County, Florida. The study area is bordered by Marigold Avenue on the west, Kissimmee Park Road on the north, Florida’s Turnpike on the east and the Osceola/Polk County Line on the south.

What is a PD&E Study?
A 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 objective of this study?
The objective of this study is to develop alternatives to meet the future transportation requirements of the study area and to evaluate the potential impacts of each alternative to the natural, physical and social environment.

How can I get involved?
Check the website regularly for meeting dates and times. For questions or comments, please contact the study team project manager, Alex Hull, by email at ahull@inwoodinc.com or by telephone at 407-971-8850.  Click here to be added to the mailing list. 

How can I obtain the latest study materials?
Reports, display boards, newsletters and other materials for this PD&E Study will be available on the Documents and Publications page of the website as they are finalized and approved.  Please check regularly for updates.

When will the project be built?
Future phases of the project development (design, right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, and construction) are not currently funded.  It’s typical for projects such as this to take between five to ten years to be completed after the PD&E Study has been finalized and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

 

 

To submit a comment about the study, click here.