We would like to share this update from Commissioner Brian Hamman's office regarding the section of Burnt Store Road, north of Van Buren Parkway to the Charlotte County line.
Currently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is getting started on a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study along Burnt Store Road from Van Buren Parkway to the Charlotte County line. These studies are conducted to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. During the study, FDOT determines the location and conceptual design of feasible build alternatives for roadway improvements and their social, economic, and environmental effects. A PD&E study is finalized when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), reviews the documentation and recommendations then provides a Location and Design Concept Acceptance (LDCA).
A PD&E Study is required even if federal funds are not used. The Study would need to meet state requirements that are similar to the federal requirements in analyzing the effects of the proposed improvements. For additional information regarding the PD&E Study, you may want to contact the FDOT District 1 Office at (239) 225-1900. I hope this information is helpful and if you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Commissioner Hamman.
Commissioner Brian Hamman
Office: (239) 533-2226
Mobile: (239) 826-9865