Immokalee Road (CR 846) at Randall Boulevard Intersection Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study
What is a PD&E Study?
A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is an environmental and engineering process developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine social, economic, natural and potential physical environmental impacts associated with a proposed transportation improvement project. The process follows procedures set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and federal and state laws and regulations. The PD&E study process is a blending of preliminary engineering, environmental impact assessments, public outreach and agency coordination.
The process used in the development of the project is made up of several components. These include:
- Data Collection
- Alternatives Development and Analysis (including the no-build alternative)
- Opportunities for public and agency input (including an alternatives public meeting and public hearing)
- Selection of preferred alternative(s)
After the comments from the public hearing have been received, considered and addressed, the project reports will be finalized and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Location and Design Concept Acceptance. Once acceptance is granted, the PD&E study phase of the project will be complete. The phases that follow the PD&E study are design of the project, acquisition of right-of-way, if necessary, and construction of the improvements.
What are the study limits?
This study involves the analysis of several intersection concepts, known as alternatives, which would provide enhanced mobility and safety at the Immokalee Road and Randall Boulevard intersection. The limits of the project will extend along Immokalee Road approximately 3,000 feet south and 3,000 feet north of the existing intersection at Randall Boulevard. The limits of the project will also extend along Randall Boulevard approximately 3,000 feet east of the existing intersection with Immokalee Road. You can see the project limits on the project location map by clicking here.
What is the objective of the study?
The overall goal of this study is to develop a viable roadway concept that satisfies the project purpose and need and minimizes social, economic and potential environmental impacts, incorporates community input, and receives approval from FHWA, FDOT and agency partners. The results of the study will determine the location, design and concept configuration.
How can I get involved?
Check the website regularly for meeting times and dates. For questions or comments please contact the FDOT Project Manager, Tony Sherrard. Click here to be added to the mailing list.
How can I obtain the latest study materials?
The latest study materials will be available on the Documents and Publications page of the website. Please check back regularly for updates as the study is constantly evolving.
When is the first public meeting?
The first public meeting will be the alternatives public meeting. At this meeting, the project purpose and need, potential intersection improvements, environmental constraints, and roadway typical sections options will be available for comment. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for spring 2016.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, at (863) 519-2304.