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Palmetto Trails Network | PD&E Study
Manatee County, Florida

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L.K. Nandam
District One Secretary

801 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida 33830

Tel: 800-292-3368
Fax: 863-534-7265
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Palmetto Trails


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, on behalf of Manatee County, is beginning a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for a proposed trail through the City of Palmetto. The trail is one of six transportation improvements proposed to support Manatee County’s BUILD grant application, known collectively as the Palmetto Trails Network Plan (PTNP).

This study will identify alternative facilities and evaluate the potential impacts associated with each, including the social, economic, and environmental effects that may result from constructing the trail.

The trail will build from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail and establish important community connections. It will also improve access to parks, schools, activity centers and public transit. The study will evaluate connections through the communities near Lincoln Park (Segment 1 Map) and Washington Park (Segment 2 Map) as well as connections to the area’s future regional trail network.



Study Start Date
January 2020

Estimated Completion Date
Summer 2022

Proposed Limits
The proposed multimodal improvements have been divided into two segments as follows:

Segment 1: Between Lincoln Memorial Academy, Lincoln Park, the Southern Oaks neighborhood, and Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Segment 2: Between the Palmetto Youth Center, Manatee County Area Transit Transfer Station, and Washington Park.

Project Manager
Jennifer Marshall, P.E.
Jennifer.Marshall@dot.state.fl.us 863-519-2239

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