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

District Office
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 conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for a proposed shared use pathway through the City of Palmetto. The pathway is one of six transportation improvements proposed in Manatee County’s BUILD grant (now branded RAISE grant) applications, known collectively as the Palmetto Trails Network Plan (PTNP).

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

The trail will expand the Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail and establish important community connections. It will also improve access to schools, parks, public transportation, jobs, and health services. The study will evaluate connections through the communities near Lincoln Park and Washington Park as well as connections to the area’s future regional trail network.

Public Workshop

A Public Workshop will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Palmetto Youth Center and the Virtual Public Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please see the Public Notices page for all meeting information. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you at this meeting!



Study Start Date
Spring 2020

Estimated Completion Date
Spring 2023

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

Northern Segment: Between Lincoln Park and Washington Park.

Middle Segment: Between Manatee County Area Transit, Palmetto Youth Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail, Lincoln Memorial Middle School, and Lincoln Park.

Project Manager
Michelle Rutishauser
Michelle.Rutishauser@dot.state.fl.us 813-498-5133

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