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SR 70 SWAT – from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Rd) PD&E Study

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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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PD&E Study Approved (Dec. 1, 2020): Click Here for Final Reports


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT or “the Department”) District One is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for a 6.1 mile segment of State Road (SR) 70 from Lorraine Road to County Road (CR) 675 (Waterbury Rd) in Manatee County. SR 70 is a principal arterial and a primary east-west highway providing regional access to employment centers, agricultural lands and residential areas across the state. The study evaluates widening the existing two-lane road to a four- or six-lane divided highway to handle future expected traffic. This study is necessary due to the projected growth in population for the area surrounding the project limits.

The Department is concurrently completing the design for this project and preparing a complete set of construction contract documents and incidental engineering services, as necessary, for improvements to the facility.

Click on the various pages of this website for information about the study process, future public involvement meetings, the project schedule and information on how to contact FDOT's project manager.

Study At-A-Glance

FDOT District One (Southwest Florida)



PD&E Start Date
December 2016

Design Start Date
December 2016

Estimated Design Completion Date
Fall 2023

Estimated Project Cost
To Be Determined

Length and Limits
Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road); approximately 6.1 miles

FDOT Project Manager
Jeff Mednick, MBA
Patel, Greene & Associates, PLLC (PGA)
Consultant Support of FDOT District One
801 N. Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 519-2304
E-mail: Jeffrey.Mednick@dot.state.fl.us

Public Information Specialist
Brian Rick
Florida Department of Transportation
Phone: (863) 519-2828
E-mail: FDOT-D1PIO@dot.state.fl.us

SR 70 SWAT Project Limits Map

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