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US 27 PD&E Study

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About the Study

US 27 Polk County

The FDOT District One is evaluating widening the existing four lane divided US 27 to a six lane divided highway from the Highlands County line to north of SR 60 including the interchange at US 27 and SR 60. The proposed widening of US 27 in south Polk County is consistent with the Polk Transportation Planning Organization's (TPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan as a cost affordable project.

The average traffic that travels this segment of US 27 ranges from 17,600 vehicles near US 98 to 29,000 vehicles near SR 60 each day. The volumes are predicted to increase to between 42,800 and 52,800 vehicles daily by 2040 according to the TPO model. US 27 is a regional freight corridor that is a vital link between Interstate 4 and Miami, carrying on average between 3,200 and 3,700 trucks per day, which is about 20 percent of the total daily traffic volume. Truck traffic is expected to increase significantly now that CSX Integrated Logistics Center (ILC) near Winter Haven is operational. In addition, expansion of regional distribution facilities located in the Frostproof Industrial Area Freight Activity Center is also expected to contribute to increased truck traffic on US 27.

FDOT Adopted Five Year Work Program (Fiscal years 2017/2018 – 2021/2022)
  Design Right-of-Way Construction
US 27 from Highlands C/L to CR 630A FY 2017 FY 2022 Not Funded
US 27 from CR 630A to Presidents Drive FY 2017 FY 2021 Not Funded
US 27 from Presidents Drive to SR 60 (new) Not Funded Not Funded Not Funded
US 27 at SR 60 FY 2017 FYs 2018, 2019 FY 2020