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Public Involvement

The US 19 PD&E reevaluation study process provides opportunities for you to view information about the project and to comment on the proposed improvements. Public involvement activities will continue throughout the duration of the project. Call, write, or email us to get involved!

FDOT staff are available for meetings with public officials and local civic organizations. These meetings will provide information on the project status, design concepts, and other study considerations. They also will provide an opportunity for those who have a stake or an interest in the proposed project to comment on the study’s findings.

FDOT will hold a public hearing to present conclusions reached about improvement options and potential effects of the project. Public statements made at the hearing are recorded in a public hearing transcript, which FDOT will review before approval of the study findings is granted.

What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Reevaluation Study for proposed improvements to US 19 (SR 55) from 66th Avenue North to SR 690 / 118th Avenue North in Pinellas County. This project is a reevaluation of a PD&E study originally completed in 1990. Reevaluations verify that the study results are in compliance with applicable Federal and State laws before moving into a production phase for the area. This reevaluation will also serve as a check on the commitments made by FDOT during the original study process. The reevaluation will fully document compliance with Federal laws and any changes that may have occurred since the approval of the original final recommendations.


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Send us your Comments

The public plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. Send us your comments and ideas to help us determine the most appropriate conceptual design alternatives for this portion of US 19.


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Project Schedule

The US 19 PD&E Reevaluation Study began in February 2016. The project activities include collecting information, developing roadway improvement alternatives and evaluating the potential environmental and social effects of the “no-build” and “build” alternatives.


A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Summer or Fall 2017 and the study is expected to be completed in the Spring 2018.


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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


Lilliam E. Escalera, EMO Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Planning & Environmental Management Office (PLEMO)
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-800
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6445
(800) 226-7220

For media inquiries, please contact:


Kristen Carson, Public Information Director
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-110
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220

Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante, Señora Lilliam Escalera, 813-975-6445, Departamento de Transportación de Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., MS-7-800, Tampa, FL 33612, lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us