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Public Hearing

The public hearing for the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Re-evaluation Study along a portion of US 19 (SR 55) in Pinellas County was held on October 30, 2018. This public hearing was being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.

The meeting began with an open house, followed by a formal public comment period at 6:30 p.m. Draft project documents and other project-related materials were displayed, and a PowerPoint presentation ran continuously during the open house. A court reporter was be available to receive comments in a one-on-one setting and recorded all comments received during the formal hearing.

Written comments may also be submitted during the hearing, mailed to Attn.: Kirk Bogen, P.E., FDOT Mail Station 7-500, 11201 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or emailed to Kirk.Bogen@dot.state.fl.us. You may also submit your comments electronically on this project website. All comments postmarked on or before November 9, 2018, will become part of the official public hearing record. You can attend anytime during the two-hour meeting to review project information and talk one-on-one with project team members.

If you have any questions about the project or scheduled hearing, please contact Lilliam Escalera, Environmental Management Office Project Manager at (813) 975-6445 or by email at Lilliam.Escalera@dot.state.fl.us.

A Public Hearing was held:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Westshore Room
2225 North Lois Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

5:00-7:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 p.m. Formal Presentation

If you have questions about the project or the hearing materials, please contact Lilliam Escalera, Project Manager. Her contact information is shown on the Contact Information page.

Public Hearing Materials

Project documents will be uploaded to the project website for review when they become available.

Administrative Action Environmental Impact Statement (Draft) 13.26 MB

Administrative Action Finding Of No Significant Impact 2.63 MB

Air Quality Technical Memorandum (Draft) 762 KB

Conceptual Stage Relocation Plan (Draft) 24.64 MB

Cultural Resource Assessment Survey Report 37.80 MB

Geotechnical Technical Memorandum (Draft) 1.05 MB

Level I Contamination Screening Evaluation Report (Draft) 17.32 MB

Location Hydraulic Report (LHR) Technical Memorandum (Draft) 22.19 MB

Natural Resource Evaluation Technical Memorandum 34.38 MB

Noise Study Report (Draft) 6.40 MB

Preliminary Engineering Report (Draft) 17.06 MB

Project Traffic Analysis Report (Draft) 23.58 MB

Public Hearing Presentation 5.54 MB

Public Hearing Transcript (Draft) 5.72 MB

Re-evaluation Form 9.89 MB

Revised Preferred Design Alternative 145.75 MB

Roll Plots 14.70 MB

Stormwater Management Facility (SMF) Siting Report 37.41 MB

Typical Sections 82.45 MB

Water Quality Impact Evaluation Checklist 165 KB

Upcoming Meetings

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven is holding a public hearing for the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Re-evaluation Study for proposed improvements to US 19 (SR 55) from 66th Avenue North to SR 690 / 118th Avenue North in Pinellas County. The public hearing will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.


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What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Re-evaluation 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 re-evaluation of a PD&E study originally completed in 1990. Re-evaluations verify that the study results are in compliance with applicable Federal and State laws before moving into a production phase for the area. This re-evaluation will also serve as a check on the commitments made by FDOT during the original study process. The re-evaluation 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 Re-evaluation 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 currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.


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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