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Project Overview

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US 301 is a major north-south roadway used for travel through Pasco County. It is an important roadway in the Tampa Bay area regional transportation network, carrying regional traffic from west central Florida to other areas of the state and the nation. The study is evaluating the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects associated with widening of the section of US 301 between the proposed new intersection of US 301 and SR 56 on the south, and the realigned SR 39 intersection to the north.

Study Purpose and Need

The need to widen US 301 to four lanes is based on several factors:

  • As many as 12,500 vehicles per day currently travel this section of US 301 and it is important to consider how this corridor will continue to serve this region in the future. By the year 2040, traffic on US 301 will grow to an estimated 39,500 vehicles per day causing an unacceptable level of service on the existing two-lane roadway;
  • US 301 is a designated emergency evacuation route, and maintaining acceptable operation conditions is vital to the safety and welfare of residents of Pasco County;
  • US 301 are identified as a regional roadway by the West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ Chairs Coordinating Committee and is included in the Regional Roadway Network. It is a critical link in the local and regional transportation network, supporting a growing economy and the safe and efficient movement of freight and goods throughout the state.
  • The currently adopted 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan for the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization documents the need to widen US 301.
What’s New?

A Public Hearing was held on September 22, 2015.

 

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Send us your Comments

Your comments are very important. You may send us your comments via the Comments page on this web site so that they can be considered as part of this study.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Lilliam Escalera, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6445
(800) 226-7220
lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us


Media Contact:

Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-100
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Para preguntas en Español:

Si usted tiene preguntas o commentarios o si simplemente desea mas informacion sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con la señora Lilliam Escalera, al teléfono 813-975-6445 o correo electrónico lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us.