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Project Details

Within the study area, US 301 is a two-lane undivided roadway with one 12-foot travel lane in each direction, paved shoulders and no sidewalks. The existing right-of-way is generally 100 feet wide and the posted speed limit ranges from 45 to 55 miles per hour.

SR 56 intersection to Chancey Road

SR 56 intersection to Chancey Road

The recommended includes widening US 301 to a 4-lane divided roadway. Two possible roadway designs (typical sections) are being proposed and both will require additional right-of way on the east side of the existing corridor.

The first typical section will extend from the future SR 56 intersection to Chancey Road. This proposed roadway will have two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction separated by a 54-foot wide grassed median, as well as 7-foot paved shoulders (also buffered bicycle lanes) and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides. In the future, this roadway could be expanded to 6 lanes by adding two lanes on the inside and reducing the median width.

The second typical section will extend from Chancey Road to the realigned SR 39 intersection. This proposed roadway will have two 11-foot travel lanes in each direction separated by a 33-foot to 54-foot wide grassed median, as well as 7-foot paved shoulders (also buffered bicycle lanes) and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides. This option would serve as a transition to the ultimate 4-lane section of US 301 that begins just north of the realigned SR 39 intersection.

Chancey Road to SR 39

Chancey Road to SR 39

In addition to the recommended build alternative, the no-build, or do-nothing, alternative is considered a viable alternative and will remain so for the duration of this study. Under the No-Build alternative, no improvements would be made to US 301 and only routine maintenance and preservation efforts would be made. Even though there are no design, right-of-way or construction costs associated with the no-build alternative, operating conditions are anticipated to worsen with time, while further increasing travel delays and traffic congestion. This will create an unacceptable level of service and a delay in safety related improvements. In addition, there will be an increase in emergency evacuation time. Therefore, the no-build alternative would not meet the purpose and need for the project. Although, the no-build alternative is not consistent with local transportation plans, this alternative forms the basis for comparison to the viable study alternatives analyzed for this study.

What’s New?

A Public Hearing was held on September 22, 2015.

 

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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.