Public involvement is one of the most important elements of a PD&E study. It is very important for the public to provide comments to FDOT about the proposed Gandy Boulevard improvements. There are many ways for you to stay involved, such as small group meetings and a public hearing.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven held a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, 2023, regarding the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study, WPI Segment No.: 440749-1, for the proposed improvements to US 41/SR 45 at CSX Grade Separation from south of SR 676 (Causeway Boulevard) to north of Causeway Boulevard in Hillsborough County, a distance of approximately 1.3 miles. This project is a Design Change Reevaluation for the 1994 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction of Causeway Boulevard as a six-lane roadway beginning at SR 60 and extending approximately 7 miles east to US 301.
This public hearing was conducted in-person and online (virtually) to present information to and receive public input from interested persons regarding the proposed improvements. A project newsletter was distributed to announce the public hearing to nearby landowners and individuals on the project mailing list. FDOT representatives were available to answer any questions regarding the project.
Written statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing, emailed, or mailed and postmarked by June 15, 2023, became part of the official public hearing record.
In-person Public Hearing Location
The public hearing was conducted at the following location and time:
Virtual Public Hearing Session Registration
The public hearing was offered in person with the option to attend virtually. The same materials were presented for the in-person and virtual formats.
Project Documents Viewing Locations
Draft project engineering and environmental reports were available for public review from May 10, 2023 to June 15, 2023, on the project website and at the following locations:
You may also view the project documents digitally by visiting the “Project Documents” page.