Tuesday, October 21, 2008

State Road 29 Workshop At Civic Center

Public Meeting Scheduled On Widening Of SR29 South

LABELLE, FL. -  The Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center behind City Hall on it's study to widen State Road 29 south of LaBelle. The public can come anytime between 5 and 7 as a video will be shown continuously and representatives will be present to discuss the project, receive input and answer questions.  Facts on the project:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study to evaluate the proposed future widening of 18 miles of S.R. 29 from S.R. 82 in Collier County, north to County Road (C.R.) 80A in Hendry County. C.R. 80A is also known locally as Cowboy Way. This study is necessary due to the projected growth in population and employment for the area surrounding the project limits. The provision of safe and efficient transportation to support this growth requires action to improve the existing transportation network.

The PD&E study is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2009. The design, right of way acquisition and construction phases of this project are not funded in FDOT's tentative five-year work program.

The S.R. 29 project begins north of S.R. 82 and extends to south of C.R. 80A, a distance of approximately 18 miles. The PD&E study process will involve the development of roadway improvement alternatives, a comparative evaluation of the social and environmental impacts and the overall costs of each alternative. It is anticipated that the existing two lanes will need to be widened to four lanes.

Financial Project ID: 417878 2 22 01 – S.R. 29 from North of S.R. 82 to South of C.R. 80A
PD&E study – Ongoing -- $1.05 million
Design, Right of Way Acquisition and Construction phases – Not Funded.

Website: http://www.sr29.com

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