The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven is conducting an Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Study to determine potential alignments for the extension of SR 56 from US 301/SR 41 to US 98/SR 35/SR 700 in Pasco County, Florida.
Phases of the Study
The study will be conducted in three phases and each will have its own technical and public involvement focus:
Define Project Goals & Objectives (In Progress)
The project team will seek input from the community on the purpose and need for the project via online commenting features and the WikiMap Tool, as well as a kick-off meeting for elected officials and public agencies. Community input will help define the goals and objectives for the project.
Data Collection and Alternatives Development
The project team will collect data for use in establishing existing conditions, conduct a land suitability mapping (LSM) effort to determine potential alignments, develop a variety of alternatives that address the purpose and need of the project and engage the community in refining corridor options. An ACE Methodology Memorandum will be developed which provides the criteria that will be used to further analyze and compare alternative corridors. The Project Documents tab will be updated throughout the project to contain the most up to date information on the alternatives under development.
Alternatives Analysis & Recommendations
An Alternative Corridor Evaluation Report (ACER) will be developed at the end of the study. The ACER will identify the alternative corridors that will proceed to the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) phase. The study results will be presented at a Public Information Meeting to be held at the end of the project.