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PD&E Studies | FDOT District Four SR 710/Warfield Boulevard PD&E Study

The Purpose:

The general objective of this project was to provide and document information necessary for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to reach a decision on the type, design and location of improvements to SR 710/Warfield Boulevard, including the evaluation of alignment alternatives proposed to SR 710 from SW Trail Drive to east of the State Road 76 (SW Kanner Highway) connector ramps in Martin County.

The Project:

SR 710 is functionally classified by FDOT as a rural principal arterial and is also designated as a hurricane evacuation route. During the initial phases of the PD&E Study, it became evident that additional right of way would be needed along the corridor. In taking the additional space, many businesses would be damaged and require relocation, resulting in an estimated $59 million in right of way acquisition costs. Another important issue studied is the Big John Monahan Bridge over the St. Lucie Canal (Bridge No. 980016), which lies within the project limits and is approaching the end of its service life. It is scheduled to be replaced in the 2011/2012 budget year of the current FDOT Five-Year Work Program. Given the above issues, it was decided through coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to split the original PD&E Study into two separate studies. The study of the bridge replacement and approaches to the bridge was continued with reduced project limits (SW Trail Drive to east of SR 76), and the corridor analysis of the current PD&E Study will roll into a new higher-level study, which will cover the current project limits and potential bypass corridors. Media Relations Group, LLC, will lead all outreach efforts on this separate Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as well.

The Public:

Media Relations Group, LLC, has served as the main liaison between project team members and the community for this study. MRG successfully coordinated and attended a series of public meetings, including a Kick-off, Alternatives Workshop and Public Hearing at which details of the potential bridge replacement were discussed. MRG was also responsible for developing various collateral materials and ensuring that each meeting was properly advertised and all residents were aware of the proceedings. Additionally, we maintained a thorough project record that was continually updated as new comments were received and new materials were created. MRG also created the project website, www.sr710warfieldpde.com, which served as a vital resource for affected members of the community.

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