SR 40 PD&E Study Approved by FHWA
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has reviewed the Environmental Assessment (EA) with the Finding of No significant Impact (FONSI) and found that the recommended improvements for the project will have no significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Therefore, FHWA has adopted the Finding of No Significant Impact. FHWA also granted the location and design concept for the project. Click on the report cover below and you will be directed to the Final FONSI and EA. All final reports, including the appendices for the FONSI and EA can be found by clicking on Document s Page under Final Reports
SR 40 Design
In June 2011, FDOT District Five began preparing design plans to widen approximately 11.2 miles of State Road (SR) 40 from the end of the existing four lanes near Silver Springs to east of County Road (CR) 314A in Marion County, Florida. The design of the roadway is divided into two project segments. The first segment runs from the end of the existing four lanes near Silver Springs to just east of CR 314. The second segment begins just east of CR 314 and ends just east of CR 314A. For additional information regarding the design phase, please click on the map below and you will be directed to the SR 40 design website.
WELCOME TO THE SR 40 PD&E STUDY WEB SITE:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 has initiated a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to consider improvements to SR 40 from approximately one mile west of SR 326, at the end of existing four lane roadway near Silver Springs in Marion County, to US 17 in Volusia County.
This PD&E Study is the result of a prior SR 40
Environmental Feasibility Study.
Additional background information related to that study is now available.
The study team is finalizing several project studies and documenting the results of these studies in various reports. The alternatives analysis of the roadway improvements and wildlife crossing concepts is complete and the recommended improvements have been identified. The Federal Highway Administration has approved the study documents for public availability. A public hearing will be held to present the recommended improvements to the public for review and comment on August 18, 2011 at the Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church. Following the public hearing and review/incorporation of the public comments, the project documents will be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for final approval of the study and the study will then be complete.
WHAT IS A PD&E STUDY?
A PD&E Study is the formal process that FDOT uses to ensure that consideration is given to engineering design, project costs, environmental and social impacts and
public input in the development of major transportation projects.
The basic steps of a PD&E Study include data collection,
development and analysis of the alternatives, development of project
documents and final approval. Public involvement is a very important part of the PD&E process and there will be several formal opportunities during this study for
the public to provide input on the project.