THEA Hosts South Selmon PD&E Alternatives Virtual Meeting

Since July 2019, our agency has been conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate capacity improvements along the southernmost section of Selmon Expressway. The study limits extend from the eastern project limit of the Selmon Expressway West Extension Project to the beginning of the six-lane section near the overpass at Whiting Street, a distance of approximately 4.5 miles. Various roadway and ramp improvements are being evaluated during the study to improve the efficiency and capacity of the Selmon Expressway well into the future. On Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 pm, we will present our findings and the alternatives available to improve travel times, reduce congestion, improve safety, and enhance regional mobility. You can register for the meeting or view the meeting online (the meeting will be posted in its entirety the following day) by visiting our website 

For a better understanding of this undertaking, a PD&E study is a process developed by the Florida Department of Transportation to determine social, economic, natural, and physical environmental impacts associated with a proposed transportation improvement project.  The process follows procedures set forth in federal and state laws and regulations.  It is made up of several components including

  • Data collection involving researching and documenting items such as
    • Existing roadway characteristics
    • Traffic data
    • Land use designations
    • Drainage patterns
    • Natural physical conditions
    • Noise and safety features
    • Social environmental conditions
  • Engineering Analysis/Concept Development which involves developing concepts that meet the project objective in an environmentally responsible, socially acceptable, and cost feasible manner
  • Environmental Evaluations occur prior to and in tandem with concept development.  These evaluations include wildlife habitat, public lands, and wetland locations.  This information helps develop concepts that minimize impacts to the natural environment
  • Public involvement entails public meetings, stakeholder coordination, and community outreach

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