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1994 PD&E Study

Project Overview (1994 PD&E Study)

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the improvement of the US Highway 92 (US 92)/State Road 600 (SR 600) corridor between Garden Lane (milepost 6.583) and County Line Road (milepost 24.593), in Hillsborough County, Florida.

The objective of the PD&E study was to provide documented information and analyses which will help FDOT reach a decision on the type, design and location of the necessary improvements along US 92 to accommodate the future traffic demand in a safe and efficient manner. The PD&E study also satisfies the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in order to receive federal funding for the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of the project.

This report documents the information necessary to confirm the need for this project and develops and evaluates various improvement alternatives as they relate to the transportation facility. Information relating to the engineering and environmental characteristics essential for alignment and analytical decisions was collected. Once sufficient data were available, alignment criteria were set and alternatives were developed. Comparison of alternatives was based on a variety of parameters using a matrix format. This analytical process identified the alternative that would have the least impact while providing the necessary improvements. The design year of the analysis was Year 2015.

Study Purpose and Need

This report identifies the current and future deficiencies that should be expected along us 92 if the existing geometric characteristics are maintained, and presents feasible improvement alternatives that will meet future traffic demands. This report documents the development of all improvement alternatives after consideration of socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impacts, identifies the most viable alternative, and presents the reasons for rejecting other alternatives.

Proposed Improvements

US 92 (SR 600) is an east/west primary arterial facility that, within the project limits, runs approximately parallel to Interstate 4 (I-4). Part of the project is located within the city of Plant City while the remainder of the project is located in unincorporated Hillsborough County.

US 92 is currently a two-lane rural roadway from Garden Lane to just east of Thonotosassa Road. Approximately 650 feet east of Thonotosassa Road near Mobley Street, US 92 is divided and forms a one-way pair system using Thonotosassa Road and Reynolds Street for eastbound travel and Baker Street for westbound travel. Both the eastbound and westbound segments of the one way pair consist of two travel lanes. Segments of Reynolds Street also provide curbside parking on both sides.

The one-way pair system extends for approximately two miles through downtown Plant City and converges near Gordon Street. East of Gordon Street to Park Road, US 92 is a four-lane, urban, divided facility. East of Park Road, US 92 is a two-lane rural facility. The existing speed limits along US 92 vary from 30 mph in downtown Plant City to 55 mph along the rural segments.

Proposed Roadway Views (1994 PD&E Study)

Documents (1994 PD&E Study)

Upcoming Meetings

The Public Hearings for the US 92 (SR 600) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study Reevaluation were held on December 1, 2016 at HCC Trinkle Center and on December 6, 2016 at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Lilliam Escalera, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-800
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6445
(800) 226-7220
lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us


Media Contact:

Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-100
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


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Si usted tiene preguntas o commentarios o si simplemente desea mas informacion sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con la señora Lilliam Escalera, al teléfono 813-975-6445 o correo electrónico lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us.

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Descripción del Proyecto

El departamento de transporte de la Florida está empezando la reevaluación de un estudio de desarrollo y medio ambiente para considerar la ampliación de parte de la carretera SR 600 (US 92) en el condado de Hillsborough. El estudio empieza al este de la carretera I-4 y continúa hacia el este hasta llegar a la línea del condado de Hillsborough. Una distancia de aproximadamente 18 millas.

SR 600 (US 92) es una carretera importante que corre de este a oeste a través de la Florida y facilita la conexión de costa a costa. En el condado de Hillsborough, la carretera SR 600 se conecta a varios corredores regionales de importancia que incluyen I-275, US 301, y la I-4. SR 600 también es una ruta de evacuación de huracanes y ruta designada para camiones.

El equipo del estudio volverá a evaluar los efectos potenciales de la ampliación de la SR 600 de una carretera de dos carriles a una carretera dividida de cuatro carriles (excepto a través de la ciudad de Plant City). También se consideraran mejoras operacionales como la mejora de la señalización y la ampliación de intersecciones. Mejoras operacionales pueden aumentar la capacidad vial, permitiendo que las vías trabajen de manera más eficiente y con frecuencia ayuda a reducir la necesidad de derecho de vía adicional.

Objetivo y Necesidad del Estudio

El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar de nuevo una mejora de carretera de varios carriles a lo largo de SR 600 (US 92) con el fin de acomodar el crecimiento futuro del tráfico y permitir que los tiempos de respuesta de emergencia y de evacuación sean más rápidas. Mejoras de capacidad para esta parte de la carretera se han identificado y el proyecto está incluido en el plan de transportación de largo alcance de la organización de planificación metropolitana del condado de Hillsborough.