About the Study
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District IV has commenced a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for County Road (C.R.) 510 in Indian River County from C.R. 512 to 58th Avenue. C.R. 510 is critical in facilitating the west-east movement of traffic in Indian River County as it connects Interstate 95 (I-95) to State Road (S.R.) A1A. The PD&E Study is evaluating preliminary engineering and environmentally feasible solutions, such as widening CR 510 from two to four lanes, in order to address the future capacity, operational and safety needs of the roadway.
The approach to this study will be to thoroughly assess the capacity, safety, mobility and community needs of the corridor, develop alternatives to address those needs, and evaluate them according to regulatory agency requirements and community values.
- Indian River County, Florida
- FDOT Financial Management Number: 405606-2-22-02
- ETDM Number: 14233
What Is A PD&E Study?
This study is currently in the 2nd phase of the project development process which is known as the Project Development and Environment, or PD&E, phase. The PD&E phase generally involves three components: developing and evaluating engineering alternatives, determining the impacts those alternatives will have on the social, natural, physical and cultural environments, and obtaining public input and consensus. The PD&E study entails the preparation of all preliminary engineering and environmental documentation and all additional environmental documents.
Study Purpose and Need
The primary need for additional capacity on of C.R. 510 from C.R. 512 to 58th Avenue is in order to achieve an acceptable Level of Service (LOS) on the facility in the future. While the roadway currently operates at an acceptable LOS, conditions will deteriorate below acceptable standards if no improvement occurs by 2035, as the roadway will have insufficient capacity to accommodate the project travel demand. The need for the project is based on the following primary and secondary criteria. Additional needs for the project include:
- Transportation Demand,
- System Linkage and
- Emergency Evacuation
FDOT started a public involvement program in March 2016 as a part of this PD&E Study. The program will continue throughout the project. This process is designed to ensure public input in the development of alternatives by actively encouraging and facilitating the participation of the general public, citizen groups, interest groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other stakeholders. Opportunities to comment include communicating with project staff and attending public meetings. FDOT is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.