SR 70 Corridor Vision
SR 70 is a primary east-west corridor traversing the state between St. Lucie County on the Atlantic Ocean and Manatee County on the Gulf of Mexico. It is an important Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) facility serving regional travel for people and commerce and provides an important connection for several rural communities in the corridor. The study corridor is approximately 113 miles long. It begins at the St. Lucie County Line and connects with the suburban edge of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. For the purposes of organizing community engagement and visioning efforts, this 113 mile corridor was subdivided into segments that comprise the communities along the SR 70 corridor. This helps the study maintain a community-based approach and ensures a context sensitive approach to roadway considerations that best fit the varying travel markets and development patterns.
About the Planning Studio Department
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One has created a new Planning Studio Department to ensure that it’s transportation projects and strategies align closely with community visions. The Planning Studio includes early engagement with transportation users, local governments, residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to clarify the land use and transportation vision for communities along state roadways throughout the District. This early understanding of the issues, opportunities and vision serves as the foundation for identifying supportive transportation strategies to move the community forward.