Old Dixie Trail Project Development & Environment Study

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Bartow, Florida 33830

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One began a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study in April 2017 to determine the location and conceptual design of the Old Dixie Trail (ODT). This trail will connect the trailheads of the Auburndale-TECO Trail and the Haines City Trail, for a distance of approximately 12 miles.

The Old Dixie Trail PD&E Study is intended to provide regional connectivity that will offer recreational and economic development benefits. The ODT also offers connections to the Lake Alfred Trail and the Chain of Lakes Trail, as well as other planned future trails.

Study Update


FDOT held an alternatives public workshop for the Old Dixie Trail Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study. FDOT offered two ways for the public to participate in the public workshop. The virtual public workshop was held on September 16, 2021 and the in-person public workshop was held in the Lake Alfred Lions Club at 175 N. Nekoma Avenue, Lake Alfred on September 23, 2021. The workshop provided the opportunity for the public to offer feedback on the proposed alternatives for the official workshop record through October 7, 2021. A summary of comments, feedback and frequently asked questions is available in the Public Workshop section.

Click the icons below to view the public workshop and a summary of the public comments.

Public workshop information (Public workshop materials are available for download.)

Workshop Comments and Summary Report

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Study At-a-Glance

One (Southwest Florida)

Start Date
April 2017

Estimated Completion Date
Spring 2023

$1.2 Million

Project Manager
Steven Andrews

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. ยง327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.