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SR 700 (US 98) (Peace River - Fort Meade) at Bridge Number 160064 (John Singletary Bridge)

District Office
L.K. Nandam, P.E.
District One Secretary

801 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida 33830

Tel: 800-292-3368
Fax: 863-534-7265
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Welcome to the website for this project which will design the replacement bridge on SR 700 (US 98) over the Peace River. The FDOT conducted a Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) study between 2013 and 2018. The existing bridge was constructed in 1931 and its narrow width makes it functionally obsolete.

The proposed bridge and adjacent roadway will have 2 travel lanes, with bike lanes, a sidewalk on the north side, and a shared use path on the south side.

A Public Meeting was held on February 18, 2020. FDOT will continue to coordinate with elected and appointed officials and agencies to discuss the progress of the design. The public is invited to submit comments at any time using the Email Updates page.

Please click the Documents and Publications tab to view documents about this project.

Section 4(f) Overview

FDOT has made updates to the design of this project through the re-evaluation process. These updates affect a Section 4(f) protected property, the Fort Meade Recreation Area. FDOT is evaluating the applicability of Section 4(f) in relation to the proposed project activities.

FDOT is requesting public comment on these changes, specifically in relation to Section 4(f) impacts.

See Newsletter #2 on the Documents and Publications page for an explanation of the re-evaluation process and findings. See the Email Updates page for ways to submit your comments. The comment period will close on July 31, 2020.

Project At-A-Glance

One (Southwest Florida)

Design Start Date
June 2018

Est. Design Completion Date
Spring 2025

Current Estimate of Construction - $10.7 Million

Lengths and Limits
Approximately 0.589 miles, from Washington Avenue (MP 0.898) to the Fort Meade Recreation Area Entrance (MP 1.487)

Design Consultant
Faller, Davis and Associates, Inc.

Consultant Project Manager
Sarah Wright, P.E.

FDOT Project Manager
Ryan Weeks
Tel: (863)519-2837

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