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Project Details
Work Type: Widening
Phase: PD&E
Limits: Jefferson Avenue to County Road 29
Length: 7.1 miles
Study Cost: $2,275,000
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2015
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024

The SR 70 Project Development and Environment Study will evaluate  widening SR 70 from Jefferson Avenue to CR 29 in Highlands County from a two-lane undivided facility to a four-lane divided roadway. SR 70 is the primary east-west highway for the Lake Placid/southern Highlands County area, providing regional access to employment centers, agricultural lands, and residential areas across the state. SR 70 is part of the designated Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) highway network. The project is approximately 7.1 miles in length.

Public Involvement

Public involvement is an integral part of the SR 70 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. FDOT will use various activities to engage interested parties in the study process and there will be a number of opportunities for public comment, including an alternatives public information meeting and a public hearing. Remember that you may also submit comments or questions about this project at any time during the study, by using the Send a comment button.

FDOT will hold meetings with agencies and stakeholders as needed throughout the study. These meetings will assist the study team with identifying issues, opportunities, and potential transportation solutions for the corridor. Throughout the study process, FDOT will provide presentations to various organizations; interested citizens may request a presentation to their group or organization by using the Send a comment button. 

If you are interested in being added to the mailing list to receive study information, please use the “Send a Comment” button to provide your information to the project team.

Alternatives Public Workshop March 2017

FDOT held a public workshop for the SR 70 PD&E Study on March 28, 2017.

The workshop comment period is now closed, but you may still view an online copy of the materials presented in the Project Documents section. To submit comments to be included in the general study record, use the Send a comment button.

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Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
David C. Turley, P.E.
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Project Documents
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Project Schedule - February 2023