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Project Details
Work Type: Widening
Phase: PD&E
Limits: Jefferson Avenue to County Road 29
Length: 7.1 miles
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Study Cost: $1,675,000
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2015
About

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 a principal arterial and 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. Existing right-of-way along the corridor ranges from approximately 60 feet between Jefferson Avenue to east of Monroe Street, approximately 200 feet east of Monroe Street to east of L7 Ranch Road, and approximately 45 feet east of L7 Ranch Road to CR 29. Additional right-of-way will likely be needed to accommodate the proposed widening, particularly at the eastern and western ends of the corridor.  The specific right-of-way requirements will be determined during the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study.

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Contact Information
Communications Team
Corine Burgess
863-241-1459
PD&E Project Manager
Steven A Andrews
863-519-2270
For Media Inquiries Only
d1-pio@dot.state.fl.us
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