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Project Details
Phase: PD&E
Limits: From SR 70 to US 17 in Arcadia, Florida
Length: 5 miles
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2019
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2024

Completed in April 2019, the primary purpose of the SR 31 Extension Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Feasibility Study was to determine the viability of a new alignment extending SR 31 from its current terminus at SR 70 further north to connect to US 17.  This study established the project’s purpose and need and identified any fatal flaws.  The ACE Feasibility Study evaluated ten corridors and recommended three for more detailed consideration.

The methodology used to evaluate the corridors is outlined in the Methodology Memorandum (MM). The project team met with various federal, state, local agencies and the public throughout the process to obtain comments. Following Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT’s) Office of Environmental Management (OEM) approval of the MM, an Alternative Corridor Evaluation Report (ACER) was prepared, which recommended feasible alternative corridors B, F, and J to be considered for further evaluation in a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. The no-build alternative remained an option throughout the ACE Feasibility Study and will continue to be an option throughout the PD&E Study.

Public Involvement

Previous Outreach Efforts
The public meeting for the ACE Feasibility Study was held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please visit the Documents and Publications page to view the meeting materials and display graphics that were provided at the meeting.
Newsletter #2 (08/29/2018)

For More Information
If you have questions about the project, or would like to schedule a meeting with the study team and your group or neighborhood association, please contact Steven Andrews, FDOT Project Manager:


Steven Andrews
Project Manager
801 N. Broadway Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 519-2270

You may also submit questions and comments by filling out the comment form provided below. All comments are part of the project record and are available for viewing by the public and media.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or writing. You may contact the FDOT District One project manager, Steven Andrews, by mail at 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 or by telephone at (863) 519-2270.

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Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
Steven A Andrews
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