|Construction Cost:||$31 million|
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for proposed improvements to Harborview Road from Melbourne Street to west of I-75 in Charlotte County. These improvements are intended to improve connectivity and circulation between US 41 and I-75, as well as improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Harborview Road PD&E study will evaluate widening Harborview Road from a two-lane road to a four-lane road with a median. The project limits are from Melbourne Street to I-75 in Charlotte County. This study will evaluate alternatives to widen Harborview Road north and south of the existing Harborview Road alignment.
Need for the Project
The proposed widening improvements for Harborview Road will accommodate increased traffic demand, including truck traffic, generated by projected growth in Charlotte County. FDOT anticipates this project will also enhance safety along the project corridor; improve emergency evacuation; and improve connectivity between US 41 and I-75. The Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) identifies this project in their 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Cost Feasible Plan. On October 14, 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Office of Environmental Management (OEM) granted Location and Design Concept Acceptance for the Harborview Road (CR 776) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study.
Funding for the design phase is included in fiscal year 2020 of the FDOT's Adopted Five-Year Work Program. Right-of-way acquisition is currently included in fiscal year 2022. There is currently no funding for the construction phase of this project.
Public involvement is an integral part of the Harborview Road Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. FDOT will use several activities to engage interested parties in the study process, including small group meetings, a public information workshop and a formal public hearing.
The department will hold meetings with agencies and stakeholders throughout the study. These meetings will assist the project team with identifying issues, opportunities, and potential transportation solutions for the corridor. As part of the study process, FDOT will provide presentations to various organizations and interested citizens may request a presentation to their group or organization.
Public Hearing - March 2019
Meeting Video: Harborview Road PD&E Study - Public Hearing - YouTube
Public Information Workshop - March 2018
Meeting Video: Harborview Public Information Workshop - YouTube