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Project Details
Work Type: Widening
Phase: PD&E
Limits: Van Buren Parkway to Charlotte County Line
Length: 5.7 miles
Study Cost: $2,250,000
Start of Current Phase: Early 2020
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2023

UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOP – Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and Thursday, September 1, 2022

FDOT invites you to an upcoming public workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to share the alternatives and analysis completed to date, and to provide the public an opportunity to comment for the official workshop record. Read the Public Involvement section below for all information.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, began a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study in January 2020 along approximately 5.7 miles of Burnt Store Road from Van Buren Parkway to just north of the Charlotte County Line in Lee County. This study will evaluate alternatives to widen this segment of Burnt Store Road from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. The study also includes evaluation of bridge improvement options over Gator Slough Canal. The estimated completion date of this study is late summer 2023.

FDOT uses an environmental and engineering process called a PD&E Study to determine social, economic, natural, and physical effects associated with proposed transportation improvement projects. The phases that follow the PD&E Study are design of the project, acquisition of right-of-way, if necessary, and construction of the improvements.

Public Involvement


Here are the ways you can participate in the upcoming workshop. Materials will be the same at all events, so attending every event is not necessary.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - Workshop Materials Posted

Beginning on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, materials will be listed in the Project Documents box below. You will be able to submit comments online if you are unable to attend a live event.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - In-Person Workshop

Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral, FL 33993

5 – 7 p.m. open house

View workshop materials, talk to the project team, and submit comments.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Live Online Workshop - (Advanced registration required)
https://tinyurl.com/burntstore/ You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the workshop from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. (Note: Internet Explorer cannot be used for this event)

Review the materials online prior to the event. Participate in an online presentation and live question & answer session with the project team.

How to submit comments

You may submit comments in the following ways

-          During the live in-person event

-          Online through the project website (use the contact box on the right)

-          Email the project manager (Steven.Andrews@dot.state.fl.us)

-          By mail: Steven A. Andrews, FDOT District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249

You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by September 12, 2022 to be included in the record for this workshop.  You may also call the project manager (phone number to the right) if you have questions before you submit your comment.

If you need ADA or Translation Services:
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days before the live event you plan to attend.

The Florida Department of Transportation is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Anyone wishing to express concern about Title VI should contact Cynthia Sykes at the information above.

Public Notices
This meeting will be advertised according to federal and state statutes in the following places:
On this project website
Email to public officials and interested parties

Newsletter to local property owners near the project

FDOT’s Public Notices website

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Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
Steven A Andrews
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Project Documents
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