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Project Details
Phase: PD&E
Limits: SR 72 from CR 661 to SR 70 AND SR 70 from CR 661 to the Peace River Bridge
Length: 2 miles
Start of Current Phase: Early 2022
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2023

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for proposed improvements, including consideration of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 70 and SR 72 in Arcadia, Florida. The purpose of this PD&E study is to evaluate and document potential engineering and environmental effects of any proposed safety improvements considered, including right of way in DeSoto County, Florida. Alternatives to be evaluated shall include pedestrian and bicycle crossings, multi-use pathways to provide safe connectivity for the area, shifting the alignment of SR 72, and reconstruction of SR 70 from CR 661 to the Peace River Bridge. The project area is being evaluated for resilient design concepts that would raise the roadway to alleviate flooding caused by the Peace River.

Public Involvement

Previous Outreach Efforts
Public Hearing anticipated for mid 2023.  Public Notice will be provided.


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 Patrick Bateman, PE, FDOT Project Manager:

Patrick Bateman, PE
Project Manager                                                                                                       
801 N. Broadway Avenue MS 1-40
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 519-2792


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

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Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
Patrick Bateman, P.E.
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