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Project Details
Work Type: New Road
Phase: Planning
Limits: From State Road 33 to Walt Williams Road
Length: 1.5 miles
Start of Current Phase: Early 2022
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is conducting a Feasibility Study to evaluate the feasibility of developing a new corridor between SR 33 (Lakeland Hills Boulevard) and Walt Williams Road. This potential new connection will serve residential areas north of Interstate 4 (I-4). Our analysis is focused between the Socrum Loop Road interchange (exit 33) to the west and the SR 33 interchange (exit 38) to the east in the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.

This new corridor would enhance roadway and multimodal connectivity for the community by providing a new corridor that will connect State Road 33 to Walt Williams Road within the City of Lakeland. The goal of this Feasibility Study is to identify environmental and engineering constraints within the study area and develop a cost-effective preliminary corridor to be evaluated in a future Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study.  


The public workshop is being conducted to present information about potential corridors and provide the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project. This workshop will include different activity stations about the range of potential improvements being considered, viewing of project displays, and an opportunity for open discussion with project team members. The meeting materials are now available for viewing (see Project Documents box below).

Public Involvement

FDOT will coordinate with key stakeholders and engage the public in order to facilitate community vision and encourage effective communication with the public. The goals for the Feasibility Study are to evaluate potential alternative corridors to:

Primary Needs

  • Provide an alternative to constrained corridors

Secondary Needs

  • Accommodate Increasing Traffic
  • Improve Safety

The “No Build” alternative is a viable alternative solution frequently used in Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies that assumes the retainment of existing conditions. This allows for the comparison between existing conditions and implementing the proposed improvements to those incurred by continuing to use the existing facility. However, the “No-Build” alternative will be maintained to provide an effective baseline condition by which other project alternatives will be compared throughout the project. The “No-Build” alternative will be maintained throughout the life of the study.


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.

February 13, 2024 Workshop Materials Posted

View all the materials below in the Project Documents box.

February 20, 2024 In-Person Workshop

Lake Crago Recreation Center

525 Lake Crago Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. open house

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

February 22, 2024 Live Online Workshop - (Advanced registration required)

5:30 p.m.

You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the workshop from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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 adam.rose@dot.state.fl.us

-          By mail: 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830

You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by March 4, 2024 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.

Visual Preference Survey

To complete the Visual Preference Survey, please use this link: https://arcg.is/08LK0r

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
Florida Administrative Register


View Factsheet
Contact Information
PD&E Project Manager
Adam Rose
For Media Inquiries Only
Project Documents