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Project Details
Work Type: Bridge Construction
Phase: Design
Limits: The limits of the project are from North of Brookside Boulevard to Bronco Drive
Length: 1 miles
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2024
Letting: 07/22/2027


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is designing improvements to Charlie Creek and Charlie Creek Relief (existing Bridge No. 060001 and Bridge No. 060063) in Hardee County. The reconstruction will raise the elevation of northbound lanes to minimize impacts to the public during flooding situations and enhance the structural integrity and incorporate current design standards, along with improving drainage, safety, and provide new signage, striping, and pavement. Proposed improvements also consist of milling and resurfacing of the roadway adhering to the standards set forth in the 2024 FDOT Design Manual (FDM). 

  • Perform all design services necessary for the replacement of SR 35 (US 17) NB bridges over Charlie Creek and Charlie Creek Relief; 
  • Meet the applicable standards within Hardee County right-of-way; 
  • Proactively communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with project stakeholders and the public; 
  • Complete permitting required; 
  • Maintain resident access to private property; 
  • Minimize disruption to traffic flow.
Public Involvement

Stakeholders are an integral part of the FDOT process. A public meeting will be held at an appropriate time to share design plans and meet the project team. FDOT has also created a project website and dedicated community outreach team to serve you throughout this process and answer all of your questions.

Phone: (239) 240-5769

Email: shana.overhulser@dot.state.fl.us

Website: https://www.swflroads.com/project/453400-1

Project stakeholders:

  • Town of Zolfo Springs
  • City of Wauchula
  • Hardee County
  • Property Owners
  • Utility Agencies and Owners
  • Businesses, Business Organizations, and Clubs in adjacent areas
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Hardee County School District
  • Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency services
  • General Traveling Public
  • Others

If you would like to be included on this list, please forward your email address to: shana.overhulser@dot.state.fl.us

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Contact Information
Communications Team
Shana Overhulser
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Project Documents