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The South Sumter Connector Trail PD&E Study is being conducted to evaluate a multi-use trail that will close the 22-mile gap between the Good Neighbor Trail in Hernando County and the Van Fleet Trail in Sumter County. The South Sumter Connector Trail is part of the larger Coast to Coast Trail, which extends approximately 250 miles across the peninsula of Florida from the Gulf of Mexico in St. Petersburg to the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the Canaveral National Seashore. 

A PD&E study is the FDOT’s process for adhering to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related federal and state statutes. This process involves preliminary engineering to determine multi-use trail concepts; environmental evaluations to assess impacts associated with a new multi-use trail; and extensive public involvement and agency coordination.

More information about the study is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the project files below. This study is building on a planning study that was completed in 2016.  The final documents from this study are also available in the project files section below. Please check this website regularly.

In addition to the current Project Files, all project documents, meeting announcements and other important information will be uploaded to this page.

Please contact the FDOT Project Manager, Lorena Cucek, at 386-943-5392 or by email at Lorena.Cucek@dot.statel.fl.us for more information or to be added to the project mailing list.  

Project Files