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Project Details
Work Type: Traffic Study
Phase: PD&E

The State Road (S.R.) 50 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study is being conducted to evaluate transportation improvements to the approximately 12.9-mile section of S.R. 50 between County Road (C.R.) 478A in Sumter County to C.R. 33 in Lake County. This PD&E study (FPID# 435859-7) is a continuation of a larger S.R. 50 PD&E study (FPID# 435859-1) that extended from US 301 to CR 33. The previous PD&E Study was completed for the purpose of meeting state funding requirements and a State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) was approved on 6/25/19.  Public Hearings for the SEIR were held for the original project on November 27 and 28, 2019. Following completion of the SEIR, the project was divided into four design segments. Information on these design segments may be found on cflroads.com at the following links:

435859-2 - SR 50 from SR 35 (US 301) to Hernando/Sumter County Line

435859-3 - SR 50 from Hernando/Sumter County Line to east of CR 478A 

435859-4 - SR 50 from west of CR 478A to the Sumter/Lake County line 

435859-5 - SR 50 from Sumter/Lake County line to CR 33

Federal funding has been identified for the easternmost two design segments (FPID#s 435859-4 and 435859-5) between C.R. 478A in Sumter County to C.R. 33 in Lake County.  The current PD&E study encompasses the limits of these two design segments and provides additional analysis to support the requirements resulting from the change in funding.

As part of this PD&E Study, a Cultural Resource Assessment Survey (CRAS) Addendum was prepared to summarize and update the previous PD&E Study/Design CRAS efforts in accordance with Federal guidelines.  Its findings include a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for adverse effects to four National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and a Section 4(f) de minimis finding for no adverse effects to three NRHP-eligible historic properties.

The current PD&E Study is projected to complete in early 2023.