The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Corridor Planning Study to evaluate a multi-use trail along the approximately 19-mile section of State Road (S.R.) 19 from County Road (C.R.) 450A to S.R. 40 and the planned Black Bear Scenic Trail. The conceptual alignment also includes a portion of the former Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) railroad, also known as SE 309th Court in Marion County, within the boundaries of the Ocala National Forest.
The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate alternatives that can be carried forward to the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study phase of project development.