The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and considering four alternatives designed to reduce truck traffic in downtown Immokalee, improve regional connections, improve emergency evacuation capabilities, support future population growth, improve safety, and improve the economy.
One alternative that FDOT is considering involves widening State Road 29. Two other alternatives FDOT is considering are by-pass corridors to avoid impacting downtown Immokalee. The fourth alternative that FDOT is considering is a “no build” alternative.
As shown in FDOT’s March 2014 Project Development & Environment Study newsletter, FDOT will host a public workshop from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Immokalee One-Stop Career Center, 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida. Members of the public are welcome to attend to review project information, aerial photographs, and a video. In addition, the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the project with FDOT representatives.
Stay turned to our blog for further developments!