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SR-9 / I-95 at 10th Avenue North Interchange PD&E Study

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About the Study

About the Study

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, has initiated a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that will consider transportation improvement options at the SR-9/I-95 at 10th Avenue North interchange in Palm Beach County, Florida.

This project was screened through the FDOT’s Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process as Project #14337 in 2018. The Programming Summary Report documents comments received from several public and permitting agencies.

The project extends along 10th Avenue North from east of Detroit Street to North A Street, a distance of approximately 0.5 miles. 10th Avenue North is located between Forest Hill Boulevard (1.90 miles to the north) and 6th Avenue South (1.28 miles to the south) interchanges along I-95. This portion of 10th Avenue North travels through the City of Lake Worth Beach. The predominant land uses in the project corridor are commercial and industrial, retail/office, and residential.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the study is to improve the local and regional transportation network while simultaneously providing enhanced multimodal interrelationships.

Project Need

  • Improve the local and regional transportation network
  • Provide multimodal accommodations
  • Improve roadway capacity and safety
  • Enhance emergency evacuation and response times

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and FDOT.

Public Involvement

FDOT started a public involvement program in July 2019 as a part of this PD&E Study. The program will continue throughout the project. This process is designed to ensure public input in the development of alternatives by actively encouraging and facilitating the participation of the general public, citizen groups, interest groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other stakeholders. Opportunities to comment include communicating with project staff and attending public meetings. FDOT is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.