This section of the project web site will be updated regularly with specific project information as well as results of workshops, hearings, etc. We encourage you to refer back to this section as the PD&E study progresses.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a PD&E study to evaluate the proposed future widening of 18 miles of S.R. 29 from S.R. 82 in Collier County, north to County Road (C.R.) 80A in Hendry County. C.R. 80A is also known locally as Cowboy Way. The limits of the PD&E study are shown on the project location map at the bottom of this page.

Need for the Project
The need to evaluate the widening of S.R. 29 from the existing two lanes to four lanes is supported by the following:
  • S.R. 29 is a designated hurricane evacuation route.
  • S.R. 29 is a part of Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System.
  • Traffic volumes on S.R. 29 are projected to increase from a volume of 6,200 vehicles per day in year 2008 to 23,800 vehicles per day by the year 2035 as documented in the project traffic report.

Purpose of PD&E Study
The objective of the PD&E study is to provide documented information necessary for FDOT to reach a decision on the type, design and location of improvements to S.R. 29 for acceptance by the Federal Highway Administration.

Project Location Map

This study is being conducted by FDOT. You can visit the FDOT web site by clicking on the FDOT logo in the right-hand corner at the top of this page.

Project Newsletters

Project newsletters will be distributed at key points in this study. The first newsletter was mailed out in February 2008. The second newsletter was mailed out in October 2008. The third newsletter was mailed out October 2010. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive future project newsletters, please fill out the form on the Public Involvement page of this web site.

Newsletter # 1
Newsletter # 2
Newsletter # 3