KCA’s PD&E Department received great news recently as it was selected for two pursuits:
- FDOT District Three PD&E Group 22-1 (SR 20 from SR 79 to Bay County Line and SR 20 from Washington County Line to SR 75)
- Pasco County Tower Road Route Study and Pond Siting Analysis and Report from the Eastern Terminus of Rangeland Boulevard to East of Sunlake Boulevard
These wins signify the first-ever KCA PD&E contracts with FDOT District Three and Pasco County! Michael Campo, PE, will be the PM for both projects. Congrats all!
PD&E Group 22-1 (SR 20 from SR 79 to Bay County Line and SR 20 from Washington County Line to SR 75), FDOT District Three, Washington and Bay Counties, FL. The SR 20 PD&E project will evaluate alternatives to enhance safety, improve hurricane evacuation capacity, and provide an enhanced regional east-west corridor from SR 79 to US 231 in Washington and Bay Counties. SR 20 is classified as a rural principal arterial and is a two-lane undivided roadway with 12-foot travel lanes and 8 to 12-foot stabilized (5-foot paved) shoulders. The study will evaluate a four-lane divided roadway to provide the needed evacuation capacity. The study will evaluate enhanced pedestrian and bicycle accommodation in proximity of the existing trail segments and near the SR 79, SR 77, and US 231 intersections. The KCA team is responsible for studying traffic and function, access management, pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular safety, utility coordination, stormwater management, wetlands and protected species assessment, cultural resources, public and private conservation lands evaluation, air and noise, contamination, and public involvement as well as completion of the project’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
Tower Road Route Study and Pond Siting Analysis and Report from the Eastern Terminus of Rangeland Boulevard to East of Sunlake Boulevard, Pasco County, FL. The Route Study’s objective is to evaluate an extension and improvements to Tower Road from the eastern terminus of Rangeland Boulevard to east of Sunlake Boulevard in Pasco County. The KCA team will ensure the route study addresses pertinent local, state, and federal laws and regulations and identifies the least impactful and cost-affordable alternative. The study will include developing a purpose and need; a public involvement program; traffic analysis; alternatives; evaluation and reports for sociocultural, natural, cultural, and physical resources; and engineering evaluations and reports. The study will focus on improving roadway connectivity, alleviating congestion along SR 54, and reducing travel delays in the area. The extension and improvements to the Tower Road corridor would allow a new east-west connection across the Suncoast Parkway and together with the adjacent Tower Road project will provide an alternative route to SR 54, connecting western Pasco County to US 41.