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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Picture of SR 514 (Malabar Road) Study Area

What are the study limits?
The study begins at State Road 507 (Babcock Street) and terminates at US 1, a distance of approximately 3.6 miles.

What is a PD&E Study?
The PD&E process was developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in response to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, to ensure that transportation projects are developed with consideration of current engineering standards, project costs and minimization of social and environmental impacts, while involving the public throughout the entire study process.

What is the objective of the study?
The overall goal of this study is to develop a viable roadway concept that satisfies the project purpose and need and minimizes social, economic and environmental impacts, incorporates community input and receives approval from FDOT and agency partners. The results of the study will determine the type, location and design configuration of SR 514 (Malabar Road).

How can I get involved?

Check the website regularly for meeting times and dates. For questions or comments please contact the FDOT project manager, Lorena Cucek, or study team project manager, Vic Poteat. Click here to be added to the mailing list.

How can I obtain the latest study materials?
The latest materials for the SR 514 (Malabar Road) PD&E study will be available on the Documents and Publications page of the website. Please check back regularly for updates as the study is constantly evolving.

When will the project be built?
Design is currently funded for 2020, however, right of way acquisition and construction are not currently funded. Typically, a project of this type takes between 6-8 years to complete, once the PD&E study is final and all phases are budgeted. Interim improvements at the intersections of Weber Road and Corey Road are in the final design phase and will progress to completion independent of this PD&E study. For information on the interim intersection improvements, contact Megan Owens at FDOT (Tel: 386-943-5140 or Email: megan.owens@dot.state.fl.us).

When is the next public meeting?
The next public meeting will be the Public Hearing, which is the final public meeting for the PD&E study. It is scheduled to be on or about December 5, 2017. This meeting will present the Recommended Alternative for Malabar Road.