SR 29 Immokalee PD&E Study
What is a PD&E Study?
A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study is a step in the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) highway development process. A PD&E Study assists the FDOT in determining the location; conceptual design; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed roadway improvements. During the PD&E Study process, feasible alternatives are developed for roadway improvement projects. These "Build" alternatives are evaluated based on environmental, engineering, and socioeconomic conditions; safety needs; and public input. The need for additional right-of-way for stormwater and environmental mitigation will also be evaluated during the PD&E Study phase. The "No-Build" alternative is evaluated throughout the study process. This "No-Build" alternative leaves the existing roadways as they are, with only routine maintenance as required.
If the Study results in a "Build" alternative being selected, the project may proceed to the next phase, which is the Design Phase.