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GULF COAST PARKWAY FPID: 410981-2-22-02
Gulf and Bay Counties
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has executed a Record of Decision and issued Location Design Concept Acceptance in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated laws, regulations, and orders. The FDOT decision is to approve the Selected Alternative, Modified Alternative 19, which is for the construction of a new four-lane divided, controlled-access, arterial highway. The Selected Alternative is an approximately 30-mile project which will begin at the intersection of US 98 and CR 386 in Gulf County and will connect with US 231 and US 98 (Tyndall Parkway) in Bay County. The electronic Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement can be reviewed by clicking on the link in the yellow column on the left or by visiting FDOT's project website, https://nwflroads.com/projects/410981-2.
An interactive map for the Selected Alternative is shown below.
Selected Alignment: Modified Alternative 19
THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE MAP
This map displays the Project Area of the Gulf Coast Parkway, from US 98 to US 231. By clicking on the buttons below you can display or hide the selected alternative's alignment. You can zoom using the + and - buttons or adjusting the slider. To move the map to a different area, click the direction arrows, or place the cursor on the map and hold the left mouse button down to drag the map to a new location. You can search for an address by typing that address into the search box and clicking the Search button. You can also display satellite photography by clicking the Satellite button, switch back to Street Map by clicking Map, or display both by clicking Hybrid. You may return to the project area view by clicking the Project Area button.
Click to Toggle Alignments:
Phased Design and Construction
Due to the length of the project and the availability of funding, the project will be constructed in segments. Whether an interim two-lane typical section is constructed initially and widened when traffic warrants, or the ultimate four-lane typical section is constructed, will depend on whether the segment being constructed utilizes an existing road alignment and traffic demand justifies the full four-lane. The construction segments, described in the table below and shown on the following map, are numbered from 3 to 9. The reason for this is that the construction segment number corresponds to the last number of FDOT's Financial Project Identification (FPID) number assigned to that segment for funding purposes.
Gulf Coast Parkway Design and Construction Segments
The first segment to be advanced is Segment 8, from Star Avenue along Tram Road to US 98 (Tyndall Parkway), which has right-of-way acquisition scheduled for FY2019/2020 and construction scheduled for FY 2020-2021. All remaining segments, regardless of phase, would not begin until after 2040. It should be noted that Segment 3 (from SR 30 to Gulf to Bay Highway) would likely be last to be constructed because if the completion of Gulf to Bay Highway occurs before then, Segment 3 will not be needed.