Environmental Study Paving Way to Meet Future Traffic Volumes
In the last 50 years, Florida's Martin and St. Lucie counties have seen tremendous population growth. As a result, future traffic on Interstate 95 is expected to reach to more than 100,000 vehicles per day by the year 2040. The Florida Department of Transportation requested Stanley Consultants evaluate the 12-mile study corridor and develop interstate and interchange alternatives to meet these future traffic volumes.
A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is being conducted according to the National Environment Policy Act to investigate traffic operations and safety conditions of the interstate. A comprehensive environmental analysis will be conducted to avoid or minimize cultural, wetland, noise and Section 4(f) impacts. During the study, Stanley Consultants will actively engage the public and agencies to obtain their input and further refine the alternatives.
As part of the study, Stanley Consultants is performing the environmental and engineering services required for Location and Design Concept Acceptance (LDCA) of the proposed improvements. This includes consideration of all social, economic, environmental effects and mitigation as required by the FHWA, along with the required environmental documents, engineering reports, preliminary plans, public hearing, and right-of-way maps.