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North Lake Trail – PD&E Study

Financial Project Identification (FPID) No.: 441626-2

The Project Overview Public Meeting was held on December 8, 2022. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the PD&E Study to the public and to collect stakeholder input before alternatives were studied.

Once data collection is completed trail alternatives will be developed and evaluated. These alternatives will include the three alternatives from the Planning Corridor Study plus the “No Build” Alternative. The “No Build” Alternative means that this gap in the North Lake Trail will continue to exist. Although the No Build Alternative does not meet the purpose and need for the project, it will remain under consideration and serve as a baseline for comparison against other alternatives throughout the PD&E Study.

The Alternatives are evaluated with respect to social, cultural, physical, and natural resource impacts; costs; and public and stakeholder input. 

The Alternative Concepts Public Workshop was held on Thursday, June 08, 2023 where the alternative concepts and related evaluations were presented. Input received from this workshop, along with the technical evaluations, will lead to the selection of the best alignment for this segment of the North Lake Trail.

After completing the technical evaluations and reviewing public input, a recommended alternative for the North Lake Trail Phase 3 was presented at the Recommended Alternative Public Meeting held on November 09, 2023.

A public hearing before the Lake County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will be held at the end of the PD&E Study, in accordance with County procedures and with Part 1, Chapter 11 of the FDOT PD&E Manual. This hearing will focus on the recommended “Build” Alternative providing a forum for input from property owners and interested stakeholders concerning the final recommendations.

The technical work completed during the PD&E Study will be documented in a series of reports. The draft North Lake Trail Conceptual Analysis Report and supporting draft reports will be available for review before the public hearing, at the public hearing, and after the public hearing until the public comment period ends.

After the comments from the public hearing have been addressed, the project reports will be finalized and submitted to Lake County for final approval. The project will then be ready to move into future phases, which involve: design, and construction.


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