St. Johns Heritage Parkway Alternative Corridor Evaluation

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About

Brevard County is conducting a transportation planning study known as an Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE). The study is being conducted to evaluate new roadway corridors that could connect the existing segments of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway. The limits of the study are from Babcock Street to Malabar Road in Brevard County and the City of Palm Bay, a distance of approximately 14 miles. The project location map is provided and described in the Project Files below.

An ACE Study involves a range of technical evaluations including collecting data and analyzing existing conditions, a range of engineering and environmental evaluations and public engagement and agency coordination. The goal of the study is to identify a corridor that can be advanced to the next phase of project development, which in this case would be a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study; however, there is currently no funding in place beyond the ACE Study. A project of this magnitude generally takes between 10 and 12 years to complete depending on the availability of funding.

Schedule

The study began in January 2020 and will take approximately 28 months to complete. Two public meetings will take place throughout the study. Additionally, updates will be provided at the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (T.P.O) board meetings and at Brevard County Board of County Commission meetings. Brevard County will also hold Working Group meetings with representatives from local, regional, state and federal agencies over the course of the project. The study schedule is provided and described in the Project Files below.

The project team is working with the Florida Department of Transportation (F.D.O.T.) Office of Environmental Management (O.E.M.) on a new format for the methodology that will be used to evaluate the five viable corridors that are under consideration. The project schedule will be updated once the new methodology is approved.

A working group meeting meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2022, and a virtual public meeting will be held on November 10, 2022. The November 10 meeting has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Nicole. The rescheduled date is Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Virtual Public Meeting

Brevard County has rescheduled a Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) for the St. Johns Heritage Parkway Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Study. The meeting will now take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022

The ACE Study is being conducted to evaluate the potential for a new roadway corridor that could connect the existing segments of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway between Babcock Street on the south to Malabar Road on the north, a distance of approximately 14 miles. 
The ACE Study began in January 2020 and the first VPM was held in May 2021. The Study evaluated five alternative corridors, as well as the no-build option. The proposed alternatives were studied for impacts on the social, cultural, natural, and physical environments. Consideration was also given to engineering criteria, and project cost. Based on the analysis conducted, two corridors are recommended for further study to move forward into a future Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. At this time, the PD&E Study, Design, Right-of-Way, and Construction phases are not funded. 

The VPM is being held to present the results of the ACE study and obtain public and stakeholder input. The meeting is being conducted as a VPM, which is a free, live webinar that is hosted online. If you wish to participate in the VPM, registration is required prior to joining. Interested participants will need to register at: https://tinyurl.com/StJohnsHeritagePkwyVPM. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email. The email will provide instructions on how to join the VPM using a computer, tablet, or cell phone. Please note Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this VPM. For attendees who wish to view the online presentation, but do not have internet access, computers will be reserved at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library at 6475 Minton Road, Palm Bay, FL 32908 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees will need to provide their own headphones. A recording of the presentation will be posted to the project webpage for viewing following the public meeting.

A call-in number is also provided for those who do not wish to access the webinar online. The call-in number is: (631) 992-3221 and the access code is 694-659-407.

The VPM opens at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022. A PowerPoint presentation will begin promptly at 5:35 p.m. Please provide adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety. All questions and comments will be responded to in writing at a later date. 

Please note, the question box will only be available to those participants who register and use GoToWebinar to participate in the VPM. Attendees who choose to use the call-in number will not be able to provide comments during the VPM and are asked to provide written or verbal comments to the project team by contacting Consultant Project Manager, David Dangel by telephone at 407-971-8850 or by email, or Brevard County’s Project Administrator, Jeanette Scott at 321-617-7202 or by email. Comments may be provided in writing, by email, or over the phone. While comments can be submitted at any time, those submitted up to 10 days after the meeting (Sunday, December 18, 2022) will be included as part of the public meeting record.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the County’s American with Disabilities Officer, Brian Breslin, by phone at 321-637-5347 or by email, at least five (5) days prior to the VPM. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting the Brevard County Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator at TitleVI.NondiscriminationCoordinator@brevardfl.gov.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT. Additionally, the study is being conducted in accordance with Title 23 USC § 168 - Integration of Planning and Environmental Review.

If you would like more information, please contact Brevard County’s Project Administrator, Jeanette Scott, at 321-617-7202 or Jeanette.Scott@brevardfl.gov.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact Brevard County’s Project Administrator, Jeanette Scott, at 321-617-7202 or at Jeanette.Scott@brevardfl.gov.

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