FDOT responds to concerns voiced by residents

FDOT responds to concerns voiced by residents

The Resident contacted James M. Knight, Project Development Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation District 2, for clarification about the shoulder and median widths proposed. Knight stated in an email to the editor: The State of Florida standard is a 10’ wide inside shoulder. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) standard for inside shoulders comes from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) publication “A Policy on Design Standards Interstate System January 2005.”  Page 5 of this publication requires a 3.5’ shoulder (FDOT is evaluating a 4’ wide shoulder).
The FDOT proposal being considered meets all Federal design requirements; however, the proposal would require a variance from state standards.  FDOT is only considering the 4’ shoulder width on the I-95 Fuller Warren Bridge (not on I-10). All of the I-10 alternatives developed to date meet all state and federal design standards.
The narrower bridge shoulder is only being considered on the inside (left side) of the bridge; the outside shoulder (right side) meets all state and federal standards.
For questions or concerns about the project, contact James Knight, FDOT District 2, Mail Station 2007, 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025 or call (386) 961-7707 or (
800) 749-2967.
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