Welcome to the Web site for the SR 710 Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study. The study area includes the existing SR 710 corridor from SR 70 to CR 714, as well as a proposed extension of SR 710 from SR 70 to US 441, a total project length of approximately 13 miles. The project limits are identified on the project location map. This web site contains information on the PD&E Study process, the project schedule, public involvement opportunities and information on how to contact members of the study team.

This study is being conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). You can visit the statewide FDOT Web site by clicking on the FDOT logo at the top of this page.

Please visit the project contacts page to provide your comments on this Web site or if you have specific questions regarding the study.

Study Update - April 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Office of Environmental Management (OEM) granted Location and Design Concept Acceptance for the SR 710 PD&E Study. This project is now eligible to move to the next phase of development.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

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Need for the Project

The need to widen SR 710 is supported by many factors:

  • SR 710 is a designated hurricane evacuation route.
  • SR 710 is a regional Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) roadway connecting SR 70 in Okeechobee County to Florida’s Turnpike and I-95 in Palm Beach County.
  • SR 710 is an important multi-modal facility with truck traffic making up approximately 25% of the daily traffic on the road.
  • Design Year (year 2030) daily traffic volumes on SR 710 are projected to range from 11,900 to 20,550 vehicles per day which correlates to a Level of Service (LOS) range from D to F for the existing two-lane roadway.
The need to extend SR 710 from SR 70 to U.S. 441 is being considered to:
  • Reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of SR 70 and U.S. 441
  • Reduce through truck traffic in the City of Okeechobee