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Ellis Road PD&E Study

Ellis Road PD&E Study / About the Study

About the Study

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The PD&E Study

The PD&E study is being conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation. The project includes a new interchange on Interstate 95 with a connection to Ellis Road, and an upgrading of Ellis Road from John Rodes Boulevard to Wickham Road in Brevard County. The study will investigate the following:

  • A connection to the proposed Palm Bay Parkway (a.k.a. the St. Johns Heritage Parkway) west of I-95;
  • A new interchange at I-95, between the existing Eau Gallie Boulevard and US 192 interchanges;
  • Alternative alignments for a multi-lane connector from I-95 to Wickham Road along the Ellis Road corridor;
  • Developing an Access Management Plan for the new connector road;
  • Evaluate the social, economic, and environmental effects of the alternatives;

The purpose of the project is to provide a direct, multi-lane Strategic Intermodal System connection from I-95 to Melbourne International Airport (MIA). The new facility with controlled access and interstate connectivity will provide improved mobility of people and goods to and from the airport. The project will also assist in reducing the near term and future traffic demands on New Haven Avenue (US 192) and Eau Gallie Boulevard (SR 518).

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The PD&E Study process involves the following tasks:

  • Data Collection
  • Public Involvement
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Environmental Evaluations
  • State & Federal Agency Coordination
  • Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Please view the Study Resources on the home page to obtain further information.