This is the Web page for the City of Port St. Lucie (City) Web page for the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The purpose of this website is to provide the public with a comprehensive source of information about the many components of this project. This website provides ongoing and updated information about the project’s status, history, schedule, notification of public meetings, project reports, and a host of other material to keep you informed. Perhaps most importantly, it provides a place for the public to offer comments and/or input about this very important Study!
The City of Port St. Lucie is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Originally planned as a retirement community, the City is experiencing substantial problems with traffic congestion, particularly at the location of the two existing bridges within the City. In light of the growth that is expected to continue, this condition will only worsen. To address this problem, the City, in consultation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting a PD&E Study to evaluate a third crossing over the North Fork of the St. Lucie River (NFSLR) at the Crosstown Parkway. This project was formerly known as the Third East-West River Crossing Study.
The proposed project would extend the existing Crosstown Parkway from Manth Lane on the west, across the NFSLR to U.S. 1 on the east, a distance of approximately 2 miles. The six lane divided highway and bridge would serve multi-modal transportation alternatives, including automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit. Alternatives under consideration include the No Build Alternative, transportation systems management alternatives, and multiple build alternatives that provide a river crossing on a new alignment.
• The Record of Decision (ROD) was signed by FHWA on February 24, 2014 granting Location Design Concept Acceptance (LDCA) of the Crosstown Parkway Extension PD&E Study/Environmental Impact Statement. This signifies FHWA approval of Alternative 1C as the Selected Alternative, and allows the project to move to the next phase of development.
• The FEIS was signed by FHWA on November 14, 2013. The FEIS and associated technical reports can be viewed on this website. Click here. The Notice of Availability was posted in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013. The comment period for the FEIS ran from November 29, 2013 to December 30, 2013.
• A Locally Preferred Alternative was adopted by the City Council on January 23, 2012.
• On July 1, 2011 the Federal Highway Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and approved it for public availability. The Public Hearing was conducted on September 22nd at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. There were over 400 people in attendance.
• The City is working to secure an easement across the North Fork St. Lucie River from the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet) to fulfill their Agreement with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) signed on April 26, 2010 regarding the necessary mitigation to secure the easement.