Update - October 28
The final report for the cumulative effects evaluation is available here.
The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a study to define the potential cumulative effects of the proposed new interchange at I-75 and Everglades Boulevard.
A cumulative effects evaluation study looks at changes in an area through time and how these changes affect resources in that area. This study will look at how past, present and reasonably foreseeable future changes affect eight protected species found within southwest Florida. The eight species that will be studied include: Florida panther, Florida black bear, Florida sandhill crane, wood stork, red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, and mangrove fox squirrel.
Some of the tasks that will be conducted by the study team include the verification of the study area; characterization of the study area; analyses of past, present and future actions; and the preparation of the Cumulative Effects Evaluation report.
A study location map is provided below. For additional information about the study, please see the Project Information page of this website.