Transportation planning is the process of defining future policies, goals and infrastructure designs to prepare for future needs to move people and goods to destinations. Collier County plans for multi-modes of transportation facilities including local roads, highways, sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit. Transportation planning is about providing a safe, cost effective, and functional transportation system for all residents and visitors to Collier County by balancing access and mobility needs. Functions of Transportation Planning include:
- Provide public information and assistance
- Administration and implementation of the comprehensive plan
- Responsible for special projects
- Coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation on transportation related decisions
- Administration and implementation of transportation grants
In order to make informed decisions about transportation, Transportation Planners study many aspects of a facility before it is implemented.
Below are some of the current and past studies that Transportation Planning has conducted.
Current Planning Studies
- Randall/Oil Well Road Corridor Study - the area includes the area between Oil Well Road and Randall Blvd. with 8th as the West boundary and Desoto Blvd. on an angle to Oil Well Road as the East Boundary. (More information of this study will be coming soon.)
- Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension Corridor Study - The Scope of this study has not been finalized yet. This Study is anticipated to review the previous VBR Ext. Corridor Study from Collier Blvd. to 8th Street NE. (More information of this study will be coming soon and is expected in the Spring of 2017.)
- CR951 Area Study - to help examine the feasibility and potential impacts of developing improvements to a corridor extending east of CR 951 to Benfield Road and from the Lord’s Way to City Gate Blvd. North and including the parcels of property already owned by Collier County. The Scope of this study has not been finalized yet. Transportation Planning understands that a number of east-west and north-south corridors have already been considered by the Wilson Blvd. Ext./Benfield Rd. Corridor Study and this study would update the recommendations of that study to determine the need, feasibility and a preferred alignment for the identified corridor. (More information of this study expected in the Spring of 2017.)
Past Planning Projects and Studies
Over the past ten to fifteen years, Transportation Planning has conducted many planning projects and corridor studies to provide technical assistance for Collier County. Many of these studies were based on needs in Collier MPO’s 2025, 2030 and 2035 Long Range Plans. These studies were done in cooperation with local jurisdictions, FDOT and extensive outreach with the private sector and the public. The following list of past projects is meant as a reference with historical information about the project/plan/report or study. In several instances, once the final project/plan/report or study has been presented to the Board of County Commissioners, no further action has been or is anticipated to be taken.
- CR 951 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study
- East of CR 951 Bridge Study (2008)
- Green Boulevard Extension Corridor Study
- I-75/Everglades Boulevard Interchange Justification Report
- Master Mobility Plan (2011)
- Northeast Collier County Trail Feasibility Study
- Vanderbilt Drive Area Corridor Study
- Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension Corridor Study
- Wilson Boulevard Extension/Benfield Road Corridor Study
- Wilson Boulevard Extension (North Belle Meade Area) Corridor Study