District Five Work Program Public Hearing 2016
About the WPPH
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is divided into seven districts across the state, as well as the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The Central Florida area is FDOT District Five and is comprised of nine counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Counties. Each year, FDOT District Five chooses a number of projects throughout the nine-county district to “highlight” so that the public may be informed about road, transit, and enhancement projects to achieve the Department’s mission, FDOT is pursuing three major goals: maintain and improve safety, reduce congestion, and increase mobility.
The five year work program provides clear direction on where to build projects, when to build projects, and how to fund projects. District Five holds Work Program Public Hearings/meetings every year, in which the FDOT presents graphics, maps, and boards that show the locations, features, current status, and proposed improvements for each of the highlighted projects. Handouts, maps, and citizen reports are also distributed at the public hearings/meetings for the public to view the project details. As this year’s materials become available and the schedule is finalized, they will be posted on the website.
Development of the Work Program
Each year, FDOT develops the Five Year Work Program in accordance with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes. The Five Year Work Program is an ongoing process that is used to forecast the funds needed for upcoming transportation system improvements scheduled for the next five years.
The development of this Work Program involves extensive coordination with local governments, including Metropolitan Planning Organizations and other city and county officials. In urbanized areas, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have the responsibility to develop transportation plans and prioritize transportation needs. In non-metropolitan areas, county commissions establish priorities. FDOT implements the transportation improvements identified by the MPOs and local governments. The implementation process results in the Work Program, which includes financial information about transportation projects.
FDOT develops the Five Year Work Program annually and in accordance with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes. As a new fifth year is added to the cycle, the current year drops out of the plan and a new Five Year Work Program is introduced.
Public hearings are held in each of the seven transportation districts and a statewide public hearing is held by the Florida Transportation Commission. The Florida Transportation Commission then performs an in-depth review of the Work Program and presents the results to the Executive Office of the Governor.
The Department bases the Work Program on sound, multimodal transportation concepts and the best available forecasts of costs and funding. As such, the Department has the financial capacity to embark on projects as they are planned. However, any diversion of state revenues dedicated to transportation-related purposes could limit the Department's ability to finance and deliver the current Work Program.
Also, the following circumstances, which are beyond the control of the Department, may significantly influence the stability of the work program:
- Changes in federal or state revenue estimates
- Increased inflation rates
- Changes in bond market conditions
- Changing federal regulations
- Difficulty in acquiring right-of-way
- Ecological and environmental factors
- Extraordinary increases in right-of-way costs
- Unanticipated contract litigation
- Other economic forces impacting state transportation revenues
- Changes in MPO/TPO and local priorities
The Department is committed to the policy of implementing projects as scheduled in the Work Program, minimizing changes to the plan, and ensuring appropriate communication of any necessary changes as they occur.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Five Year Work Program?
Each year, FDOT develops the Five Year Work Program in accordance with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes. The five year work program is an ongoing process that is used to forecast the funds needed for upcoming transportation system improvements scheduled for the next five years.
Which projects are included in WPPH?
You can view the Five Year Work Program projects by Utilizing the interactive Map on the Home page.
How can I get involved?
Check the website regularly for meeting times and dates. To submit your questions or comments please fill out the form on the Comments page.
How can I obtain the latest project materials?
The latest materials for the WPPH will be available on the Documents and Publications page of the website. Please check back regularly for updates.