Location
Lee County, Florida
Organization(s)
Florida Gulf Coast University; Tice Historic Community Planning Panel

Researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University, in partnership with the Tice Historic Community Planning Panel, completed a rapid HIA of a road-widening project in a primarily low-income minority community in Lee County, Florida. In 2010 Lee County Department of Transportation completed the design plans for Ortiz Avenue. These design plans identified a four-lane, divided road with a speed limit of 45 MPH. Currently, the SR 80 section is a two-lane road with a speed limit of 35 MPH. Project construction was delayed due to funding concerns, providing the opportunity for an HIA to examine the potential health impacts related to the roadway expansion.

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At A Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
2013
Decision-Level
County
Sector
Built Environment
Organization Type
Educational Institution
Estimated Cost
Approximately $6,000
Length
4 months