FDOT holds public hearing for Babcock Street improvements

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public hearing 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Captain’s House located at 1300 Bianca Drive N.E. in Palm Bay, regarding the design plans for proposed improvements to Babcock Street (State Road (S.R.) 507).

The project begins at Malabar Road (S.R. 514) and extends north to Palm Bay Road (County Road (C.R.) 516), a distance of approximately 2.5 miles.

The proposed improvements include widening Babcock Street to a six-lane, divided roadway and will include bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The design will also include a northbound bridge replacement and a southbound bridge widening over the Melbourne-Tillman Canal. The design is scheduled for completion in 2018.

The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed access changes related to the proposed widening of Babcock Street (S.R. 507). It begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., when participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There is a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions before and after the presentation.

Participants may provide public comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing, by mail to Beata Stys-Pałasz, FDOT Project Manager, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720 or by e-mail to beata.stys-palasz@dot.state.fl.us no later than Friday, July 28, 2017. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, by phone at 386-943-5367, or via e-mail at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Beata Stys-Pałasz at 386-943-5418 or by e-mail at beata.stys-palasz@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

 

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