The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold a public hearing for the US 92 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study from County Line Road to Wabash Avenue in Polk County.
FDOT is studying the proposed widening of US 92 from two to four lanes to accommodate increased traffic demand generated by projected economic growth in Polk County. Additional right-of-way, or property, is needed to accommodate widening US 92 and for stormwater management ponds. Existing access to properties along US 92 will change due to the addition of a median, a result of widening the road. US 92 currently falls under Access Management Classification 3 from County Line Road to Airport Road/Galloway Road and Access Management Classification 5 from Airport Road/Galloway Road to Wabash Avenue. FDOT proposes to change the existing Access Management Classification from Access Class 3 to Access Class 5 from County Line Road to Airport Road/Galloway Road. These changes are presented in compliance with Section 335.199 Florida Statues (Transportation projects modifying access to adjacent property). The no-build alternative, where no improvements other than routine maintenance are made to US 92 through 2040, will remain viable throughout the remainder of this study.
The public hearing will be:
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. Open house
6 p.m. Formal presentation and public comment period
Location: The Lakeland Center, Hollingsworth Ballroom
701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815
Please use Gate 6 to park in the Red Lot behind the Jenkins Arena and inform the gate staff that you are attending the public hearing. The closest building entrance to the hearing is Entrance 2. Project staff will display plans and answer questions about proposed widening alternative for US 92. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.