The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One is hosting a public hearing for proposed median and access management improvements to US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to McIntosh Road in Sarasota County.
Meeting date and location:
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. Open house / 6 p.m. Public Hearing
Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 241 Burney Road, Osprey, Florida 34229
Beginning at 5 p.m., people can view the draft design plans, display boards with design overlays, ask questions, and provide comments to FDOT representatives. The formal public hearing begins at 6 p.m. A hearing moderator will offer introductory remarks and a slide presentation will follow describing the project.
The primary purpose of this project is to create a complete street that serves all users: cars, trucks, transit, pedestrians and bicycles.
The proposed design includes reconstruction of paved shoulders from 4 feet to 7 feet to provide 7-foot-wide buffered bike lanes, widening of the right-turn lanes to accommodate the new bike lanes, and adding 5-foot-wide sidewalks to fill in the gaps on either side of the roadway. The proposed design also includes widening the medians and closing the median opening at Holland Street and extend the southbound left turn lane at Bay Street to allow for additional space for vehicles.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, at 863-519-2573 or by email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.
Interested parties may submit written comments at the meeting or by mail postmarked by March 26, 2018 to Justin R. Reck, FDOT Project Manager, at 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, by telephone at 863-519-2502 or toll-free at 1-800-292-3368, Ext. 2502, or by email to [email protected].
For more information please visit our website SWFLRoads.com or contact Justin R. Reck as referenced above.