Public Workshop to be held Thursday, August 2, 2018
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public workshop regarding the Lakeland Area Alternatives Analysis. The study will assist the FDOT and its transportation partners (City of Lakeland, Polk County, Citrus Transit) in defining a program of context-based projects envisioned to improve all modes of transportation for safety, mobility, quality of life, and economic development. The general Study Area encompasses northwest Lakeland, bordered by Kathleen Road to the west, Interstate 4 to the north, Lakeland Hills Boulevard to the east, and Memorial Boulevard to the south.
The study is divided into three phases. Phase I, the Existing Conditions Assessment which was completed in summer 2017, Phase 2, Alternatives Analysis, and Phase 3, Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies. The project is currently in Phase 2 and alternatives are being identified that may be carried through to the PD&E study phase. This public workshop is to present possible future transportation improvements in the Lakeland study area for community input.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coleman Bush Building, 1104 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805. The workshop will be held in an open house format from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. People attending the workshop can review project displays, speak one-on-one with project team members, and provide comments on the transportation improvement options.
FDOT developed this meeting in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. 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 Cynthia Sykes, FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at 863-519-2287, or via email at [email protected].
People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact Deborah Chesna, Complete Streets, Growth Management Coordinator and Project Manager at 863 519 2562 or by e-mail to [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 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).