The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. about safety and operational improvements on U.S. 27 (North 14th Street) at the Benton Street Trail Crossing (north of Center Street). The hearing will be held at The Leesburg Public Library.
The hearing will begin as an informational open house at 5 p.m., during which time project displays and other information will be available for review. Staff also will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period.
The project proposes to reconfigure both sides of the trail crossing, and install a raised pedestrian refuge island in the center turn lane to include new signs and flashing beacons.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the department by phone at (407) 508-0839, or via email at [email protected]. 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).
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 the FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator at [email protected].
The FDOT reminds you to please avoid distractions while driving. Stay alert. Put the phone down. It can wait.