The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the proposed improvements to, and between, the intersections of US 41 at Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way and US 41 at Myrtle Street. The project is in the City of Sarasota, Florida.
The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex building at 1845 34th Street, Sarasota, Florida.
The meeting will be an open house format with a video presentation playing continuously throughout. There will be no formal presentation. Department staff will be available to discuss the project, to receive public input, and to answer any questions.
This meeting is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to be informed and provide comments concerning the location; conceptual design alternatives; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed project for US 41 Intersection Improvements at Dr. MLK Jr. Way & Myrtle Street. The purpose of this project is to enhance safety, non-motorized connectivity, and access, as well as vehicular traffic flow and operations, between residences and schools of the northern Downtown Sarasota area and the Bayfront area. The proposed improvements are similar to safety and traffic flow improvements at other intersections along US 41. The No-Build Alternative, which assumes that no improvements along US 41 through the year 2040, is also an option and will remain a viable alternative throughout the PD&E study.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David C. Turley, FDOT Project Manager, at (863) 519-2255 or by email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Services, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).
You can also stay current with the project and share comments with the study team by visiting the project web page at swflroads.com/us41/atmyrtlestreet&mlkjrway.