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 along SR 70 from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road). The project is in Manatee County, Florida.
The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church located at 14605 59th Avenue East, Bradenton, 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 improvements along SR 70 from Lorraine Road to CR 675. The purpose of this project is to enhance safety, freight mobility and vehicular traffic flow and operations within the project limits, as well as to accommodate projected traffic demand in the area. The proposed improvements will also improve connectivity to the regional transportation network. The No-Build Alternative, which assumes that no improvements will be made along SR 70, 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/sr70/lorrainerdtocr675/home.html.