The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5-7 p.m. about proposed safety improvements on State Road (S.R.) 535 (Kissimmee Vineland Road) at the intersections with Lake Bryan Beach Boulevard and Vistana Drive. The hearing will be held at the Rosen Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Apopka-Vineland Road.
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., after which, participants may provide their verbal comments to all present.
The project proposes to convert the full median openings to bi-directional openings that provide an area for only one direction of traffic to make a left turn onto side streets; however, traffic from side streets will only be able to turn right onto Kissimmee Vineland Road. This reduces the number of conflict points at the intersections, improving safety.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kelly Hiden, Public Involvement Specialist, 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.