The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an open house about a proposed drainage improvement project to an existing ditch along State Road (S.R.) 528 from U.S. 1 to the Indian River Lagoon. Drainage improvements will also restore proper water flow to the area, including across the Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad near the S.R. 528 and U.S. 1 interchange. The purpose of the open house is to present the potential improvement concept, and for interested persons to get involved with the project by providing feedback and comments to the department’s design team.
The open house will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the First Assembly of God Church located at 3757 N. US Highway 1 in Cocoa. During the open house, displays and other project information will be available for review. There also will be a looping presentation and staff will be available to discuss the project. Participants may provide public comments, verbal and/or written, at any time. If submitted by mail, please send your comments no later than March 19, 2019, to William Umlauf, P.E., 1511 East SR 434, Suite 1001, Winter Springs, FL 32708.
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 Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator via email at [email protected].
Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Carol Hatfield, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5562, or via email at [email protected] at least seven 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).
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at [email protected], or by phone at 386-943-5479.