The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an informational open house regarding an interim improvement study of the intersection of John Young Parkway (U.S. 17-92 and State Road 600) and Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana. These improvements are being evaluated as part of an effort to provide congestion relief in advance of the current project in design for the widening project on John Young Parkway from Pleasant Hill Road to Portage Street in Osceola County. The proposed interim improvements include construction of a new roadway within the southeast quadrant of the existing John Young Parkway and Pleasant Hill Road intersection. This new roadway will help relieve congestion and connect the existing John Young Parkway/Oaks Boulevard signal to a new signal located at the existing Fern Drive and Pleasant Hill Road intersection.
The open house will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Valencia College, Poinciana Campus – 3255 Pleasant Hill Road, Room 1-125, Kissimmee, FL 34746. Interested persons may attend the informational open house at any time between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A brief presentation by the study team will be provided at 6:45 p.m., and FDOT staff and study team representatives will be available to answer questions before and after the presentation.
The informational open house is being conducted to seek community input and provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views about the project. Written comments may be submitted during the meeting or following the meeting by mail or email. Please send your comments no later than Nov. 19, 2019, to David Graeber, FDOT Project Manager, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David Graeber, by phone at 386-943-5182, or via email at [email protected] at least seven (7) 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).
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, [email protected].
For more information, please contact the David Graeber, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5182, or via email at [email protected]. Information about this project is also available online at cflroads.com by typing 418403-6 in the search box and then clicking on the project name in the search results.
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