Roundabout Will Help Improve Traffic Operations and Enhance Safety in the Area
Improved traffic operations and enhanced safety are the goals of a proposed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to replace the existing traffic signal on State Road (S.R.) 44 and Kepler Road in DeLand with a roundabout. The FDOT will introduce the proposed design to the community during a virtual public meeting (VPM) on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing will also be held later in the design process.
The purpose of the project is to produce better operational and safety performance than the existing traffic signal can provide. The project also includes pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, nighttime lighting at the intersection, and landscaping in the center island of the roundabout. The project is not yet funded for right of way or construction. For more information about roundabouts, visit: fdot.tips/roundabout.
A virtual public meeting is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. Persons wishing to participate in the VPM, are required to register in advance by going to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8472826016516089103. Once they have registered, they will receive an email with further instructions for joining the meeting from their computer, tablet or smart phone. A dial-in phone number is also provided.
The VPM opens at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:45 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period. The presentation will be repeated at 6:30 p.m. Please provide adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. Todd Helton, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5207, or via email at [email protected], at least seven (7) days prior to the open house. 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 Jennifer Smith at [email protected].
For media inquiries, please contact the FDOT District Five Communications Office at 386-943-5593 or FDOT-D5COMM[email protected].