Learn More at Public Hearing November 5
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing plans to implement safety improvements at the State Road (S.R.) 500A/U.S. 441 intersection in Tavares. Improvements are focusing on the traffic turning left from S.R 500A to westbound U.S 441 by realigning the northbound S.R. 500A travel lanes and adding a second dedicated left turn lane. A concrete median will be added to separate the northbound left turn lanes from the southbound lanes on S.R. 500A.
The Department is offering two ways for the community to participate in a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 5, to learn more about the project and provide comments. Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Hearing (VPH) from a computer, tablet, or cell phone. Or, they may participate in person by going to the Tavares Civic Center at 100 East Caroline Street, Tavares, Florida 32778. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will participate in the same live hearing.
A VPH is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. If you wish to participate in the hearing online, advance registration is needed by going to the website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4838158335895532812. At this time, Internet Explorer is not supported by GoToWebinar and the link for the meeting will not work on this platform. Please use an alternate web browser to register and attend the meeting.
Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the VPH online. For participants who are unable to view the webinar, they can listen to the meeting by calling 1-866-952-8437 and entering the passcode 756-439-873 when prompted.
For those who choose to participate in person, the Department requests advance registration to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to current social distancing guidelines. Attendees who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting. To register for the in-person option, please contact Sam Jumber, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at 386-943-5244 or by email: [email protected].
The VPH and in-person hearing location will open at 5:30 p.m. A presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a formal public comment period. If joining online, please provide adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety. All hearing materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/443507-1.
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, by 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 Sam Jumber, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, by telephone at 386-943-5244 or by 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 telephone at 386-943-5593. The information shared at the public hearing will be available for review online at www.CFLRoads.com/443507-1.
FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.