The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding project plans on U.S. 17-92 from south of Nottingham Street to south of Monroe Avenue on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of this project is to provide pedestrian and traffic improvements along this segment of U.S. 17-92 to enhance mobility and safety. Pedestrian improvements include constructing wider sidewalks along U.S. 17-92 from Orange Avenue to Webster Avenue, along with pedestrian signal and crosswalk upgrades at Fairbanks Avenue, Morse Boulevard, and Webster Avenue. Sidewalk curb ramps at signalized intersections will also be enhanced to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Bicycle traffic between Orange Avenue and Lee Road will be rerouted to the nearby Denning Drive multi-use trail. Lighting upgrades and aesthetic treatments, including landscaping, are planned.
This project will also upgrade existing traffic signals at Orange Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, Fairbanks Avenue, Morse Boulevard, and Webster Avenue. Motorists can expect new eastbound left turn lanes on Fairbanks Avenue and Orange Avenue approaching U.S. 17-92; new raised medians on U.S. 17-92 at Garden Drive, Vivian Avenue, and north of Aragon Avenue; and modifications to existing median openings on U.S. 17-92 at Glendon Parkway, Solana Avenue, Elvin Avenue, and Monroe Avenue. In addition, this segment of U.S. 17-92 will be repaved, and the stormwater drainage system will be upgraded as needed.
At this time, the project is not funded for construction. The proposed improvements are included in the City of Winter Park Traffic and Transportation Plan.
The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the hearing. All participants, regardless of platform they choose, will participate in the same live hearing.
Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Hearing (VPH) from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. A VPH is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. tinyurl.com/1792Register
Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the hearing in listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-568-4108 and entering the passcode 227-486-091 when prompted.
In-Person Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Winter Park Community Center; 721 West New England Ave.; Winter Park, Florida 32789. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person option, please contact the FDOT Project Manager, Eliode Joseph, P.E., by phone at 386-943-5388, by email at [email protected], or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 542, DeLand, Florida 32720.
Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person hearing.
All hearing materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/408429-2 prior to the hearing. Also, a recording of the hearing will be available on the website within a week following the hearing.
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, at [email protected].
Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Eliode Joseph, P.E. at 386-943-5388 or [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. 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 District Five Communications Office at [email protected] or by phone at 386-943-5593.