The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) District 5 Office will hold a week-long virtual public hearing on its Tentative Five-Year Work Program from Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29. The purpose of the public hearing is to present the Tentative Five-Year Work Program, seek public input, and provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views on the information.
The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides direction on where and when to build transportation system improvements for fiscal years 2022/2023 through 2026/2027. The program is used to forecast funds needed for improvements across all modes of transportation such as roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, freight, trails, transit, aviation, seaports and spaceports
This work program provides proposed transportation projects for the nine (9) counties that form FDOT District Five, which includes: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise projects are also included in the work program.
The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the hearing. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will be presented with the same information as seen on the website.
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. This online hearing will be open and available 24 hours a day for citizens to view and comment on project information at www.fdot.gov/WPPH/District5.
In-Person Appointment: FDOT representatives are available during this week at the FDOT District Five Office, located at the address below. You can schedule a meeting at the district office by contacting the project manager, Katherine Alexander at 386-943-5168 or by email to [email protected].
In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend an in-person open house on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. by going to the FDOT District Five Office, located at 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720. If attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please consider visiting the website listed above or contact the project manager, Katherine Alexander at (386)943-5168 or by email to [email protected].
Comments can be made through the website at www.fdot.gov/WPPH/District5 by clicking the “Comment” button. Participants may also submit comments directly to FDOT Project Manager, Katherine Alexander by phone at 386-943-5168, email at [email protected], or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 501, DeLand, Florida 32720. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by November 12, 2021 to be included in the records for this public hearing.
Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Katherine Alexander at 386-943-5168 or via email at [email protected]. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency 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, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720, or via email at [email protected].
Para preguntas en Español: Valoramos la opinión del público sobre esta informacion y proyectos. Si usted tiene preguntas/comentarios, o desea mas información en Español, por favor comuníquese con Katherine Alexander al teléfono 386-943-5168, o al correo electrónico [email protected].
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at [email protected] or by phone at 386-943-5473.