The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One Office has scheduled a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to, and between, the intersections of US 41 at Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way and US 41 at Myrtle Street in the City of Sarasota, Florida. [Read more…] about Public Hearing for US 41 Intersection Improvements for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Myrtle Street in Sarasota
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the proposed improvements along SR 70 from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road), in Manatee County. [Read more…] about FDOT Public Hearing for SR 70 Improvements from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road) in Manatee County
From Melbourne Street to I-75
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a Public Hearing for the Harborview Road (CR 776) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study from Melbourne Street to I-75 in Charlotte County. [Read more…] about FDOT Public Hearing for Harborview Road (CR 776) Project Development and Environment Study in Charlotte County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing on proposed plans to improve safety on U.S. 27/North 14th Street at the Benton Street Trail Crossing (north of Center Street). Proposed improvements consist of reconfiguring both sides of the trail crossing, and installing a raised pedestrian refuge island in the center turn lane to include new signs and flashing beacons. [Read more…] about U.S. 27 at Benton Street Trail Crossing Public Hearing
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing about the proposed design for the roundabout improvements for the intersection of SR 15/700 (US 98/441) at SE 18th Terrace in Okeechobee County. [Read more…] about Public Hearing for State Road 15/700 (US 98/441) at SE 18th Terrace Roundabout Improvement Project
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding plans to improve safety along U.S. 27 at the intersection of Weston Hills Boulevard/Holly Grove Boulevard. The project addresses operational and safety concerns by converting the existing full median to a bi-directional median. This type of median guides traffic to its own dedicated turn lane instead of two directions of traffic trying to share the same turn lane. See graphic below. [Read more…] about U.S. 27 at Weston Hills/Holly Grove Boulevard Improvements Public Hearing
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements along State Road (S.R.) 15/600 (U.S. 17/92) from north of Lake Mary Boulevard to north of Airport Boulevard, which includes intersection improvements at Airport Boulevard. The hearing will be on Tuesday, June 19, at the Seminole County Public Safety Administration Building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a public comment period following a presentation. [Read more…] about Public Hearing on Widening U.S. 17/92 from north of Lake Mary Boulevard to north of Airport Boulevard in Seminole County
Public Hearing for State Road 60 from County Road 630 in Polk
County to east of the Kissimmee River Bridge in Osceola County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing for the State Road (SR) 60 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study from County Road (CR) 630 in Polk County to east of the Kissimmee River Bridge in Osceola County. All members of the public are invited to attend.
The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westgate River Ranch, Main Hall at 3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch, FL 33867.
There will be an open house at 5 p.m. during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions, followed by a formal hearing presentation at 6 p.m., after which participants may provide their verbal comments to all present. People attending the hearing can review project displays and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed project improvements. Written statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing, emailed, or mailed and postmarked by Monday, June 4, 2018 will become part of the official hearing transcript.
FDOT selected a recommended widening alternative that will construct two new travel lanes separated from the existing travel lanes by a 40-foot-wide grassed median. The median will improve safety by creating a buffer between eastbound and westbound traffic. The proposed improvements will require FDOT to acquire right-of-way, or property, for road widening and stormwater management areas. Existing access to properties along SR 60 will change due to the addition of a median, a result of widening the road. The no-build alternative, where no improvements other than routine maintenance are made to SR 60 through 2040, will remain viable throughout the remainder of this study. Project staff will display plans and answer questions about the proposed widening alternative for SR 60. Project information and graphics showing the project’s location and proposed improvements will be available for public viewing from May 2, 2018 to June 11, 2018 at two locations. One is the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Florida. Please call the library at (863) 678-4004 for hours of operation. The other location is the FDOT District One Headquarters, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please contact FDOT project manager, Patrick Bateman, E.I., by phone at (863) 519-2792 or by email at [email protected] to make an appointment to review the materials. You can find additional information on the project website.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT project manager Patrick Bateman, E.I., at (863) 519-2792 or [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing to update interested persons on the State Road (S.R.) 500/U.S. 441 project from Lake Ella Drive to Avenida Central (at Griffin Avenue) in Lady Lake. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by public comments, on Thursday, May 17, at the Lady Lake Town Hall’s Commission Chambers.
The purpose of this hearing is to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed design updates, which include widening from four to six lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks, and replacing the bridges over County Road (C.R.) 25 with an intersection. Other project features include: signing and lighting, access management updates, aesthetics, and a plan for maintenance of traffic during construction. Construction is currently funded, and is estimated to begin in early spring 2020.
FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project, answer questions and receive comments. A court reporter will also be present to record the hearing, and available to participants. Written comments may be submitted at this hearing or sent to the department via email at [email protected], or mailed to FDOT District Five, MS 2-542, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720-6834. All written comments must be emailed or postmarked by May 29, 2018 to become part of the project public hearing record.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact the FDOT by phone at 386-943-5551, or by email at [email protected]. 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 at [email protected].
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at 386-943-5479 or [email protected].
FDOT advises drivers to slow down and use extra caution in construction zones.