The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting next Tuesday, January 30, to discuss proposed improvements along State Road (S.R.) 19 (Central Avenue) from County Road 450‐A to Bulldog Way in Umatilla. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a comment period, and will be held at the Umatilla City Hall.
The purpose of this public meeting is to explain the project goals and objectives, and present the final alternative.
The study, which was introduced at a meeting on April 25, 2017, involves a community-based evaluation to determine how to best meet the needs of current and future users, and seeks to identify short- and long-term improvements along the corridor to ensure a balance between land use and transportation. It also the first study to consider Healthy Community Design practices to encourage active transportation and physical activity in the community.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Dimitre Guenov, Project Planner, at 407-839-4006 or [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 sought 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, [email protected].
Project information can also be found on the Central Florida Roads website. Media inquiries should be directed to FDOT Communications Manager Steve Olson, 386-943-5479, or [email protected].
The Florida Department of Transportation urges drivers to not text and drive, and to always wear a seatbelt.