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FDOT holding hearing in Apopka this month


Improvements to 441 being discussed

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, invites you to a public hearing regarding the design plans for proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 500 (U.S. 441). The project begins west of S.R. 451 and extends to S.R. 429 Connector Road in Orange County, Florida.

The proposed improvements consist of the rehabilitation of the asphalt pavement, which includes; shoulder widening, driveway reconstruction within the limits of the proposed shoulder widening, curb and median modifications, drainage improvements, utility coordination, traffic operations improvements, and surveying. The project also includes multimodal enhancements consisting of a bicycle, sidewalk, and transit improvements. This design project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The proposed improvements are funded for construction in Fiscal Year 2018.

The public hearing will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central Avenue in Apopka. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed improvements to S.R. 500 (U.S. 441). It begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., when participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There is a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions before and after the presentation.

Participants may also provide public comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing, by mail to Gene Varano, FDOT Project Manager, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720 or by e-mail to gene.varano@dot.state.fl.us no later than Monday, July 10, 2017. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record.

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 phone at 386-943-5367, or via e-mail at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Gene Varano at 386-943-5145 or by e-mail at gene.varano@dot.state.fl.us 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).

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Gene Varano or visit the project website at www.cflroads.com.

Florida Department of Transportation


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