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Technical Review and Award Committee Meetings
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Location Name: Florida Department of Transportation, District One Office
Street Address: 801 North Broadway Avenue
City: Bartow


Old Dixie Trail PD&E Public Workshop
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: GotoWebinar
Street Address: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1832806036208852752
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public workshop for the Old Dixie Trail Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study in Polk County. You can participate in the public workshop virtually or in-person. The virtual public workshop will be held on September 16, 2021. FDOT staff will present to the public and will host a live component from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm that will be open to comments from the public. The live event can be accessed online through the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/trails/odt/home.html. ONLINE OPTION - Attend virtually from a computer, tablet or mobile device. You can register in advance by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1832806036208852752 or the project website Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this GoToWebinar. PHONE OPTION - Join the workshop in listen-only mode by dialing +1 (631) 992-3221 and entering the passcode 859-634-978 when prompted. Callers may submit comments directly to the project manager by using the contact information listed on the back. Additionally, an in-person alternatives public workshop will be held on September 23, 2021, at the Lake Alfred Lions Club at 175 N. Nekoma Ave, Lake Alfred, FL, 33850. The in-person workshop will be an open house format from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The proposed Old Dixie Trail will connect the trailheads of the Auburndale-TECO Trail and the Haines City Trail, for a distance of approximately 12 miles. The Old Dixie Trail PD&E Study is intended to provide regional connectivity that will offer recreational and economic development benefits. The public workshop is being held to present information about the proposed alternatives and engineering and environmental analysis completed to date. The workshop provides the public an opportunity to offer feedback on the proposed alternatives for the official workshop record. All workshop materials will be available on the project website from September 9 through October 7, 2021. A copy of these materials will also be displayed at the in-person workshop. You may choose any combination of the options provided to review the materials and to submit your comments. Your input on the project is valuable and we invite you to respond to our survey by visiting the project website, or http:/metroquestsurvey.com/jy43q FDOT is sending notices to property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations within 300-feet of the project to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. If you have any questions about the project, please contact FDOT Project Manager, Steven Andrews by phone at (863) 519-2270, email at steven.andrews@dot.state.fl.us. After reviewing the public workshop materials, and/or participating, you may submit comments in three different ways: 1) on the project website; 2) emailing the FDOT Project Manager, Steven Andrews at steven.andrews@dot.state.fl.us; or 3) mailing comments to Steven Andrews at FDOT District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33931-1249. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by October 7, 2021, to be included in the formal public workshop record. A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period.
Primary Contact: Project Manager, Steven Andrews
Primary Phone: 863-519-2270
Primary E-Mail: steven.andrews@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Andy Orrell
Additional Phone: 863-519-2828
Additional E-mail: Andy.Orrell@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 10/8/2021


Southwest Connect™ I-4 Corridor Master Plan Virtual Public Outreach Meeting
District: One
Meeting Type: Webinar
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location Name: Virtual - web based
Street Address: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8118642543638251022
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a Public Outreach Meeting for the Southwest Connect™ Interstate 4 (I-4) Master Plan from west of SR 570 (Polk Parkway) to west of US 27 in Polk County, Florida. This meeting will be available online and in-person. The meeting materials will be available from September 27, 2021 to October 8, 2021 at http://www.swflinterstates.com/i4-corridor-vpm. FDOT is hosting an in-person open house on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lake Crago Recreational Center, 525 Lake Crago Dr. Lakeland, FL 33805. In addition, FDOT is hosting a LIVE Question and Answer Event ONLINE from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021. To register for the virtual Q&A event, please go to www.SWFLinterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. FDOT is mailing invitational postcards (attached) to property owners adjacent to the project and in surrounding areas. The Southwest Connect™ I-4 Corridor is a capacity, safety and operational improvement project on I-4 in Polk County. This project is in the Planning and Feasibility Phase. FDOT will analyze the interstate system’s existing transportation challenges. The findings of the analysis, as well as recommendations to enhance safety and mobility, are documented in a Master Plan. The planned improvements identified in the Master Plan may include widening, managed lanes, modifying interchanges, and/or evaluating new interchanges. The Master Plan will also include public outreach, such as this, which will serve as input in the identification and prioritization of projects to move forward into the Project Development Process. This long-range approach provides a regional perspective to identify the areas where future demand is predicted. This Master Plan will serve as a guide to allow FDOT to focus future efforts and funding toward the most critical areas first.
Project Web Site: Project Website
Primary Contact: Rudy Gotmare
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2335
Primary E-Mail: aniruddah.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Andy Orrell
Additional Phone: (863) 519-2828
Additional E-mail: Andy.Orrell@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 10/8/2021


Southwest Connect™ I-4 Corridor Master Plan Public Outreach Meeting
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Lake Crago Recreational Center
Street Address: 525 Lake Crago Drive
City: Lakeland, 33805
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a Public Outreach Meeting for the Southwest Connect™ Interstate 4 (I-4) Corridor Master Plan from west of SR 570 (Polk Parkway) to west of US 27 in Polk County, Florida. This meeting will be available online and in-person. The meeting materials will be available from September 27, 2021 to October 8, 2021 at www.SWFLInterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. FDOT is also hosting an In-Person Open House on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lake Crago Recreational Center, 525 Lake Crago Dr. Lakeland, FL 33805. In addition, FDOT is hosting a LIVE Question and Answer Event ONLINE from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021. To register for the virtual Q&A event, please go to www.SWFLInterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. FDOT is mailing invitational postcards (attached) to property owners adjacent to the project and in surrounding areas. The Southwest Connect™ I-4 Corridor is a capacity, safety and operational improvement project on I-4 in Polk County. This project is in the Planning and Feasibility Phase. FDOT will analyze the interstate system’s existing transportation challenges. The findings of the analysis, as well as recommendations to enhance safety and mobility, are documented in a Master Plan. The planned improvements identified in the Master Plan may include widening, managed lanes, modifying interchanges, and/or evaluating new interchanges. The Master Plan will also include public outreach, such as this, which will serve as input in the identification and prioritization of projects to move forward into the Project Development Process. This long-range approach provides a regional perspective to identify the areas where future demand is predicted. This Master Plan will serve as a guide to allow FDOT to focus future efforts and funding toward the most critical areas first.
Primary Contact: Rudy Gotmare
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2335
Primary E-Mail: aniruddah.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Andy Orrell
Additional Phone: 863) 519-2828
Additional E-mail: Andy.Orrell@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 10/8/2021


FDOT Toll Rate Rule Development Public Workshop
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Name: FDOT District 1 Headquarters, Mike Rippe Auditorium
Street Address: 801 North Broadway Avenue
City: Bartow, Florida 33830
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide Toll Rate Rule Development Workshop to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments to Rule 14-15.0081, Florida Administrative Code. These amendments include the addition of two new facilities (Gateway Expressway and Suncoast Parkway between US 98 and CR 486) and five new interchanges: Braddock Road on the Polk Parkway, NW 8th Street on the Sawgrass Expressway, Ridge Road on the Suncoast Parkway, and at NW 170th Street and Sand Lake Road on the Turnpike Mainline. The rule amendments set toll rates for the Ticket System upon conversion to All-Electronic Tolling (AET), consolidate the Northern Coin, Ticket System, Southern Coin, and Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike systems into one “Turnpike Mainline” rate table and update the mileposts of toll gantries relocated due to AET conversion. The proposed amendments also include the addition of TOLL-BY-PLATE rates to the Alligator Alley, Pinellas Bayway System and Sunshine Skyway Bridge rate tables, and the new Winter Lake Plaza on Polk Parkway and updates the Beachline West Expressway plaza toll rate.
Primary Contact: Justin Hannah
Primary Phone: 407-264-3822
Primary E-Mail: justin.hannah@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 9/30/2021