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Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For additional information please contact the Equal Opportunity Office.

If you need special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or require translation services (free of charge) please contact the person listed in the notice at least seven days before the meeting.


Technical Review and Award Committee Meetings
District: Five
Meeting Type: Meeting
Location Name: Florida Department of Transportation, District Five Office
Street Address: 719 S. Woodland Blvd.
City: Deland


U.S. 17-92 (S. Orange Blossom Trail/John Young Parkway) Improvements
District: Five
Meeting Type: Hearing
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Kissimmee Civic Center Arena
Street Address: 201 E. Dakin Ave.
City: Kissimmee
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing regarding project plans for two projects on U.S. 17-92 (S. Orange Blossom Trail/John Young Parkway) on Thursday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the first project is to relieve congestion and improve operations at the intersection of U.S. 17-92 and Pleasant Hill Road. A new road will be constructed to connect the Fern Drive at Pleasant Hill Road intersection with the existing The Oaks Boulevard opening on U.S. 17-92. Other improvements include realigning The Oaks Boulevard to the west with a signalized connection to the new road and adding new traffic signals at Pleasant Hill Road and Fern Drive, as well as on U.S. 17-92 at the new road.

The second project will resurface U.S. 17-92 from east of Ham Road to south of Portage Street to extend the life of the existing roadway. The project will improve safety for pedestrians by constructing concrete islands to facilitate new pedestrian crosswalks, adding sidewalk, and reconstructing sidewalk curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Bicycle through lanes will also be added next to some right turn lanes. Other improvements include drainage modifications, shoulder widening, and traffic signal upgrades. The public hearing is being held to present information and receive community feedback.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the hearing. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will participate in the same live hearing.

• 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. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. https://fdot.cc/jyp-vph

• Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the hearing in listen-only mode by dialing 1-866-901-6455 and entering the passcode 500-276-793 when prompted. Callers may submit comments directly to the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter.

• In-Person Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Kissimmee Civic Center Arena, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person option, please contact the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter. Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person hearing.

The virtual and in-person hearing location open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. A presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m. followed by a formal public comment period. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.

All hearing materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project websites at www.cflroads.com/project/418403-6 for the new road and www.cflroads.com/project/445210-1 for the repaving project prior to the hearing. A recording of the hearing will be available on the website within a week following the hearing.

FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding the U.S. 17-92 Improvement projects. The hearing gives everyone an opportunity to express their views about the proposed modifications. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by May 27 to be included in the records for this public hearing.

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 at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Eric Trull at 407-569-8993 or eric@valerin-group.com 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 have any questions or comments about the project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager Naziru Isaac by phone at 386-943-5547, email at Naziru.Isaac@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 552, DeLand, Florida 32720.
Primary Contact: Naziru Isaac
Primary Phone: 386-943-5547
Primary E-Mail: Naziru.Isaac@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 5/14/2021


Babcock Street (S.R. 507) Corridor Planning Study
District: Five
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Melbourne City Hall Council Chambers
Street Address: 900 E. Strawbridge Ave.
City: Melbourne
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public meeting regarding project plans on Babcock Street (State Road (S.R.) 507) from Palm Bay Road to New Haven Avenue (U.S. 192) on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the current transportation operations and needs along this 3-mile section of Babcock Street. As part of this first step in the project process, potential safety and mobility enhancements as well as multimodal improvements will be studied along the corridor. Both short-term and long-term proposed improvements will be recommended from this study. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of platform they choose, will receive the same information on the proposed project.

• Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4495749528689858827

• Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-309-2071 and entering the passcode 923-427-527 when prompted.

• In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Melbourne City Hall Council Chambers at 900 East Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne, Florida, 32901. The in-person meeting will be an open house where participants can stop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person open house option, please contact the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter. Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

The virtual and in-person meeting location will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at https://www.cflroads.com/project/439858-1 prior to the meeting.

FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to offer comments and express their views regarding this project and the proposed improvements.

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, at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ryan Cunningham, P.E. at 407-373-1109 or RCunningham@kittelson.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 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 have any questions or comments about the project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager Ennis Davis, AICP by phone at 386-943-5422, by email at Ennis.Davis@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 501, DeLand, Florida 32720.
Primary Contact: Ennis Davis
Primary Phone: 386-943-5422
Primary E-Mail: Ennis.Davis@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 5/19/2021


East Silver Springs Boulevard (S.R. 40) Intersection Safety Improvements
District: Five
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium at UF/IFAS Extension Services
Street Address: 2228 NE Jacksonville Road
City: Ocala
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding project plans on East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road (S.R.) 40) at NE 14th Street (S.R. 492) on Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to improve safety at the East Silver Springs Boulevard and NE 14th Street intersection. Proposed improvements include replacing the existing free-flow dual right turn lanes from westbound East Silver Springs Boulevard to westbound NE 14th Street with a signalized, single right turn lane for both driver and pedestrian safety. The project will also enhance safety for bicyclists by adding a 7-foot-wide, buffered bike lane beginning on East Silver Springs Boulevard and connecting to the existing bicycle lane on NE 14th Street. New pedestrian crosswalks will also be added. Other improvements include replacing and upgrading existing traffic signals, reconstructing the concrete median island next to the right turn lanes on westbound East Silver Springs Boulevard, and resurfacing the roadway within the project limits. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of platform they choose, will receive the same information on the proposed project.

• Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. https://bit.ly/3d3IUgf.

• Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-309-2071 and entering the passcode 128-727-699 when prompted.

• In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium at UF/IFAS Extension Services at 2228 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470. The in-person meeting will be an open house where participants can stop by anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person open house option, please contact the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter. Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

The virtual and in-person meeting location will open at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/445800-1 prior to the meeting.

FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to offer comments and express their views regarding this project and the proposed improvements.

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, at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Shari Croteau at 321-795-0984 or Shari.Croteau@qcausa.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 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 have any questions or comments about the project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager Taleb Shams, P.E., by phone at 386-943-5231, or by email at Taleb.Shams@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 542, DeLand, Florida 32720.
Primary Contact: Taleb Shams
Primary Phone: 386-943-5231
Primary E-Mail: Taleb.Shams@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 5/26/2021