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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


Southwest Connect™ I-4 Master Plan Virtual Public Outreach Meeting (FPID 442512-1)
District: One
Meeting Type: Open House
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: www.SWFLInterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM
Street Address: website
City: Lakeland
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public 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. There will be a live online question and answer session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Register for this event at www.SWFLinterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. and An In-Person Open House will also be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lake Crago Recreation Center. The meeting materials will be available to view online from February 13- 29, 2024 at www.SWFLInterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. The online public outreach materials include a virtual tour with multiple interactive stations containing video and other static displays all designed to introduce the project and study process, present information regarding existing conditions, and receive feedback. The in-person open house will provide the same materials and information as the online meeting materials. Comments can be provided through the project website and questions can be answered by calling the FDOT Project Manager, Aniruddha Gotmare, P.E., at (863) 519-2335 or via e-mail at aniruddha.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by Thursday, February 29, 2024, to be included in the formal workshop record. A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the webpage approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. FDOT is currently analyzing 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 project is currently in the Planning and Feasibility Phase, the beginning of the 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. FDOT is sending notices to property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations adjacent to I-4 to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the workshop. The Florida Department of Transportation may adopt this planning product into the environmental review process, pursuant to Title 23 U.S.C. § 168(d)(4), or to the state project development process.
Primary Contact: Aniruddha (Rudy) Gotmare P.E.
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2335
Primary E-Mail: aniruddha.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Janella Newsome
Additional Phone: (863) 519-2828
Additional E-mail: janella.newsome@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/29/2024


Southwest Connect™ I-4 Master Plan In-Person Public Outreach Meeting (FPID 442512-1)
District: One
Meeting Type: Open House
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Lake Crago Recreation Center
Street Address: 525 Lake Crago Drive, Lakeland
City: Lakeland
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public 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. There will be a live online question and answer session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Register for this event at www.SWFLinterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM and an In-Person Open House on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lake Crago Recreation Center. The meeting materials will be available to view online from February 13- 29, 2024 at www.SWFLInterstates.com/i4-corridor-VPM. The online public outreach materials include a virtual tour with multiple interactive stations containing video and other static displays all designed to introduce the project and study process, present information regarding existing conditions, and receive feedback. The in-person open house will provide the same materials and information as the online meeting materials. Comments can be provided through the project website and questions can be answered by calling the FDOT Project Manager, Aniruddha Gotmare, P.E., at (863) 519-2335 or via e-mail at aniruddha.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by Thursday, February 29, 2024, to be included in the formal meeting record. A summary of the meeting comments and responses will be available on the webpage approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. FDOT is currently analyzing 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 project is currently in the Planning and Feasibility Phase, the beginning of the 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. FDOT is sending notices to property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations adjacent to I-4 to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the meeting. The Florida Department of Transportation may adopt this planning product into the environmental review process, pursuant to Title 23 U.S.C. § 168(d)(4), or to the state project development process.
Primary Contact: Aniruddha (Rudy) Gotmare P.E.
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2335
Primary E-Mail: aniruddha.gotmare@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Janella Newsome
Additional Phone: 863-519-2828
Additional E-mail: Janella.Newsome@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/29/2024


Tradeport Boulevard Feasibility Study In-Person Public Workshop (FPID 447989-1)
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Lake Crago Recreation Center
Street Address: 525 Lake Crago Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805
City: Lakeland
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a Public Workshop for the Tradeport Boulevard Feasibility Study from State Road 33 (SR 33) to Walt Williams Road in Polk County. This study will evaluate the feasibility of developing a new corridor between SR 33 and Walt Williams Road. The Public Workshop is being conducted to present information about potential corridors and provide the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project. This workshop will include different activity stations about the range of potential improvements being considered, viewing of project displays, and an opportunity for open discussion with project team members. You can participate live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events. IN-PERSON OPTION: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Anytime between 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Lake Crago Recreation Center 525 Lake Crago Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805 LIVE ONLINE OPTION: Register in advance: https://bit.ly/3SfYRo2 Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:30 p.m. This will include different activity stations about the range of potential improvements available, viewing of project displays, and an opportunity for open discussion with project team members. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending the virtual event https://www.swflroads.com/project/447989-1. Materials will be posted by February 13, 2024. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can also be provided through the project webpage https://www.swflroads.com/project/447989-1 or by email adam.rose@dot.state.fl.us or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Adam Rose, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by March 4, 2024, to be included in the formal Public Workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager Adam Rose at (863) 519-2832. A summary of the workshop will be available on the webpage approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. 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. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the workshop. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT.
Primary Contact: Adam Rose
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2832
Primary E-Mail: adam.rose@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/29/2024


SR 789 (Longboat Key) PD&E Study Live Online Alternatives Public Workshop (FPID 436676-1)
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Internet
Street Address: https://tinyurl.com/LBKSR789
City: Longboat Key
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an alternatives public workshop for the SR 789 (Longboat Key) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study from North Shore Road to Coquina Park Entrance in Manatee County. This study will evaluate three bridge alternatives to address the need to replace the existing Longboat Key Bridge over Longboat Pass, due to the age of the bridge and the need to improve bicycle/pedestrian accommodations, emergency evacuation, and safety. The alternatives public workshop is being conducted to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provides the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project. You can participate live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events. LIVE ONLINE OPTION: Register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/LBKSR789 Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6 – 7 p.m. This event will include a viewing of the project video and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending the virtual event (https://www.swflroads.com/project/436676-1). Materials will be posted by March 5, 2024. IN-PERSON OPTION: Thursday, March 14, 2024 Anytime between 5 – 7 p.m. Christ Church 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 This will include a looping video (no formal presentation) and the project team will be available for discussion. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can also be provided through the project webpage (https://www.swflroads.com/project/436676-1) or by email (Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Patrick Bateman, P.E., MS 1-40, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by March 25, 2024, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager Patrick Bateman, P.E. at (863) 519-2792. A summary of the workshop will be available on the webpage approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. 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 (see the attached newsletter). FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the alternatives public workshop. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT.
Primary Contact: Patrick Bateman
Primary Phone: 863-519-2792
Primary E-Mail: patrick.bateman@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Adam Rose
Additional Phone: 863-519-2832
Additional E-mail: adam.rose@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 3/15/2024


SR 789 (Longboat Key) PD&E Study In Person Public Workshop (FPID 436676-1)
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Christ Church
Street Address: 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
City: Longboat Key
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an alternatives public workshop for the SR 789 (Longboat Key) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study from North Shore Road to Coquina Park Entrance in Manatee County. This study will evaluate three bridge alternatives to address the need to replace the existing Longboat Key Bridge over Longboat Pass, due to the age of the bridge and the need to improve bicycle/pedestrian accommodations, emergency evacuation, and safety. The alternatives public workshop is being conducted to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provides the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project. You can participate live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events. LIVE ONLINE OPTION: Register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/LBKSR789 Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6 – 7 p.m. This event will include a viewing of the project video and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending the virtual event (https://www.swflroads.com/project/436676-1). Materials will be posted by March 5, 2024. IN-PERSON OPTION: Thursday, March 14, 2024 Anytime between 5 – 7 p.m. Christ Church 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 This will include a looping video (no formal presentation) and the project team will be available for discussion. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can also be provided through the project webpage (https://www.swflroads.com/project/436676-1) or by email (Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Patrick Bateman, P.E., MS 1-40, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by March 25, 2024, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager Patrick Bateman, P.E. at (863) 519-2792. A summary of the workshop will be available on the webpage approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. 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 (see the attached newsletter). FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the alternatives public workshop. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT.
Primary Contact: Patrick Bateman
Primary Phone: 863-519-2792
Primary E-Mail: patrick.bateman@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Adam Rose
Additional Phone: 863-519-2832
Additional E-mail: adam.rose@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 3/15/2024


SR 72 from US 41 (SR 45) to Honore Avenue Public Meeting
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Sarasota Christian Church
Street Address: 2923 Ashton Road, Sarasota
City: Sarasota
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is proposing improvements on State Road (SR) 72 in Sarasota County. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the existing roadway and improve safety along the corridor. The project consists of repaving the roadway from US 41 (SR 45) to Derek Avenue and reconstructing the existing pavement from Derek Avenue to Honore Avenue. FDOT is also proposing access management improvements from Swift Road to Sawyer Road under FPID 447887-1. This work will be constructed concurrently with the work under FPID 449122-1. The intent of the improvements is to enhance traffic flow and reduce crashes by replacing the existing center two-way left turn lane with a raised median and reducing lane widths. Additional improvements include construction of one or more mid-block pedestrian crossings with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) between Lockwood Ridge Road and Beneva Road and striping, signal, and lighting upgrades.
Primary Contact: Michael Rud, P.E.
Primary Phone: 863-519-2769
Primary E-Mail: michael.rud@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 3/29/2024