FDOT Public Hearing for I-75 at Fruitville Road interchange in Sarasota County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing for the I-75 at SR 780 (Fruitville Road) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Reevaluation from Palmer Bridge to north of Fruitville Road in Sarasota County. All members of the public are invited to attend.
The hearing will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Selby Public Library, Jack J. Geldbardt Auditorium at 1331 1st Street, Sarasota, FL 34236.
There will be an open house at 5 p.m. during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions, followed by a formal hearing presentation at 6 p.m., after which participants may provide their verbal comments to all present. People attending the hearing can review project displays and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed project improvements. Written statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing, emailed, or mailed and postmarked by Monday, July 2, 2018 will become part of the official hearing transcript.
This design project includes reconstruction of the interchange at Fruitville Road in Sarasota County. The Department will rebuild the interchange from the existing partial cloverleaf design to a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). This project will also widen about two miles of I-75, from Palmer Boulevard to north of Fruitville Road, to a six-lane highway with three through lanes per direction. The project will also replace the existing bridges over Fruitville Road and widen 1.6 miles of Fruitville Road from Honore Avenue to east of Coburn Road. Project staff will display plans and answer questions about the proposed interchange. Project information and graphics showing the project’s location and proposed improvements will be available for public viewing from May 31, 2018 to June 21, 2018 at the Fruitville Public Library 100 Coburn Road Sarasota, FL 34240 (Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can find additional information on the project website: www. swflroads.com/i75/fruitvilleroad/index.html.