Florida Department of Transportation
801 North Broadway Avenue
April 11, 2018
Zachary Burch, 239-225-1900
Public Hearing for US 41 from 69th Avenue (Bay Drive) to 63rd Avenue W. and
from 53rd Avenue W. to Cortez Road in Manatee County
Bartow, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public hearing regarding plans to provide improvements along US 41 from 69th Avenue (Bay Drive) to 63rd Avenue W. and from 53rd Avenue W. to Cortez Road in Manatee County.
The hearing will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ramada Waterfront Sarasota, 8150 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.
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 safety improvements.
The public will be allowed to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. The meeting will be an open house format formal presentation.
The purpose of the public hearing is to share information about the improvements on US 41 from 69th Avenue (Bay Drive) to 63rd Avenue W. and from 53rd Avenue W. to Cortez Road in Manatee County. The proposed improvements consist of constructing new sidewalk along both sides of US 41 where there is currently no sidewalk or where existing sidewalk in not sufficient, as well as lighting and signal improvements.
Draft design plans will be available for review at the public hearing, and are also available from Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to Monday, May 7, 2018 at the following locations: South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34207 and FDOT District One, 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830.
This meeting is developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. 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 December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.