Bartow, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the proposed improvements along SR 70 from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road), in Manatee County.
The hearing will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church located at 14605 59th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida.
The hearing will begin with an open house at 5 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and public comment period at 6 p.m. Department staff will be available to discuss the project, receive public input, and answer questions.
This hearing is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to be informed and provide comments concerning the location; conceptual design alternatives; and the social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements to SR 70. The purpose of this project is to enhance safety, freight mobility and vehicular traffic flow and operations within the project limits, as well as to accommodate projected traffic demand in the area. The proposed improvements will also improve connectivity to the regional transportation network. The No-Build Alternative, which assumes that no improvements will be made along SR 70, is also an option and will remain a viable alternative throughout the PD&E study.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the FHWA and FDOT.
You can also stay current with the project and share comments with the study team by visiting the project web page at www.swflroads.com/sr70/lorrainerdtocr675/home.html.