The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing for the preferred improvements to, and between, the intersections of US 41 at Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way and US 41 at Myrtle Street in the City of Sarasota. We invite you to attend the hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex building at 1845 34th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34234. A project location map is included below for your reference.
The hearing will begin with an open house at 5 p.m. and follow with a formal presentation and public comment period at 6 p.m. People attending the hearing may review project displays and aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members about proposed improvements to the study corridor.
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 US 41. The purpose of this project is to enhance safety, non-motorized connectivity, and access, as well as vehicular traffic flow and operations, between residences and schools of the northern Downtown Sarasota area and the Bayfront area.. The proposed improvements are similar to improvements that have been identified at other intersections along US 41 that are intended to improve traffic flow and enhance safety. The No-Build Alternative, which assumes that no improvements will be made along US 41, is also an option and will remain a viable alternative throughout the PD&E study.
FDOT is sending notices about the hearing to all property owners located within 300 feet of the project limits, and to interested parties. FDOT welcomes and appreciates the community’s participation in the project. The hearing gives interested parties an opportunity to express their views about the proposed improvements.
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 FHWA and FDOT.