Apr
10

10th Avenue Complete Streets Study Public Information Meeting

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a Public Meeting for the 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West, in Manatee County. We invite you to attend the meeting anytime between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Woman’s Club of Palmetto, 910 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. We’ve included a project location map with the meeting location below for your reference.

The meeting will be an open house format. Attendees may review project displays, aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed complete streets improvements to 10th Avenue, such as narrower travel lanes, wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, enhanced transit stops, reconfigured on-street parking, traffic calming measures and storm water control.

FDOT is sending notices to all property owners at least 300 feet on either side of the 10th Avenue project limits and other interested parties. FDOT welcomes and appreciates the community’s participation in the project. The meeting gives everyone an opportunity to express their views about the proposed complete streets improvements. The property owner notification is attached for your information.

The 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. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT Project Manager, Jennifer Marshall, P.E., at (863) 519-2239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

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.

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May
01

CMNAA-Alternatives Feedback Survey

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CMNAA-Alternatives Feedback Survey

Providing for future mobility needs in a manner that is consistent with community vision is a primary goal for the CMNAA Study. Integrating a robust community involvement program with broad-reaching public participation is paramount to the success of the planning process. The input you provide on the ideas being discussed helps to inform key decisions that shape the future of transportation for your community. As the CMNAA planning study nears completion, this survey serves as an opportunity for the public to provide comment to be incorporated in the final CMNAA project documentation. The final documentation, including all feedback received, will be used during future project phases.

FDOT invites you to visit this site to learn more about the CMNAA Planning Study, and the range of short, mid, and long-term solutions that have been identified. Following each video segment, you will be able to provide feedback to the Study Team by answering a series of survey questions. Due to the detailed nature of the information that is included, you’ll want to allow 25 to 30 minutes to fully participate in the survey. We value your input into the planning process and hope that you will take the time to participate. Please also feel free to share this link with friends or neighbors that may have interest in the project.

Click here to take the survey.

 

More information about the project can be found at http://www.swflroads.com/study/CMNAA/ or by contacting the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One Project Manager, Lawrence Massey, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Dec
04

Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis: Alternatives Public Meetings

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Alternatives Public Meetings

December 12, 2017 & December 14, 2017

 

MANATEE COUNTY

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One will hold two Alternatives Public Meetings about the Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA) Study.  To provide flexibility for participants, the meetings will be held on two separate dates. The first open house is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1306 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, Florida, 34205.  The second open house is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida, 34221.  FDOT will hold this meeting to give interested people the opportunity to review displays, talk one-on-one with staff and provide comments on the various alternatives.

FDOT is conducting the CMNAA Study in partnership with the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, Manatee County, Cities of Palmetto and Bradenton, FDOT Central Office (OEM), and local entities. The goal of the study is to identify and program a series of transportation projects that improve both local and regional mobility for all users while supporting the multi-modal vision for the communities of Bradenton and Palmetto. The recommendations of this study will seek to provide residents safer and improved access to jobs, schools, shopping, and social services, and improved regional mobility for all users. FDOT’s Complete Streets mission is to enhance safety and multi-modal mobility while supporting the economic development and quality of life goals shared by the surrounding communities and the region, The CMNAA Study will produce an implementation plan for an integrated system of recommendations that identifies funding requirements, agency responsibilities, and associated timelines.  This will include strategies to program a series of short-term (5-10 year), mid-term (10-15 year), and long-term (15+ year) projects, as well as to identify near-term (0-5 year) opportunities that can be funded and advanced quickly.

The project is in Phase 2, preliminary alternatives have been developed and the project team is beginning to screen concepts and eliminate non-viable alternatives.  FDOT is seeking public input on the various alternatives.

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 American with Disabilities Act or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, at 863-519-2573 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

For more information about the project, please contact Lawrence Massey, Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation at (239) 225-1980 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deborah Chesna, Assistant Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation at (863) 519-2562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/study/CMNAA.

 

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Oct
31

Visioning Workshop #2 for 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study

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FDOT Visioning Workshop #2 for 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study

from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West in Manatee County

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a second visioning workshop for the 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West in Manatee County. This workshop was originally scheduled for September 12, 2017, but it has been rescheduled for November 7th due to Hurricane Irma.

The City of Palmetto, in cooperation with FDOT, is conducting a feasibility study for possible improvements to 10th Avenue in Manatee County. The feasibility study includes a comprehensive visioning process to develop viable improvement alternatives while facilitating community vision. The proposed ‘complete streets’ improvements on 10th Avenue are part of an overall plan by the City of Palmetto to enhance multimodal mobility along the roadway. The purpose of this workshop is to provide further information about the project and gather feedback about the proposed improvements.

The visioning workshop will be:

Date:               Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time:               5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:        Woman’s Club of Palmetto

                         910 6th Street West

                         Palmetto, FL 34221

The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation followed by open discussion. People attending the workshop may review project displays and aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members. 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.

 Watch a short video from the first FDOT visioning workshop
 

Palmetto CRA Director Jeff Burton talks about the level of excitement in the city to get a Complete Street project underway. Mark Young Bradenton Herald

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Oct
16

10th Ave Complete Streets Study - Visioning Workshop #2

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a second visioning workshop for the 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West, in Manatee County. The workshop has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Palmetto, 910 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. We’ve included a project and meeting location map below for your reference. This workshop was originally scheduled for September 12, 2017, but it has been rescheduled for November 7th due to Hurricane Irma.

The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation followed by open discussion. People attending the workshop may review project displays and aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed improvements to 10th Avenue.

FDOT is sending notices to major stakeholders along the project corridor and other interested parties. FDOT welcomes and appreciates the community’s participation in the project. The workshop gives everyone an opportunity to express his or her views about the proposed improvements.

The workshop 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. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT Project Manager, Marlon Bizerra, P.E., at (863) 519-2250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

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.

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Aug
18

10th Ave Complete Streets Study - Visioning Workshop #2

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Meeting has been cancelled until further notice

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a second visioning workshop for the 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West, in Manatee County. We invite you to attend the workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. We’ve included a project and meeting location map below for your reference.

The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation followed by open discussion. People attending the workshop may review project displays and aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed improvements to 10th Avenue.

FDOT is sending notices to major stakeholders along the project corridor and other interested parties. FDOT welcomes and appreciates the community’s participation in the project. The workshop gives everyone an opportunity to express his or her views about the proposed improvements.

The workshop 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. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT Project Manager, Marlon Bizerra, P.E., at (863) 519-2250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

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.

Project & Meeting Location Map

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Jun
09

10th Avenue Complete Streets Study: Envisioning the Future of Downtown Palmetto

10th Avenue Complete Streets Study

Envisioning the future of Downtown Palmetto


Last night the Palmetto CRA and Florida Department of Transportation held a visioning workshop for the community.  This workshop provided education on ‘Complete Streets’, as well as several design options for 10th Avenue ‘Complete Streets’ improvements.

What are complete streets?

A ‘Complete Streets’ Policy refers to the idea that our roads are not exclusively for freight movement and motorists.  ‘Complete Streets’ places an emphasis on the philosophy that our roads need to be designed for all users, of all ages, with all abilities.  Moreover, complete streets support healthy, walkable, livable, vibrant, thriving communities.  In 2014, Florida adopted a statewide 'Complete Streets' policy confirming, "… the Department will routinely plan, design, construct, reconstruct and operate a context-sensitive system of 'Complete Streets.' While maintaining safety and mobility, Complete Streets shall service the transportation needs of transportation system users of all ages and abilities, including but not limited to: cyclists, freight handlers, motorists, pedestrians, and transit riders."

Keeping this in mind, last night's visioning workshop was held in the Palmetto Library where citizens gathered to learn about improvements for 10th Avenue from Riverside Drive to 17th Street (Downtown Palmetto).  Each design presented to the community incorporated effective storm water drainage, car lanes, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, landscaping, etc.  Once FDOT finished presenting multiple options, community members asked important questions regarding the assorted designs, as well as potential community impacts. Additionally, people shared their aspirations for 10th avenue, helping to shape the outcome of this project.  

After a period for people to make their comments, concerns, and questions heard, FDOT project team members asked the attendees to complete a survey.  The survey consists of 16 questions and asks what you like and don’t like about certain details regarding the improvements.  Using 5th Ave improvements as an example of the process, FDOT, Palmetto CRA, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO, and all those involved in the project want to know your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc.  Your participation in this process helps to shape a feasible design that incorporates what the community wants before anything else.  Please make sure to take the survey if you want to help shape the future of Downtown Palmetto.

Complete Streets Infographic


Want to be involved? Take the survey!

If you want to share your thoughts but weren’t able to make the Palmetto Library FDOT Visioning Workshop, there is still ways you can get involved! 

Follow this link for the FDOT 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study Survey.   

Please email completed surveys to the FDOT project managers,

Patrick Bateman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Turley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

Visit the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to complete the survey in person. The Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Involvement Coordinator will fax the completed surveys to the assigned FDOT project managers.

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

7632 15th Street East

Sarasota, FL 34243

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For any comments, questions, or concerns during this process, please feel free to contact Corinne Tucker, Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Involvement Coordinator, by calling (941)359-5772 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Corinne is here to help ensure that the community’s voice is heard, noted, and considered during each phase of the project.    

 

 

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Mar
20

City of Palmetto declares March 2015 Bike Month!

City of Palmetto declares March 2015 Bike Month!

As MPO Public Transportation Planner Jim Van Pelt stated in his recent blog post, March is Florida Bike Month-- and the number of bicycle and pedestrian injuries and accidents in our two county region over the past several months has been alarming.

In order to bring attention to bicycle safety in Florida, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO's Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committe (BPTAC)-- a broad coalition of local government agencies, citizen advocates, transportation engineers, bicycle enthusiasts, and others-- are working together to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians who travel around our two county area.

We are proud to share that one of the local government agencies in our two-county region, the City of Palmetto, has proclaimed March 2015 as Bike Month in order to celebrate the important role of bicycling in the lives of millions of Floridians. Read the proclamation here

Even though March is almost over, if you are interested in learning more about Florida Bike Month and related activities, click here.

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