Aug
05

FDOT Public Hearing for SR 70 Improvements from Lorraine Road to CR 675 (Waterbury Road) in Manatee County

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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.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the FDOT Project Manager, David C. Turley, PE at 863.519.2255, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to Florida Department of Transportation, Attn: David C. Turley, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. Draft project reports and conceptual plans will be available for public review 21 days prior to the hearing at the Braden River Branch Library, 4915 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34203 (Please call the library at 941.727.6079 for hours of operation) and at the Florida Department of Transportation Office in Bartow, Florida (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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 David C. Turley, FDOT Project Manager, at 863.519.2255 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 hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Services, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800.955.8770 (Voice).

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.

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Jul
22

Public Hearing Notice: US 41 at Dr. MLK Jr. Way and Myrtle Street Intersection Improvements PD&E Study, Sarasota County

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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.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the FDOT Project Manager, David C. Turley, PE at 863.519.2255, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to Florida Department of Transportation, Attn: David C. Turley, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. Draft project reports and conceptual plans will be available for public review 21 days prior to the hearing at North Sarasota Public Library at 2801 Newton Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34234  (Please call the library at (941) 861-1360 for hours of operation) and at the Florida Department of Transportation Office in Bartow, Florida (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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 hearing 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 Mr. David C. Turley, FDOT Project Manager, at (863) 519‐2255 or by e‐mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Services, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800.955.8770 (Voice). Additional information can be found on the project website at www.swflroads.com/us41/atmyrtlestreet&mlkjrway.

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.

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Feb
26

SR 64 at Greyhawk Public Hearing

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold a public hearing about an interim safety improvement at the State Road (SR) 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road intersection in Manatee County, Florida.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Bayside Community Church located at 15800 SR 64 in Bradenton, Florida, 34212. The meeting will begin with an open house at 5 p.m., followed by a formal public hearing at 6 p.m. This hearing will be regarding the temporary median modification that has recently taken place.

FDOT has constructed an interim improvement at the intersection of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road with a continued focus on safety. The interim improvement consists of closing the westbound left turn from SR 64 onto Pope Road using temporary devices until construction of the ultimate improvement of a modern roundabout begins. FDOT and Manatee County have advanced the schedule for the roundabout previously set for 2023 to now begin construction in the spring of 2020.

The public hearing will give interested parties the opportunity to view plans, display boards with design overlays, ask questions, and provide comments to FDOT representatives. The formal public hearing begins at 6 p.m. A hearing moderator will offer introductory remarks and a slide presentation will follow, describing the project. People can sign up to make oral comments prior to the presentation, or during the hearing intermission. A court reporter will be available to transcribe comments. Those who do not wish to speak publicly can submit written comments or make a statement directly to the court reporter.

FDOT representatives will be present to answer questions prior to and following the formal portion of the hearing. Interested parties may submit written comments at the hearing or at a later date to David Wheeler, P.E., CPM, FDOT Project Manager, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (863) 519-2378. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before April 5, 2019 will become part of the public hearing record.

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 Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at least seven days prior to the public meeting.

If you have questions or would like to have more information about this project, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (863) 519-2378. A project flyer with map is attached for your convenience.

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Jun
15

FDOT Public Hearing for I-75 at Fruitville Road interchange in Sarasota County

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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.

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 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 Federal Highway Administration and FDOT. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT project manager Ryan Weeks, at (863) 519-2837 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.

 

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Apr
10

FDOT 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

Public-Notice

FDOT

Florida Department of Transportation

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR

801 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

MIKE DEW
SECRETARY

April 11, 2018                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       Zachary Burch, 239-225-1900

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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.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting at (863) 519-2573, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TTY) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

 

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Apr
10

FDOT Public Hearing for State Road (SR) 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road

Public-Notice

FDOT

Florida Department of Transportation

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR

801 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

MIKE DEW
SECRETARY

April 6, 2018                                                                                                                Zachary Burch, 239-225-1900

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Public Hearing for State Road (SR) 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road
Safety Improvements – Median Modification Project in Manatee County

Bartow, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public hearing regarding plans to provide a long-term interim safety improvement at the intersection of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road.

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bayside Community Church, 15800 SR 64, Bradenton, FL 34212.

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 purpose of the public hearing is to share information about the safety improvements on State Road 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road. The proposed improvements consist of a bi-directional median opening which prevents left turns and through movements out of Greyhawk Boulevard and Pope Road. Left turns from SR 64 onto Greyhawk Boulevard and Pope Road are still permitted, and sight lines are improved due to the lack of vehicles stacking in the median. Traffic entering SR 64 from both of the side streets will be converted to ‘Right Turn Only’. These modifications reduce the number of conflict points at the intersection, which improves safety. The ultimate improvement proposed at this location is a modern roundabout, which is anticipated to begin construction in late 2023.

Draft design plans will be available for review at the public hearing, and are also available from March 27 through April 27, 2018 at the FDOT Manatee Operations Center, 14000 SR 64, Bradenton, FL 34212, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FDOT developed this meeting in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jamie Schley, FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at 863-519-2573, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact project manager, David Wheeler at 863-519-2378 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

 

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Nov
27

Public Hearing for US 301 from Fruitville Road to 10th Street Safety Improvements – Median Modification Design Project in Sarasota County

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Public Hearing for US 301 from Fruitville Road to 10th Street

Safety Improvements – Median Modification Design Project

in Sarasota County

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing regarding plans to improve safety along US 301 (North Washington Boulevard) from Fruitville Road to 10th Street.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the SRQ Media Studio in the City Hall Annex, 1565 1st Street, Sarasota, FL  34236.

There will be an open house at 5:30 p.m. during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions, followed by the formal hearing presentation at 6:30 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 purpose of this hearing is to discuss the installation of restrictive medians from Fruitville Road to 10th Street and the following proposed additional minor improvements to nearby areas: drainage improvements between Ringling Boulevard and Main Street; curb ramp upgrades at the Ringling Boulevard and Main Street intersections to bring them into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); and crosswalk pavement markings at Mound Street. The estimated construction cost is $582,000 and construction should begin during the winter of 2018/2019.

The draft project documents will be available for public review from November 16, 2017 through December 18, 2017 at the Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240.

FDOT developed this meeting in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jamie Schley, FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at 863-519-2573, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact project manager, Richard Howard at 863-519-2374 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

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