The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an Alternatives Public Meeting regarding a PD&E Study for improvements to U.S. 441 (S.R. 500) from north of S.R. 46 to S.R. 44, a distance of approximately 2.4 miles, in Lake County. The project considers the reconstruction of the existing roadway from four to six lanes and includes curb and gutter, median improvements, and sidewalks. The proposed roadway typical section, alignment configurations and proposed options for stormwater pond locations are being evaluated and will be presented at this public meeting. In addition, intersections and median openings along the study corridor are being evaluated to determine if modifications are necessary to meet the future traffic demand and maintain safety. The widening of U.S. 441 is expected to be constructed within the existing right-of-way. Additional right-of-way may be required to accommodate proposed stormwater ponds and intersection improvements. This project is not currently funded for right-of-way acquisition or construction.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Mount Dora Community Building located at 520 North Baker Street in Mount Dora. The meeting will begin with an open house at 5:00 p.m. Members of the project team and FDOT will be available to explain the project exhibits and answer questions. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a presentation. The meeting will conclude at 7:00 p.m. Project information can be found at the project specific website, www.us441study.com.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or family status. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations, including translation services, to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the meeting by contacting: Ms. Tara Jones, CH2M HILL by telephone at (407) 423-0030, or e-mail at Tara.Jones@ch2m.com, or by mail at 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 505, Orlando Florida 32801.
For additional information concerning the project, please contact Ms. Mary McGehee, the FDOT project manager, at (386) 943-5063 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.