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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing to discuss a proposed project to close the median opening on SR 50 / East Colonial Drive at Irvington Avenue. The project will also extend the westbound left turn lane at Primrose Drive and the eastbound left turn lane at Lakewood Drive. This project will address median conflicts, increase safety, and prevent certain crash types at this location. 

The hearing will be held Tuesday, August 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Transportation Orlando Construction Office, 133 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, Florida. The meeting begins with an open house, where participants may review project documents and discuss the project with staff. There will be a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. Participants may also provide public comment directly to a court reporter at any time during the meeting. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing or by mail to Ms. Stephanie Ghezzi, LPA Group Incorporated, 615 Crescent Executive Court, Suite 200, Lake Mary, FL  32746, no later than September 13, 2011. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record. 

Public participation is solicited 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 Ms. Stephanie Ghezzi, LPA Group Public Information Officer, at (407) 562-4113 or sughezzi@lpagroup.com, at least seven days prior to the hearing.

For project information, please contact: Mr. Dave Mixon, at (386) 943-5178 or david.mixon@dot.state.fl.us