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Public Hearing for Safety Improvements on State Road (SR) 434 (Alafaya Trail) from North of SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) to South of Centaurus Drive/Westinghouse Drive
Financial Project ID: 428952-1-32-01

Orange County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing regarding plans to improve access management along Alafaya Trail. The purpose of this project is to improve safety along Alafaya Trail. The project extends from north of East Colonial Drive to south of Centaurus Drive/Westinghouse Drive.  It involves modifying existing median openings to improve safety and reduce potential accidents. The safety improvements will include turn lane extensions, median access restrictions, and median closures in multiple locations along the project. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public input to determine how the project may affect the local community. The project is funded for construction in 2014.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th, at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church located at 1801 Rouse Road in Orlando. It begins with an open house at 5:00 p.m. and includes narrated presentations at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The hearing ends at 7:00 p.m. Staff members are available to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have after each presentation. 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 no later than September 27 to Mrs. Rebecca Zawadski, E.I., Public Involvement Coordinator, Ghyabi & Associates, 1459 North US Highway 1, Suite 3, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. 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, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mrs. Rebecca Zawadski, E.I., Public Involvement Coordinator, Ghyabi & Associates, 1459 North US Highway 1, Suite 3, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174; telephone 386-677-5499 ext. 246; or by e-mail rzawadski@ghyabi.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jazlyn Heywood at 386-943-5562 or Jazlyn.Heywood@dot.state.fl.us.