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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT is holding a public hearing regarding plans to widen the SR 35 (US 301) intersection at SR 44 and the CR 466 intersection at SR 35 (US 301). This public hearing is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to give feedback concerning the conceptual design of the proposed improvements to these two intersections.

 

The proposed improvements consist of widening the southbound lanes along US 301 at the SR 44 intersection to facilitate dual left turn lanes turning east onto SR 44. It will also widen westbound CR 466 at the US 301 intersection to facilitate dual left turn lanes turning south onto US 301. These improvements will require relocation of existing drainage inlets, upgrading pedestrian features to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and construction of a raised traffic separator at the intersections. The project limits are from 225 feet south of the SR 44 intersection to 710 feet north of the intersection along US 301 and from 500 feet west of the US 301 intersection to 650 feet east of the US 301 intersection along County Road 466.  The projects are funded for construction in fall of 2016 and fall of 2013 respectively.

 

The public hearing is Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Wildwood Community Center located at 6500 County Road 139 in Wildwood.  The public hearing will begin as an open house starting at 5:00 p.m. 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. The hearing ends at 7:00 p.m.  Additional information is also available online at: www.cflroads.com.

 

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; Mr. Taleb Shams, P.E., Project Manager at FDOT District Five, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, MS 542 Deland, Florida 32720 no later than September 25, 2012.  All comments, written and oral, will become a 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 or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Robert Neil, P.E. at SRD, Inc., (813) 621-3250 or via e-mail at bneil@srdeng.com at least seven days prior to the hearing.

 

For additional information concerning the project, please contact Taleb Shams, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at (386) 943-5231 or via email at:  Taleb.Shams@dot.myflorida.com