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Public Hearing: Intersection Improvements

 along SR 500/ Pine Ave


Marion County- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing regarding plans for intersection improvements along State Road (SR) 500 (Pine Avenue) at SR 464 and SR 500 (Pine Avenue) at SR 40 in Marion County. The hearing is on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the Ocala Police Department in the Community Room at 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471.

The hearing will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a looping presentation running throughout the evening.  The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input and to gain ideas from the local community about proposed improvement including turn lanes, median improvements, signalization enhancements, and access management improvements on each project. Project staff will be available to discuss the study and answer questions. A certified court reporter will be present to collect and document comments for the record.

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 Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at (386) 943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mark Bertoncini P.E. at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., 225 E. Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801 or phone 407-839-4006, or email at mbertoncini@vhb.com.  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).

Participants may provide public comment at any time during the meeting. Written comments can be submitted at this meeting, or by mail no later than November 5th, to Todd Alexander, Florida Department of Transportation District Five office located at 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record.

If you have any questions or would like to have more information on this project, please contact Todd Alexander, FDOT Project Manager, by email at Todd.Alexander@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at (386) 943-5420.

For media related questions please contact the FDOT Public Information Office, Jessica Keane 386-943-5473 / jessica.keane@dot.state.fl.us.

The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to be careful on the road, pay attention, and don’t text and drive. All vehicle occupants should buckle up. Safety belts save lives.