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Lake County- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting regarding plans to widen US 27 from a rural four-lane road to a suburban six-lane roadway in Lake County.

The project improves the drainage, sidewalks, signing and pavement markings, walls and signals along US 27. The project limits are from Boggy Marsh Road to Lake Louisa Drive. The project is currently funded for construction and will begin work in January or February of 2016.

The meeting will be an open-house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Clermont Room at The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, 3700 S. Highway 27 Clermont, FL 34711.  Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.  Participants will also have the opportunity to provide input during the meeting, or in writing using the provided comment forms.  You may also submit comments by mail no later than January 15, 2015 to Eric Jaggers, FDOT Project Manager, at 1405 Thomas Avenue Leesburg, Florida 34748.

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 Shemir Wiles by telephone at 352-427-4054 or by email at Shemir.Wiles@dot.state.fl.us, at least seven days prior to the meeting. 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).

For additional information concerning the project, please contact Eric Jaggers, the FDOT Project Manager, at (352) 326-7715 or via email at Eric.Jaggers@dot.state.fl.us, or visit the project website at www.cflroads.com. Media inquiries should be directed to Steve Olson, Public Information Manager, 386-943-5479, Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us.