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FDOT hosts meeting to discuss SR 600 improvements in Kissimmee

Osceola County -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites your participation, and welcomes your comments on the proposed improvements on State Road (SR) 600/US 17-92, at a Public Information Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at New Hope Bible Church, 1730 Vintage Street, Kissimmee, FL 32746.

The meeting will be an open-house format, in which representatives from FDOT and the engineering consultant firm designing construction will be available to talk about the project and answer questions. The meeting adjourns at 7:30 p.m.

The project limits are from west of Poinciana Boulevard to County Road 535 (Ham Brown Road), approximately 2.25 miles.

The project will involve reconstructing and widening SR 600 (US 17/92) from the existing two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway that includes 4-foot buffered bike lanes in the pavement, and 5-foot pedestrian sidewalk on both sides of the right-of-way. Signalization improvements will be made at Poinciana Boulevard and Ham Brown road and lighting will be provided for the length of the project corridor.  Directional and full median openings will be provided in select locations and dual left turns will be provided from the northbound and southbound lanes at the Poinciana Boulevard intersection. A series of ditches and underground pipe systems will be constructed to convey storm water runoff to three storm water management ponds that will be constructed within FDOT owned right-of-way.

This project is currently funded for construction in FDOT’s Work Program in Fiscal Year 2018.

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 who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact: Bill Umlauf, Consultant Project Manager at (407) 562-4126 or by email to wfcumlauf@mbakerintl.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).

FDOT reminds drivers to slow down in construction zones, the life you save may be your own.