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Lake County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an access management public hearing regarding the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (SR) 429) Sections 3A, 3B and 5. These improvements are funded for construction to begin in 2017.


Section 3A will widen one mile of State Road (SR) 46, and other non-toll road improvements, from east of Vista View Lane to east Round Lake Road. Section 3B will make widening and other improvements to SR 46 and US 441, including building a flyover interchange in that location in Mount Dora. Section 5 is also a non-toll road improvement that will relocate County Road (CR) 46A out of the Seminole State Forest, thereby improving habitat connectivity and reducing the risk of conflicts between vehicles and wildlife. CR 46A will be realigned 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to SR 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work will include roadway widening, medians and turn lanes, sidewalks, drainage, lighting, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features on all three sections.


The public hearing will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida 32757. The meeting begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., where participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer questions before and after the presentation. Participants may also provide comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments can be submitted at the hearing, by mail to Mary Brooks, Public Involvement Coordinator, 2431 Aloma Avenue, Suite 231, Winter Park, Florida 32792, or by e-mail to info@wekivaparkway.com. Written comments must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the end of the 10-day comment period. All comments, written and oral, received by that date will become 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 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 (ADA) or people who require translation services (free of charge), should contact: Mary Brooks, 407-694-5505 or via e-mail at info@wekivaparkway.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). 


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