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FDOT hosts open house to talk about roundabouts

DeLand – As part of its continuing education efforts, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting to talk about roundabouts 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at First Christian Church of DeLand, 1401 W. New York Ave. (State Road 44).

FDOT representatives will be available to answer questions. There will be a looping presentation shown throughout the evening. The narrated presentation includes information from the State Road 44 and Grand Avenue intersection roundabout study.

The open house is an opportunity for people to learn more about roundabouts.

Also, as part of the outreach, FDOT will place informational flyers about roundabout usage at the West Volusia Tourism Bureau, the DeLand Area Public Library, the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet DeLand Association.  The flyers explain roundabout procedures for pedestrians and bicyclists, and also talk about what to do if an emergency vehicle enters the roundabout.

Per FDOT policy, (click here to read the policy) as of 2015, roundabouts will be considered at all new intersections, and for all intersection reconfigurations.

Resources about roundabouts, including videos, flyers, design standards, FDOT roundabout policy, and current roundabout locations on state roads, are available online at www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/Roundabouts/.  

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.

For more information, call Jennifer Horton, public information specialist, 386-943-5497.