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Sumter County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an Alternatives Public Meeting for the U.S. 301 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. We will present design alternatives to widen US 301 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway, to realign a portion of US 301 south of the City of Coleman, and, to reconstruct the Florida’s Turnpike interchange at U.S. 301. The study limits extend from County Road (C.R) 470 E to State Road 44, a distance of approximately eight miles.

The meeting is Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Trinity Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall, 3305 E C.R. 468, Wildwood, FL 34785.  It will be an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees can watch a video presentation that will be running on a continuous loop, review study information, and discuss the design alternatives with the study team. This meeting provides interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed design alternatives. The information that will be presented at this meeting will also be available on the study website,
www.us301sumter.com, on May 2, 2017. 

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary McGehee, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at (386) 943-5063, or via email at
Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) 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).

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.

If you have questions about the project or scheduled public meeting, please contact FDOT PD&E Project Manager, Mary McGehee, at (386) 943-5063, or via email at
Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us.