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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting regarding plans to widen and reconstruct SR 45 (US 41) in Marion County. 

The project involves widening the existing roadway from two to four lanes and includes grassed medians, paved shoulders, sidewalks, driveway reconstruction, and full and directional median openings.  The project is funded for construction in 2018.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 4 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. US Highway 41 in Dunnellon. It begins with an open house at 5:00 p.m. and includes a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. The meeting ends at 7:00 p.m.  Project information can be found at the project specific website,
www.us41marion.com, or at www.cflroads.com.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Renato Gonzalez, Project Manager, by phone at 407-893-5851, or via email at
Renato.Gonzalez@rsandh.com 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

Questions? Please contact the FDOT Public Information Office at
jessica.ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us / 386-943-5473.