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Tavares – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public meeting regarding the State Road (S.R.) 19 Little Lake Harris Bridge design-build project.


The $22 million project will consist of the removal of the existing two-lane bridge and the construction of a new two-lane bridge with 10-foot wide shoulders and an 8-foot wide sidewalk. Work is slated to begin summer of 2017.


The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Adventure Christian Church located at 3701 N. Eichelberger Road, Tavares, Florida 32788. The meeting is an informal open house where plans will be available for review and project staff will be available to address questions.


Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Shemir Wiles, Public Information Coordinator, at 352-427-4054 or via email at Shemir.Wiles@dot.state.fl.us 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).


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.


Media inquiries about this project should be directed to the FDOT Public Information Office at 386-943-5473 or jessica.ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.


FDOT urges travelers to exercise caution and awareness when driving through construction zones. Also please buckle up, and don’t text and drive.