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FDOT hosts hearing for State Road 500 (U.S. 441) improvement

Orange County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 500 (U.S. 441) from west of S.R. 451 to S.R. 429 Connector Road in Orange County.


The proposed improvements consist of the rehabilitation of the asphalt pavement, which includes; shoulder widening, driveway reconstruction within the limits of the proposed shoulder widening, curb and median modifications, drainage improvements, utility coordination, traffic operations improvements, and surveying. The project also includes multimodal enhancements consisting of bicycle, sidewalk, and transit improvements. This design project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The proposed improvements are funded for construction in Fiscal Year 2018.


The public hearing will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central Avenue in Apopka. There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present.


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 e-mail at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Gene Varano at 386-943-5145 or by e-mail at gene.varano@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. 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).


For more information about the project, visit the project website at www.cflroads.com.


FDOT reminds drivers to not text and drive; put it down, it can wait.