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November 30, 2017


Steve Olson, 386-943-5479


CORRECTED DATE Tuesday, December 5, 2017: Feedback Sought for Barracuda Bridge Replacement Project

Volusia County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public information meeting about the off-system design project to replace the existing Barracuda Bridge over the Canal Brandano waterway in New Smyrna Beach.


The proposed bridge will be longer than the existing bridge and will have a concrete deck, two 11-ft. travel lanes, shoulders, an 8-ft. sidewalk, bridge rails and pedestrian rails. Approach roadway work including new pavement will be performed to accompany the new bridge. The funding for the new bridge will come from the City of New Smyrna, the FDOT, and Federal funding.


The public information meeting will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the Commission Chambers at the City of New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Please enter from Julia Street (south side of City Hall). Project information will be on display, and a brief presentation will be shown at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Project representatives will be available to answer questions.


Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kelly Hiden, Public Involvement Coordinator by phone at 407-508-0839, or via email at kelly@valerin-group.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 at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


For media inquiries, please contact the Communications Manager Steve Olson, 386-943-5479, Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us.


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