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December 12, 2017


Steve Olson, 386-943-5479



FDOT to Hold Public Meeting on State Road 436/South Semoran Boulevard Safety Improvements

Orange County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, December 19, from 5-7 p.m. regarding proposed safety improvements on State Road (S.R.) 436/South Semoran Boulevard just south of S.R. 552/Curry Ford Road. The meeting will start as an open house at 5 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m. followed by public comments, and will be held at the FDOT Urban Office located at 133 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL, 32807.

The proposed safety project addresses operational and safety concerns in the area by converting the full median opening at the Ross entrance driveway to a bi-directional median opening with a new traffic signal providing a protected left turn from S.R. 436. This modification reduces traffic conflict points at the intersection, improving safety. Southbound and northbound left turns into the shopping centers will still be permitted, but left turns out will be prohibited. As part of the improvements, the left turn lanes to the south of this driveway intersection will also be lengthened, allowing for more queue space.

This public hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Draft project documents are available for public review until January 2, 2018 at the FDOT Urban Office, 133 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL, 32807, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5p.m.

Persons wishing to submit statements, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing, or by sending them to: Dave Mixon, FDOT, District Five Roadway Design, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, M.S. No. 562, DeLand, FL 32720 or Dave.Mixon@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 Kelly Hiden, Public Involvement Coordinator, 407-508-0839, or kelly@valerin-group.com. 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 sought 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.

Media inquiries can be directed to Communications Manager Steve Olson, 386-943-5479, Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us.

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