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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces a Project Visioning Team (PVT) meeting as part of the North Lake Trail Phase 3 Corridor Planning Study in Lake and Marion counties, to which all persons are invited.


DATE:         Tuesday, May 22
TIME:         12:30-2:00 p.m.

PLACE:      Astor Community Association
24148 Ann St,
Astor, FL 32102


Financial Management No.:  441626-1

Project Description: Evaluate a multi-use trail along State Road (S.R.) 19 from C.R. 450 (Bulldog Lane) to S.R. 40 and the planned Black Bear Scenic Trail.


The FDOT is conducting a Corridor Planning Study to assess alternative alignments for a multi-use trail from C.R. 450 in the City of Umatilla to S.R. 40, approximately 19 miles. The corridor is anticipated to follow S.R. 19, though potential alternative paths will also be evaluated.

This first Project Visioning Team (PVT) meeting will be a kick-off meeting for the study where the project team will provide a brief overview of the purpose of the project, discuss the existing and future conditions and begin to identify alternatives for further evaluation.

The PVT is an advisory group (not an independent decision-making board) that will assist FDOT and the consultant team by providing jurisdictional, policy, technical, and administrative guidance throughout the project. Your interest in this study is truly valued and appreciated. This is a working meeting with FDOT staff and PVT members, which is open to the public. Comment cards will be provided for any questions and comments regarding this study, otherwise you may contact the study team before or after the meeting.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Judy Pizzo, FDOT Project Manager, at 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720, by phone at 386-943-5167, or by email Judy.Pizzo@dot.state.fl.us.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring accommodations to participate in this meeting or persons who require translation services (free of charge) is asked to advise the agency at least seven (7) days before the PVT meeting by contacting: Jeff Arms at HDR, 315 E. Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801, by phone at 407-420-4200, or email at Jeff.Arms@hdrinc.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).

Media inquiries should be directed to the District Five Communications Office at 386-943-5479 or d5-pio@dot.state.fl.us.