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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces a Project Visioning Team (PVT) meeting as part of the State Road (SR) 40 Black Bear Trail Corridor Planning Study in Lake, Marion and Volusia counties, to which all persons are invited.


DATE: Tuesday, May 22

TIME:  2:15-3:45 p.m.


PLACE: Astor Community Association

24148 Ann St,

Astor, FL 32102




Financial Management No.: 436360-1


Project Description: Evaluate a multi-use trail along State Road (S.R.) 40 from Levy Hammock Road to U.S. 17.


The FDOT is conducting a Corridor Planning Study to assess alternative alignments for a multi-use trail from Levy Hammock Road to U.S. 17, approximately 27 miles. This first Project Visioning Team (PVT) meeting will kick-off the study. 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 the FDOT staff and PVT members, which is open to public attendance. Comment cards will be provided for any questions or comments regarding this study by the public, otherwise the public may contact the study team before or after the meeting.


A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Julia Holtzhausen, Project Manager, at 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720, by phone at 386-943-5058, or by email at Julia.Holtzhausen@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, P.E., 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).


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, jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


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