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May 21, 2018

Steve Olson, (386) 943-5479



Public Feedback Opportunity on S.R. 551/Goldenrod Road Improvements

 Orange County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public hearing regarding plans for implementing safety improvements along State Road (S.R.) 551/Goldenrod Road between S.R. 408 and S.R. 50/East Colonial Drive in Orlando. The hearing is next Tuesday, May 29, at the Orlando Baptist Church, 500 South Semoran Boulevard.


The hearing will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public input from the local community about the proposed safety improvements which include milling and resurfacing, construction of a raised median, turn lane improvements, widening for bike lanes, and traffic signal improvements along S.R. 551 (Goldenrod Road) between S.R. 408 and S.R. 50. FDOT staff will be available to answer questions. This is an access management public hearing and will include information about the access classification change planned within the project limits. A certified court reporter will be present to collect and document comments for the project record.


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 the FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mark Bertoncini, by phone at 407-839-4006, or via email at mbertoncini@vhb.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).


Participants may also provide public comment at any time during the public comment period, which ends on June 8, 2018.  Written comments can be submitted at this hearing, by email, or by mail no later than June 8 to Taleb Shams, P.E., FDOT Mail Station 2-542, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720 or email Taleb.Shams@dot.state.fl.us.


An additional source for information on state roadway projects in Central Florida is just a click away. Visit our website at www.cflroads.com.


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


FDOT advises drivers to slow down and use extra caution in construction zones.


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