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Oct. 25, 2018






U.S. 27 at Benton Street Trail Crossing Public Hearing


Lake CountyThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing on proposed plans to improve safety on U.S. 27/North 14th Street at the Benton Street Trail Crossing (north of Center Street). Proposed improvements consist of reconfiguring both sides of the trail crossing, and installing a raised pedestrian refuge island in the center turn lane to include new signs and flashing beacons.


The public hearing will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at The Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Meeting Room B. The meeting will begin as an informational open house at 5 p.m. where displays and other project information will be available for review. Staff also will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by public comments.


A court reporter will be present to record proceedings, and assist with comments, as part of the project record. Written comments can be submitted at the hearing, sent by mail to Dave Mixon, Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard M.S. 562, DeLand, FL 32720; or, emailed to Dave.Mixon@dot.state.fl.us no later than November 19, 2018. All written and oral comments will become part of the project’s public record.


Persons with disabilities who require 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 the FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.


Project information is also available online at www.CFLRoads.com. Just search by the project number, 991800-4. 


Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at 386-943-5497 or d5-pio@dot.state.fl.us.




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