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District Five Tentative Five-Year Work Program Public Hearing Goes Virtual

DeLand – From Monday, Dec. 10 – Friday, Dec. 14, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a week-long virtual public hearing on its Tentative Five-Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2019/2020 through 2023/2024. The online public hearing will be available 24 hours a day at www.D5WPPH.com. On the website, informational material will be available for viewing, along with opportunities to provide comments.

The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides direction on where and when to build transportation system improvements, and is used to forecast funds needed for improvements across all modes of transportation including:

Roadway                                                                          Multimodal Transit (Passenger Operations)

Bicycle                                                                              Pedestrian

Freight                                                                              Aviation

Seaports                                                                           Space

Enhancement Projects (Trails and Sidewalks)                       

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the Tentative Five-Year Work Program, seek public input and provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views on the information. The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides proposed improvements for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, as well as the nine counties that comprise District Five: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

There is also a public information outreach meeting scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. where staff will be available in-person to answer questions. It will be held at the Florida Department of Transportation District Five Office - Cypress A & B Conference Rooms, 719 South Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720

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 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 Mary Schoelzel, by phone at 386-943-5798, or via email at Mary.Schoelzel@dot.state.fl.us 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).

Several options for providing comments will be available during the online hearing. Written comments from all interested parties will also be accepted by the FDOT for a period of ten (10) days after the proceedings, ending Dec. 24, 2018. Comments should be addressed to: Michael Shannon, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720. All comments will become part of the public record.

For more information, contact Mary Schoelzel, Florida Department of Transportation, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida, 32720, 386-943-5798, or by email: Mary.Schoelzel@dot.state.fl.us

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

The FDOT reminds you to please avoid distractions while driving. Stay alert. Put the phone down. It can wait.


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