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Feedback Opportunity for S.R. 551 (Goldenrod Road) Resurfacing and Safety Improvements


Orange County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5-7 p.m. about proposed safety improvements on State Road (S.R.) 551 (Goldenrod Road). The hearing will be held at the Orlando Wesleyan Church.

The hearing will begin as an informational open house at 5 p.m., during which time project displays and other information will be available for review. Staff also will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., after which, participants may provide their verbal comments to all present.

The project proposes to resurface Goldenrod Road from S.R. 15 (Hoffner Avenue) to S.R. 552 (Curry Ford Road), and from S.R. 50 (East Colonial Drive) to S.R. 426 (Aloma Avenue). Additional proposed improvements consist of:

·         Converting the full median opening at Old Goldenrod Road to a directional opening, which allows southbound vehicles on Goldenrod Road to make a left turn onto Old Goldenrod Road, but westbound vehicles from Old Goldenrod Road will be limited to right turn only

·         Providing left turn access on Goldenrod Road for emergency vehicles from St. Florian Way

·         Converting the full median opening at Sun Key Boulevard/Waunatta Court to a northbound/southbound directional opening that provides an area for only one direction of traffic to make a left turn onto Sun Key Boulevard/Waunatta Court; however, traffic from Sun Key Boulevard/Waunatta Court will only be able to turn right onto Goldenrod Road

·         Installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of North Palmetto Avenue and North Goldenrod Road

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 Specialist, by phone at 407-508-0839, or via email at kelly@valerin-group.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 the FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator at Jennifer.Smith2@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. Project information is also available online at www.CFLRoads.com.

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


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