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Marion County, Fla.The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 18, about a proposed safety improvement on U.S. 27 at NW 115th Avenue, between County Roads 326 and 225.

The proposed improvement consists of converting the full median opening to a bi-directional opening that allows traffic on U.S. 27 to make left turns onto NW 115th Avenue, while traffic on NW 115th Avenue will only be able to make right turns onto U.S. 27. This reduces the number of conflict points at the intersection; thus, improving safety.

The hearing will be at the Fellowship Baptist Church located at 10500 U.S. 27, Ocala. It 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 6 p.m., after which, participants may provide their verbal comments to all present.

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, Community Outreach Coordinator, 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

FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. Project information is also available online at www.CFLRoads.com.