Feedback Opportunity for NASA Causeway Bridge Improvements
Brevard County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing for the NASA Causeway Bridge Project Development and Environment Study. The hearing will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at the New Life Christian Center, 6755 S. Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780.
The existing bridge was built in 1964 to connect Titusville to Merritt Island. The study will document the need for proposed improvements, which may include bridge replacement, and evaluate and document the potential impacts associated with the bridge improvement alternatives to the physical, natural, social and cultural environment. Participants may review study information and discuss the study with FDOT staff at any time during the meeting.
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, by email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
The project documents will be available for public review prior to the public hearing from on Thursday, Sept., 26, 2019, through Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at the Titusville Public Library, 2121 S Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780 (Mon. and Tues. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wed. through Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), or the FDOT District Five Office, 517 S Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720 (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri.).
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary McGehee, FDOT project manager, by phone at 386-943-5063, or by email at Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us. 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).
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.
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