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S.R. 50 (State Road 50) Widening Open House Planned


Sumter County, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites the community to learn about the proposed widening of State Road (S.R.) 50 from east of U.S. 301 in Hernando County to east of County Road (C.R.) 478A in Sumter County at an open house on Thursday, Nov. 14.

The open house will be held at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, FL 33523, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to view project exhibits and a looping video presentation, speak with project team members, and provide input.

The project would widen S.R. 50 from two lanes to four lanes, and is part of a greater effort addressing existing and future congestion and delays, improving safety and traffic flow, and allowing the S.R. 50 corridor to operate at an improved level of service for all users. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are also being evaluated as part of this project.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jude Jean-Francois, FDOT Project Manager, District Five by email at jude.jean-francois@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5487, at least seven (7) days prior to the open house. 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 Jennifer Smith, 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 386-943-5593. Project information is also available online at www.CFLRoads.com by searching the project number 435859-2 or 435859-3.

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.