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Input Sought on Orange Avenue Corridor Design
Public hearing to be held Nov. 19

Orlando, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing corridor improvements along Orange Avenue from Grant Street to Gore Street. In addition to resurfacing the roadway, the project includes construction of curb extensions (bulb-outs) to define on-street parking areas, raised medians in certain locations to improve safety and traffic operations, and enhanced pedestrian features in compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The project also includes minor drainage improvements, new signing and marking features, as well as signal upgrades, pedestrian lighting, and decorative, colored crosswalks near the Pulse memorial.

A project location map is attached for reference. The community is invited to learn about the proposed improvements and provide comment during a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Christ Church of Orlando located at 2200 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando. The hearing will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m., followed by the formal presentation at 6 p.m.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Tyler Burgett, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5439, or by email at tyler.burgett@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).

 

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 Jennifer Smith at jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

 

For media inquiries, please contact the FDOT Communications Office at 386-943-5593 or FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us. Project information is also available online at http://www.cflroads.com/ by searching the project number 441145-1.

 

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.

 

 

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