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Public Hearing for Princeton Street (S.R. 438) and Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441)

Discuss “Complete Streets” Improvements for the Packing District

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with the City of Orlando and Dr. Phillips, Inc., is holding a public hearing regarding planned roadway improvements on segments of Princeton Street (State Road (S.R.) 438) and Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441) in Orlando. The recommended improvements on Princeton Street (S.R. 438) from east of John Young Parkway (S.R. 423) to east of Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441) include a four-lane divided roadway with on-street parking, 6-foot wide sidewalks, and 10-foot separated bicycle lanes. The recommended improvements on Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441) from south of Industrial Way to north of Traylor Boulevard include a four-lane divided roadway with on-street parking, 6-foot wide sidewalks, and 10-foot separated bicycle lanes. Median access changes are proposed on Princeton Street with the introduction of a raised median.

The public hearing will be held on February 26, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Northwest Neighborhood Center – 3955 W D Judge Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. The hearing will begin as an open house format at 5:30 p.m. A formal presentation will be given at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. Members of the study team will be available to answer questions and obtain input from attendees. A certified court reporter will also be present to collect and document comments, and will prepare a verbatim transcript of the presentation for the project record.

Project team members will be available to discuss the proposed improvements and to answer any questions you may have. Participants may provide public comment at any time. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting or by mail. Please send your comments no later than March 7, 2020 to Gustavo Castro, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32802, or by e-mail at gustavo.castro@orlando.gov. You can learn more about the project at orlando.gov/packingdistrict.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ryan Cunningham, by phone at 407.540.0555, or via email at rcunningham@kittelson.com, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.  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 compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Ana Palenzuela, HR Director, at ana.palenzuela@orlando.gov.

For media inquiries, please contact the FDOT Communications Office at 386-943-5593 or FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us.

 

 

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