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Feedback Opportunity for Improvements on U.S. 441 at Blanton Lane and Hilltop Road

Learn More About Safety Enhancements to Median Openings


Lake County, Fla. – Safety improvements on U.S. 441 at Blanton Lane and Hilltop Road are the focus of a public hearing to be held by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Thursday, March 5, at 5 p.m. at the Activity Center at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, located at 601 N. Barrow Ave., Tavares, FL 32778. 

The purpose of the project is to improve safety by converting the full median openings at Blanton Lane and Hilltop Road to bi-directional openings. These changes will allow eastbound traffic on U.S. 441 to make a left turn onto Three Lakes Park, and westbound traffic to make a left turn onto Hilltop Road and Blanton Lane. Traffic from Blanton Lane, Hilltop Road and Three Lakes Park will only be able to turn right onto U.S. 441.


The hearing will begin as an informational open house, where attendees can view displays and other project information. Staff also will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The presentation will then begin at 6 p.m., followed by public comments.


Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Erin Kleinfelt, Community Outreach Coordinator, by phone at 407-764-0006, or via email at erin@valerin-group.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 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.



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