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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing regarding the SR 40 PD&E Study in Volusia County. The study evaluates widening SR 40 from four-lanes to six-lanes from Breakaway Trail to Williamson Boulevard, a distance of approximately two miles. This project is not currently funded for construction.  


The Public Hearing is Tuesday, June 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverbend Community Church located at 2080 W. Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach.  It begins with an open house at 5 p.m., where participants may review project documents and discuss the project with staff. There is a formal presentation at 6 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7 p.m. The presentation is also available online starting June 21, 2013 at: www.stateroad40.com. A location map for the hearing is enclosed.


Participants may also provide public comment directly to a court reporter at any time during the meeting. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing or by mail to Mr. John R. Freeman, Jr., Study team Project Manager,  255 E. Robinson Street, Suite 450, Orlando, FL 32801 or by e-mail to jfreeman@kittelson.com, no later than July 9, 2013. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the projects public record.


The Draft Project Development Summary Report (PDSR) containing the Draft State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) will be available for public review on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 4, 2013 to June 25, 2013, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library located at 30 South Beach Street in Ormond Beach and the DeLand Area Public Library located at 130 E. Howry Avenue in DeLand. These materials will also be available at the hearing.


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact: Study Team Project Manager Mr. John R. Freeman, Jr., at (866) 286-2254 or by e-mail to jfreeman@kittelson.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.


If you have any questions about the project or the scheduled meeting, please do not hesitate to contact FDOT Project Manager Ms. Mary McGehee, at (386) 943-5063 or mary.mcgehee@dot.state.fl.us.