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Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study from Babcock Street to Micco Road

Brevard County- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, has scheduled a public hearing to present the I-95 and Palm Bay Parkway Southern Interchange proposed alternative on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sunrise Elementary School located at 1651 Mara Loma Boulevard, Palm Bay, Florida 32909.  The hearing will begin with an informal open house at 5 pm when people can review displays and talk one-on-one with FDOT staff and the project team. The Department will make a formal presentation at 6 pm, followed by a public comment period. A project map showing the study area and hearing location is attached. 

The PD&E study is being conducted to evaluate a new interchange along I-95, approximately 1.5 miles north of Micco Road. The study is also evaluating a multi-lane connector road connecting the proposed Palm Bay Parkway/St Johns Heritage Parkway from Babcock Street to Micco Road, a distance of approximately four (4) miles.  These improvements are being evaluated to enhance social and economic needs, address future travel demand and provide for enhanced mobility in the City of Palm Bay and Southern Brevard County. The public hearing is being conducted to obtain input from elected and appointed officials, property owners/tenants, business owners/operators, and other interested parties.

Additional right-of-way is required. The proposed right-of-way is programmed for donation by the adjacent property owners. FDOT carries out a right-of-way acquisition and relocation program in accordance with Section 339.09, Florida Statutes and Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970 as amended. Potential encroachments on wetlands and floodplains have been identified as a result of this study and may be given special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.

If you would like to review the project documents prior to the public hearing, they will be available to the public beginning Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Palm Bay Library located at 1520 Port Malabar Boulevard, Palm Bay, Florida 32905. The documents will remain on display through Friday, June 20, 2014. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the project website at www.palmbayinterchange.com .

This hearing is held in accordance with Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations Part 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes. It is developed in compliance with Title VI and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.

People with disabilities who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. John R. Freeman, Jr., Consultant Team Project Manager, by telephone at (407) 540-0555 or (866) 286-2254, or by e-mail to jfreeman@kittelson.com. Project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Freeman, or Ms. Mary McGehee, FDOT Project Manager, at (386) 943-5063 or by email to mary.mcgehee@dot.state.fl.us .