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Feedback sought for SR 40 improvements at March 11 meeting

Marion County  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public information meeting regarding plans for intersection improvements along State Road (SR) 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) from US 441/SR 500 to Magnolia Avenue in Marion County. The meeting is on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in the lecture hall at 15 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471.

The meeting will be an open house from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of this public information meeting is to receive public input and to gain ideas from the local community about proposed improvement including turn lanes, median improvements, signalization enhancements, and access management improvements between SR 40 and Magnolia Avenue. FDOT staff will be available to discuss the study and answer questions.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, 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  Mark Bertoncini, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., 225 E. Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801; telephone 407-839-4006; or via email at mbertoncini@vhb.com , at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Participants may also provide public comment at any time during the meeting. Written comments can be submitted at this meeting, or by mail no later than March 18th to Mark Bertoncini, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., 225 E. Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Todd Alexander, FDOT Project Manager at Todd.Alexander@dot.state.fl.us. Media questions should be directed to Steve Olson, FDOT Public Information Manager, at 386-943-547, or, Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us.

An additional source for information on state roadway projects in Central Florida is just a click away. Visit our website at www.cflroads.com.

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