Proposed improvements consist of 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. These safety improvements will help reduce the number of conflict points at these intersections.
The public hearing will be Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Activity Center at First United Methodist Church of Tavares, 601 N. Barrow Avenue, Tavares, FL 32778. The hearing will begin as an informational open house at 5 p.m. and the formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by public comments.
A court reporter will be present to record proceedings, and assist with comments, as part of the project record. Written comments can be submitted at the hearing, sent by mail to Dave Mixon, Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard M.S. 562, DeLand, FL 32720-6834; or emailed to Dave.Mixon@dot.state.fl.us no later than Monday, March 16, 2020. All written and oral comments will become part of the project’s public record.
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.
For more information, please contact FDOT Project Manager Dave Mixon at 386-943-5368, or email Dave.Mixon@dot.state.fl.us.