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Brevard County, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding alternatives for the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study on State Road (S.R.) 524 from Friday Road (south) to Industry Road in Brevard County on Tuesday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m.

This PD&E study is being conducted to determine the location and conceptual design of the preferred roadway improvements, and the associated social, economic, and environmental effects of the improvements. The proposed roadway improvements include widening the current two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. In addition to evaluating a no build alternative, the study is evaluating several alternatives to improve mobility and enhance multi-modal opportunities, including bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of platform they choose, will receive the same information on the proposed project.

Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8305004263653231375

Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 1-562-247-8422 and entering the passcode 160-006-436 when prompted.

In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to City of Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922 on Tuesday May 4. The in-person meeting will be an open house where participants can stop by anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person open house option, please contact the FDOT Project Manager Lorena Cucek at 386-943-5392 or lorena.cucek@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 501, DeLand, Florida 32720.

Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/437983-1 prior to the meeting.

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.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Lorena Cucek at 386-943-5392 or lorena.cucek@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are meeting or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.