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ORANGE AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an Alternatives Public Information Meeting regarding project mobility and safety improvements for S.R. 535 from U.S. 192 to north of World Center Drive (S.R. 536) on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. The purpose of this Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is to develop and evaluate improvements to S.R. 535 that will accommodate future traffic and to provide safety enhancements for all users. 

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 bit.ly/SR535PDEhttps://bit.ly/SR535PDE. 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. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.

Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-568-4108 and entering the passcode 418-472-754 when prompted.

In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Embassy Suites – Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. There will be no charge for parking. The in-person meeting will be an open house where participants can stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/437174-2 prior to the meeting.

FDOT is sending notices to nearby property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to offer comments and express their views regarding this project and the proposed improvements.

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.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and FDOT.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David Graeber, P.E. at 386-943-5392 or David.Graeber@dot.state.fl.us 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).