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DELAND, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) District 5 Office will hold a week-long virtual public hearing on its Tentative Five-Year Work Program from Monday, December 5, to Friday, December 9. The purpose of the public hearing is to present the Tentative Five-Year Work Program, seek public input, and provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views on the information.

The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides direction on where and when to build transportation system improvements for fiscal years 2023/2024 through 2027/2028. The program is used to forecast funds needed for improvements across all modes of transportation such as roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, freight, trails, transit, aviation, seaports and spaceports

This work program provides proposed transportation projects for the nine (9) counties that form FDOT District Five, which includes: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. Florida's Turnpike Enterprise projects are also included in the work program.

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.

Virtual Option: Interested persons may join from a computer, tablet or mobile device. This online hearing will be open and available 24 hours a day from Monday, December 5, to Friday, December 9, for citizens to view and comment on project information at www.fdot.gov/WPPH/District5.

In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend an in-person open house on Tuesday, December 6, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. by going to the FDOT District Five Office, located at 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.

In-Person Appointment: FDOT representatives are available during this week at the FDOT District Five Office, located at 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720. You can schedule a meeting at the district office by contacting the project manager, Katherine Alexander-Corbin at 386-943-5168 or by email to D5-WPPH@dot.state.fl.us.

Comments can be made through the website at www.fdot.gov/WPPH/District5 by clicking the “Comment” button. Participants may also submit comments directly to FDOT Project Manager, Katherine Alexander-Corbin by phone at 386-943-5168, email at D5-WPPH@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 501, DeLand, Florida 32720. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by Friday, December 23, to be included in the records for this public hearing.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Katherine Alexander-Corbin at 386-943-5168 or via email at D5-WPPH@dot.state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency 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 Melissa McKinney, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, at Melissa.McKinney@dot.state.fl.us.

Para preguntas en Español: Valoramos la opinión del público sobre esta informacion e proyectos. Si usted tiene preguntas/comentarios, o desea mas información en Español, por favor comuníquese con  Katherine Alexander-Corbin al teléfono 386-943-5168, o al correo electrónico D5-WPPH@dot.state.fl.us.