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MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding project plans to resurface Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road (S.R.) 40) from Pine Avenue (U.S. 441/U.S. 301) to NE 25thh Avenue (FPID No. 450952-1) and from NE 25th Avenue to NE 64th Avenue (FPID No. 4509521-1) in Ocala on Thursday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of these projects is to maintain the pavement and extend the life of the existing roadway and upgrade curb ramps to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

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

FDOT encourages community involvement and is offering this public meeting in a hybrid format to provide more ways to participate. All attendees, regardless of which platform they choose, will receive the same information.

In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place, 1821 NW 21st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475 anytime between 5:30 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 attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually.

Virtual Option: Interested persons may join over the Internet from a computer, tablet or mobile device at 5:30 p.m. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting bit.ly/3xtfSok. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. If using a mobile device, use the GoToWebinar app to be able to view the presentation and submit comments. If joining online, please allow adequate time to log in to view the presentation in its entirety.

Those who cannot attend the meeting may view all meeting materials, including the presentation, and provide comment through the projects’ websites at www.cflroads.com/project/450952-1 or www.cflroads.com/project/450951-1. You may also contact FDOT Project Manager Randy Turner (450952-1) directly by phone at 386-943-5207 or email at Randall.Turner@dot.state.fl.us, or FDOT Project Manager Ty Garner (450951-1) directly by phone at 386-943-5299 or email at Ty.Garner@dot.state.fl.us.


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.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Carolyn Fitzwilliam at 386-943-5215 or Carolyn.Fitzwilliam@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).