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A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

Location: Trinity Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall
Address: 3305 E. CR 468, Wildwood, FL 34785 (click here for map)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6 p.m.

On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), you are invited to a public hearing for the proposed improvements to US 301 from County Road (CR) 470 East to State Road (SR) in Sumter County, a distance of eight miles. The project proposes to widen US 301 from a two-lane to a four-lane roadway, to realign a portion of US 301 south of the City of Coleman, and to reconstruct the Florida's Turnpike interchange at US 301 as a diverging diamond interchange, while minimizing potential impacts to the natural and human environments.

The hearing will be Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Trinity Baptist Church-Fellowship Hall, 3305 E. CR 468, Wildwood, FL 34785. The hearing will begin as an informational open house, during which time project displays and other information will be available for review. Staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

This public hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. The Preliminary Engineering Report and other pertinent information will be available for public review on the study website and on weekdays from Monday, Nov. 12 through Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Sumter County Government Offices, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785. The material will also be available at the public hearing and on the project website, www.us301sumter.com.

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 Mary McGehee, Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, MS 501, DeLand, FL 32720 or emailed to Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us no later than Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. All written and oral comments will become a part of the public hearing record.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary McGehee, FDOT PD&E Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5063, or via email at Mary.McGehee@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).

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 by phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

A notification letter is being sent to all property owners and tenants within at least 300 feet of either side of the proposed project and to other public officials, regulatory agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the project.

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 Florida Department of Transportation (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.

 

 

To submit a comment about the study, click here.