The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold an Alternatives Public Workshop to discuss the SR 70 from Jefferson Avenue/Placid Lakes Boulevard to County Road 29 Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study in Highlands County, Florida. The public meeting “open house” is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The study is evaluating widening the existing two-lane undivided roadway to four lanes and adding shoulders and a 10-foot detached multi-use path.
The purpose of this meeting is to present and obtain comments on the widening alternatives. Department representatives will be available during the meeting to informally discuss the project and answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to come to this meeting at any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to review the proposed transportation improvements. FDOT will hold meeting to give interested people the opportunity to review displays and talk one-on-one with staff.
FDOT is notifying all property owners located within 300 feet of the project limits using the attached newsletter. The meeting is also advertised in the Florida Administrative Register and in Highlands Today.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, at 863-519-2573 or by email at email@example.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.
For more information about the project, please contact Steven Andrews, Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation at (863) 519-2270 or Steven.Andrews@dot.state.fl.us or visit the project website at www.swflroads.com/sr70/jeffersontocr29.
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.