The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces the start of a seven-day public comment and review period for proposed amendments to the FY 2017/18 through FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) requested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The TIP is a list of funded transportation projects covering a period of five years. Adopted each year in June, the TIP is updated by amendment throughout the year to ensure authorization of federal funds.
The proposed amendment includes:
- Highlands Right-of-Way Phase for Turn Lane Project – The HRTPO has received a request from FDOT to amend the FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to add state funds for a Right-of-Way phase in the current fiscal year for Project #435066-1 in Highlands County adding a right turn lane on SR 17 at CR17A. This amendment is necessary to ensure authorization of federal funds in the current Fiscal Year 2017/2018.
The comment period for the TIP proposed amendment begins on April 11, 2018, and comments will be accepted through April 17, 2018. The proposed TIP amendments will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on April 18, 2018. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the meeting before Board action is taken.
Printed copies are available upon request. Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Engagement and Mobility Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.