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.
- DeSoto County Drainage Improvements – The HRTPO has received a request from FDOT to amend the FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include the design and construction phase for a drainage improvement project on Parker Avenue from SR 70 to W Hickory Street. This project was recently added to the FDOT 5 Year Work Program and this amendment to include the project in the TIP is necessary to ensure authorization of federal funds in the current fiscal year.
- FTA Section 5310 Operating Assistance for Ridge Area ARC – The HRTPO has received a request from FDOT to amend the FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Operating Assistance funds recently awarded to Ridge Area ARC, Inc.
- Adjustment of project limits of Intersection Improvement for US 27 and SR 64 – The HRTPO has received a request from FDOT to amend the FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to clarify the project limits for an intersection improvement in Highlands County at US 27 and SR 64 and revise construction costs.
The comment period for the TIP proposed amendment begins on October 17, 2017, and comments will be accepted through October 23, 2017. The proposed TIP amendments will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on November 1, 2017, with at least seven (7) days public notice. 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 Community Engagement 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.