State Road (SR) 544 (Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 5th Street Northwest to 1st Street North in Winter Haven (FPID: 447877-1); SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard NW) at US 17 in Winter Haven (FPID: 447874-1); and SR 555 (US 17) at Crystal Beach Road in Eagle Lake (FPID: 447854-1)
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One invites you to attend a public meeting on January 11, 2022, as part of the design process for proposed safety improvements on all three of these projects: State Road (SR) 555 (US 17) at Crystal Beach Road in Eagle Lake (FPID: 447854-1); SR 544 (Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 5th Street Northwest to 1st Street North in Winter Haven (FPID: 447877-1); and SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard NW) at US 17 in Winter Haven (FPID: 447874-1). The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present information and obtain input on the project design.
An Open House from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. will present an opportunity for in-person attendees to view project exhibits and speak with FDOT staff. During that time remote attendees may view project exhibits on this website, www.swflroads.com/combined/sr555andsr554/, and may log into GoToWebinar or dial in to the meeting audio. There will be a looping presentation at the in-person location which will include details on all three projects. That same presentation will be shown to virtual attendees shortly after the meeting opens at 5:30 p.m.
- In person at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One, Conference Center, 801-A N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. All in-person attendees will be encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including social distancing. Masks are optional. Participants who are not feeling well should utilize a remote attendance option.
- Online using an electronic device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
- Over the phone by requesting the presentation slides at least seven (7) days in advance of the event and dialing 1-562-247-8422 and code 122-641-037 upon the start of the event. This will enable over-the-phone attendees to review the slides while listening to the presentation.
- After the event by viewing a recording of the public meeting presentation and project exhibits, on this project website under “Documents and Publications.”
REGISTER TO ATTEND
Advance registration will allow the project team to anticipate social distancing needs and discuss remote participation options with attendees. All attendees planning to join in person are requested to register in advance of the public meeting by emailing or calling the Project Manager, Joe Lauk, at Joe.Lauk@dot.state.fl.us or 863-519-2525. Be prepared with the attendee’s name, email address and phone number. If joining online, you will need to register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5072071747770128395.
All interested persons are invited to give comments on the project. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to talk with project team members during the open house. Online attendees will be able submit their questions in the question box. All written questions or comments will be responded to in writing following the public meeting. Comments received or postmarked to the Project Manager, Joe Lauk, by January 21, 2022, will be included in the public record.
Joe Lauk, Project Manager (Consultant)
Florida Department of Transportation – District One
801 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
This meeting has been developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact District One Title VI Coordinator Cynthia Sykes at (863) 519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the Public Meeting. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may use the Florida Relay Service (TDD: 1-800-955-8771 or Voice: 1-800-955-8770) to contact FDOT regarding this project.
Comuníquese con nosotros: Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si tiene preguntas o comentarios, o simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestra representante en español es: Juan Martin, 786-535-9455.