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Combee Road (State Road 659) from US 98 to North Crystal Lake Drive
Polk County, FL

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Public Hearing
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November 11, 2021 -- December 2, 2021

Comment period will be OPEN for


The purpose of this hearing is to present information about the selected alternative and all analysis completed to date, as well as to provide the opportunity to offer feedback on the project for the hearing record.

Let's get started.

Please review the project information below under the Project video and Hearing materials sections.
Then proceed to the third section (How to submit comments) to provide comment.
Click here to skip straight to submitting a comment.

Project video

Please watch the project video below for overall project information.

If you are having trouble with sound or video connection, download a pdf copy of the project video.

Hearing materials

Download the hearing materials below for additional information.

thumbnail of hearing handout in English Handout
An overview of the project and
all current project information


thumbnail of Schedule board Schedule
Project schedule for current phase (PD&E)
thumbnail of Title VI statutes board Title VI
Information for Title VI statute that this hearing follows
thumbnail of Crash History board Crash History
Graphs with the crash history and locations within the project limits
thumbnail of Funding board Funding
The breakdown of changes to the median for the selected alternative
thumbnail of Section 4(f) board Section 4(f)
Details of potential de minimis impact to Section 4(f) resources on the project
thumbnail of evaluation matrix board Evaluation Matrix
Comparison of effects of all proposed alternatives
(includes no-build)


thumbnail of Roundabouts board Roundabouts
Details of the proposed roundabouts at the Main Avenue and Skyview Drive intersections
thumbnail of Typical Sections board Typical Sections
Breakdown of proposed roadway elements
thumbnail of Roll Plot Roll Plot
Aerial map of the entire project area with the preferred alternative


Don't forget to review the technical documents! Click here to view them online.

How to submit comments

Written comments

Submit a written comment on or before December 2, 2021 to be included as a part of the hearing record.

Email: patrick.bateman@dot.state.fl.us
Mail: use this comment form and mail to the pre-printed address. (Postmarked by December 2, 2021)
Website: Contact Us page or use the form below


You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by December 2, 2021 to be included in the record for this hearing.

Phone line

Patrick Bateman, PE, Project Representative
(863) 519 - 2792

If you have a question about the project and would like to speak to someone directly, please leave a message with your contact information and availability and a member of the project team will return your call. Someone will return your call within 2 business days.
Remember: You can leave a question on our dedicated phone line until December 2, 2021 (if you wish to submit a comment for the record after your call has been returned, you will still be able to do so).








If you need ADA or Translation Services:
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at cynthia.sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days before the hearing event.

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