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Bartow, Fla. –  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an Alternatives Public Workshop for the SR 31 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study (FPID 431298-1) from SR 70 to US 17 in DeSoto County. The Alternatives Public Workshop is being conducted to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provides the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project.

You can participate live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events.

Attend the public workshop:

In-Person Option
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Turner Agri-Civic Center
2250 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
Anytime between 5 - 7 p.m.
This will include a looping video (no formal presentation) and the project team will be available for discussion.


Live Online Option
Register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/SR31-AlternativeWorkshop
Thursday, November 9, 2023
6 – 7 p.m.
This event will include a viewing of the project video and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending (https://www.swflroads.com/project/431298-1). Materials will be posted by November 1, 2023.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can be provided through the project webpage (https://www.swflroads.com/project/431298-1) or by email (steven.andrews@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Steven A. Andrews, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by November 20, 2023, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager Steven A. Andrews at (863) 519-2270.

FDOT is sending notices to property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations within 300 feet of the project to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. 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 Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or email at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us  at least seven days prior to the workshop.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT.