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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with the City of Fort Myers, invites you to a public hearing for the right-of-way transfer of Old Metro Parkway (from Hanson Street to Metro Parkway) and Hanson Street (from Fowler Street to Old Metro Parkway).  Additionally, this hearing will present the transfer of the Billy’s Creek Bridge (FDOT structure number 120001) on First Street.  The hearing will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with information regarding the right-of-way transfer. This includes transfer of ownership from FDOT to the City of Fort Myers of both roadway segments and the bridge structure. It also provides the opportunity for the public to offer feedback about the transfer for the official hearing record.

You can participate live online or in-person. The information presented during either format will be the same and all attendees will have opportunity to comment.   

Participate in the April 18, 2024 public hearing:

IN-PERSON OPTION: April 18, 2024

Riverside Community Center

3061 E Riverside Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Anytime between 5 – 6 p.m. Open house

6 p.m. Formal presentation and testimony begins.

During the open house, attendees can review project displays and speak with the project team one-on-one.

LIVE ONLINE OPTION: April 18, 2024 at 5:45 p.m.

Register in advance: https://bitly.ws/3hbW3

5:45 p.m. Overview for how to submit comment

6 p.m. Formal presentation and comment

If you are unable to attend the hearing, comments can also be provided by email (kyle.purvis@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Kyle Purvis, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by April 28, 2024, to be included in the formal hearing record. All comments are weighted equally. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project contact Kyle Purvis at (863) 519-2395. 

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 public hearing.

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