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Bartow, FL. –  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an alternatives public workshop for the SR 70 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study (FPID 450334-1) from CR 721 South to CR 599/128th Avenue in Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. 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
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Indian River State College (Dixon Hendry Campus)

2229 NW 9th Ave.

Okeechobee, FL 34972

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/450334-1-SR70
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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/450334-1). Materials will be posted by June 4, 2024.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can be provided through the project webpage (https://www.swflroads.com/project/450334-1) or by email (david.turley@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: David C. Turley, P.E., 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by June 25, 2024, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager David C. Turley, P.E. at (863) 519-2255.

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.