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Lee County, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding the State Road (SR) 78 from Evalena Lane to New Post Road project on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The in-person open house will begin at 5:00 p.m. The virtual meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to provide access management improvements along SR 78 with the intent of enhancing traffic flow and reducing crashes. Changes include converting the two-way left turn lanes along SR 78 to full median and directional turn lanes. Signing and pavement markings will be updated as well.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the public meeting. All participants, regardless of platform they choose, will participate in the same live meeting.

Virtual Option: Attend virtually from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can register in advance at fdot.cc/SR78-Evalena-to-New-Post. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. Please review the meeting materials online through the project website prior to this event.

 In-Person Option: Attend in person from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Park and Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. Attendees who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

 Website: View the materials online at swflroads.com/project/447875-1. Comments can be provided through the project website.

 For more information about the project, please contact: FDOT Project Manager, Chris Speese by email at Christopher.Speese@dot.state.fl.us, by phone at (239) 225-1973, or visit the project website at swflroads.com/project/447875-1.

Public participation is solicited 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 meeting.

Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Rose at Adam.Rose@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at (863) 519-2774.