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Lee County, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding the State Road (SR) 865 from Linda Loma Drive to Kelly Road project on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The in-person public meeting (open house format) 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 improvements along SR 865 with the intent of enhancing safety along the corridor. Proposed improvements include constructing chicanes, or concrete traffic islands, which will narrow the roadway to discourage speeding. The chicanes will be constructed in each direction on SR 865. Two additional traffic islands are proposed within the existing two-way left-turn lane for additional traffic calming. Additional improvements include installation of new signage and pavement markings. The Department is also exploring additional safety improvements as the design project progresses.

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/SR865-LindaLoma-to-Kelly. 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 Cinnamon Cove Clubhouse, 11650 Caravel Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Attendees who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

 Website: View the materials online at swflroads.com/project/447880-1. 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/447880-1.

 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.