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Bartow, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a community workshop for the Polk City Vision Plan Project in Polk City, Florida. The community workshop is being held to develop a vision plan for State Road (S.R.) 33 through Polk City. This study will prepare visual representations for S.R. 33 from Steven Drive to Yamaha Lane, and S.R. 559 and County Road (C.R.) 655 from Interstate 4 (I-4) to S.R. 33. This study will develop a high-level implementation plan to achieve this vision. The plan will include short-, mid-, and long-term before/after renderings that will address landscaping, pedestrian facilities, and high-level geometric recommendations for cross-sections of the three study roadways and major intersections along the roadways.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: You can participate in the community workshop by attending on Tuesday, May 23 at the Donald Bronson Community Center, 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City, FL 33868. This Workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning with a corridor vision plan overview and two workshop sessions to give the public the opportunity to identify needs and brainstorm solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the project displays, speak with project team members and submit comments or questions.

WEBSITE: View all materials online at whatsnextpolkcity.com. Comments can be provided through the project website and questions answered by calling the FDOT project manager Bessie Reina at (863) 519-2656.

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.

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.