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 Bartow, Fla. –  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an Alternatives Public Information Meeting for the State Road (SR) 72 (Clark Road) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study (FPID 444634-1) from east of I-75 to Lorraine Road in Sarasota County. The Alternatives Public Information Meeting 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 meeting:

In-Person Option
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Twin Lakes Park, Green Building

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
5 - 7 p.m. open house
This will include a looping video (no formal presentation) and the project team will be available for discussion.

Live Online Option
Register in advance: fdot.cc/SR_72_PDE
Thursday, October 12, 2023
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 (swflroads.com/project/444634-1). Materials will be posted by September 27, 2023.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can be provided through the project webpage (swflroads.com/project/444634-1) or by email (steven.andrews@dot.state.fl.us) or mail (FDOT District One, Attn: Steven Andrews, 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by October 23, 2023, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager Steven Andrews at (863) 519-2270.

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 (see the attached newsletter). FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. In accordance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, FDOT is seeking comments concerning the effects of the project on the activities, features, and attributes of Twin Lakes Park. 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.