The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study Re-evaluation for proposed improvements to SR 29 from CR 80A (Cowboy Way) to north of CR 731 (Whidden Rd) in Hendry County. These improvements are intended to improve traffic operations, access, and mobility along SR 29. FDOT anticipates this project will also enhance safety along the project corridor; improve emergency evacuation; and improve access between Hendry and Glades Counties. The project will widen sidewalks along the corridor and look at improvements at the intersections of SR 29 and Cowboy Way, SR 80 at Main Street and Bridge Street, and Park Avenue at Main Street and Bridge Street. The no-build alternative, where no improvements other than routine maintenance are made to SR 29, will remain viable throughout the remainder of this study.
UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOP – NEW DATE – 11/30/22 and 12/1/22
FDOT has rescheduled an upcoming public workshop. The meeting will now take place on [day, date, at 5 p.m. at the original location – LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The public meeting was originally scheduled in-person for Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and virtually on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Meetings for this project are being rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.
The purpose of this workshop is to share the alternatives and analysis completed to date, and to provide the public an opportunity to comment for the official workshop record. Read the Public Involvement section below for all information.
UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOP
Here are the ways you can participate in the upcoming workshop. Materials will be the same at all events, so attending every event is not necessary.
11/23/22 Workshop Materials Posted
Beginning on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, materials will be listed in the Project Documents box below. You will be able to submit comments online if you are unable to attend a live event.
Wednesday November 30, 2022 In-Person Workshop
LaBelle Civic Center
481 W Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935
5:30 – 7 p.m. open house
View workshop materials, talk to the project team, and submit comments.
Thursday, December 1, 2022 Live Online Workshop - (Advanced registration required)
You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the workshop from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. (Note: Internet Explorer cannot be used for this event)
If you have previously registered for the original October 27th virtual meeting, your registration will be moved to the new meeting date and you will receive an email with updated meeting information.
Review the materials online prior to the event. Participate in an online presentation and live question & answer session with the project team.
How to submit comments
You may submit comments in the following ways
- During the live in-person event
- Online through the project website (use the contact box on the right)
- Email the project manager (David.Agacinski@dot.state.fl.us)
- By mail: FDOT District One, Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913
You are able to provide written comment about the project at any time, but comments must be submitted by Saturday, December 10, 2022 to be included in the record for this workshop. You may also call the project manager (phone number to the right) if you have questions before you submit your comment.
If you need ADA or Translation Services:
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days before the live event you plan to attend.
The Florida Department of Transportation is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Anyone wishing to express concern about Title VI should contact Cynthia Sykes at the information above.
This meeting will be advertised according to federal and state statutes in the following places:
On this project website
Email to public officials and interested parties
Newsletter to local property owners near the project
FDOT’s Public Notices website