The proposed project consists of constructing a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 37 and Pinecrest Road, with signing, pavement markings, crosswalks (future), and landscaping; and removing the existing mast arm traffic signals. The existing open swale drainage system will be modified to accommodate the roundabout and to correct drainage that is currently deficient; two 36-inch cross drains and one 24-inch cross drain have been analyzed for structural sufficiency.
The roundabout with an Inscribed Circle Diameter (overall outside diameter) of up to 140 feet, a central island, a 20-feet-wide circulating lane and will be designed for future sidewalk that will extend to the roadway (shoulders/bike lanes).
Title: Public Meeting
Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One invites you to attend a hybrid
public meeting on April 20, 2023, as part of the design process for a proposed roundabout at the
intersection of State Road (SR) 37 and County Road (CR) 640 (Pinecrest Road) in the City of
Mulberry, Polk County. The proposed project design will construct a single-lane roundabout to
help reduce the amount of serious accidents at that intersection. The purpose of the hybrid public
meeting is to present information and obtain input on the project design.
The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All
participants, regardless of platform they choose, will receive the same information on the
• Virtual Option: Virtual option: Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1220648552139985243Interested persons may join from a computer, tablet, or mobile device at 5:30 p.m. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting
https://bit.ly/3TibC1C. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting online. Please use Chrome or Microsoft
Edge as your internet browser to register or attend this webinar. If joining online, please
allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.
• Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by
dialing 1-405-655-0060 and entering the passcode 571-655-878 when prompted.
• In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the
Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th Street, Mulberry, FL 33860, anytime between 5:30
p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project
team members and submit comments or questions. If attending in person, please
remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please
consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.
Participate after the event by viewing a recording of the public meeting presentation, and project
exhibits, on the project website at www.swflroads.com/project/445438-1.
All interested persons are invited to give comments on the project. In-person and online
attendees will have the opportunity to submit written comments during the hybrid public
meeting. Comments received or postmarked to the FDOT Project Manager, Michelle Buitron,
P.E., by May 1, 2023, will be included in the public record.
Michelle Buitron, P.E.
FDOT Project Manager
801 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
FDOT is sending notices that comply with F.S. 339.155 to all property owners and tenants whose
property lies wholly or partially within at least 300 feet of the centerline of the proposed project
limits. This does not mean that their property will be directly affected, nor does it limit
participation in the hybrid public meeting to those individuals.
This meeting has been developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin,
age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. For more information, you can contact District One
Title VI Coordinator Cynthia Sykes at 863-519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least
seven days prior to the public meeting.
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or
persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact District One ADA
Coordinator Tammy Sutton at 863-519-2517 or at Tammy.Sutton@dot.state.fl.us at least seven
days prior to the public meeting. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may use the
Florida Relay Service (TDD: 1-800-955-8771 or Voice: 1-800-955-8770) to contact FDOT
regarding this project.
We encourage you and your constituents to participate in this hybrid public meeting and to
submit comments on the project. If you have any questions about the public meeting process or
the project proposal, please contact me at 863-519-2305 or Michelle.Buitron@dot.state.fl.us.