FDOT has scheduled a public hearing for July 25, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the FDOT Chiefland Maintenance Office located at 1820 South Young Boulevard, Chiefland, Florida 32626. It will begin with an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees who complete a speaker’s card will be given the opportunity to make an oral statement that will become part of the public hearing record. Persons wishing to submit written statements or other exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Amanda Farnell, 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before the 4th of August will become part of the public hearing record.
The purpose of this project is to modify an existing full median opening to a directional left turn median. The project is located on State Road 55 (U.S. 19/98) at the intersection of Northwest 21st Avenue in Chiefland. Vehicles approaching State Road 55 from Northwest 21st Avenue will be required to make a right turn only onto State Road 55. In order to increase visibility of oncoming traffic, while making left turns from State Road 55 to Northwest 21st Avenue, the turn lanes have been shifted to the left. Other improvements include updated pavement markings and signing along with minor drainage upgrades.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Monica Reifeiss at (386) 365-1604 at least seven days prior to the hearing.
Roads: State Road 55