The Clewiston News

Public Hearing for State Road 29 from F Road to Cowboy Way in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public hearing about the improvements to State Road (SR) 29 from F Road to Cowboy Way in Hendry County. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.

There will be an open house at 5 p.m. during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions, followed by the formal hearing presentation at 6 p.m., after which participants may provide their verbal comments to all present. People attending the hearing can review project displays and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed widening of SR 29.

The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the widening of SR 29 (approximately 5 miles) from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. This hearing will discuss changes to proposed median openings from the concept plans shown in the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. It will also discuss minor changes to proposed right-of-way requirements.

Existing access to properties along SR 29 will change due to the addition of a median, a result of widening the road. These changes are presented in compliance with Section 335.199 Florida Statutes (Transportation projects modifying access to adjacent property).

The draft project documents and other information will be available for public view from July 18 through August 18, at the Barron Library, 461 North Main Street, in LaBelle. The library phone number is 863-675-0833, and hours are Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jamie Schley, FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at 863-519-2573, or via email at

People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact project manager, David C. Turley, P.E. at 863-519-2255 or by e-mail to at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).