Meeting to be held for widening of State Road 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County Line

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding the design plans to widen SR 29 from SR 82 to the Hendry County line in Collier County.

The public information meeting is on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 2685 SR 29 North, Immokalee, FL 34142.

The proposed improvements include widening the existing two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. The existing right of way width is 200 feet and additional right of way will be acquired from the west side. The proposed improvement includes two newly constructed 12-foot travel lanes, a 40-foot grassed median, six-foot inside shoulders, eight-foot outside shoulders and ditches on both sides of the roadway to convey stormwater to an existing offsite pond. The expansion of SR 29 to four lanes is anticipated to improve traffic mobility, enhance safety, emergency access, and truck access within Collier County.

The meeting is an open house format from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during which staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The purpose of the meeting is to present information and to obtain comments about the proposed widening plans for this segment of SR 29. You can attend anytime during the open house to review project information and talk one-on-one with the design team.

In the event that the public meeting cannot be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 due to severe weather or other unforeseen conditions, it will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center located at 2685 SR 29 North, Immokalee, Florida.

FDOT solicits public participation 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 Cynthia Sykes, Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287 or by email at People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Tammy Sutton, District One ADA Coordinator, at (863) 519-2517 or by email at at least seven days prior to the public kickoff meeting.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. ยง 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.

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