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US 27 PD&E Study

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Public Hearing #2 Held


Draft study reports displayed at public hearing


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Public Hearing Held

The FDOT, District One, held a public hearing as part of the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study of US 27 from the Highlands County line to north of State Road (SR) 60 in Polk County. The public hearing was Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the South Lake Wales Church of God, 210 Presidents Drive, Lake Wales, Florida.

Tony Sherrard, project manager, presided at the hearing. Aerial photographs with the recommended alternative and poster boards were displayed. A project handout was provided to attendees.

A total of 64 persons registered at the public hearing. FDOT presented a video about the project, which included a summary of the need for the facility; advantages and disadvantages of the recommended build alternative and the no-build alternative; and socio-economic and environmental impacts.

Public testimony followed the presentation. Five persons spoke for the public record at the hearing. FDOT received an additional 19 comment sheets, comments submitted on the study web site, e-mails, and letters at the hearing and during a subsequent 10-day comment period.

For more information about the US 27 study, please contact project manager Tony Sherrard at 863-519-2304 or e-mail antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us.


Draft study reports displayed at the public hearing


Administrative
Engineering
Environmental

FDOT holds public information meeting

FDOT held a public information meeting on September 19, 2013, to present alternatives for widening US 27 from the Highlands County line to north of SR 60 in Polk County and for improving the US 27/SR 60 interchange. Forty-five people attended the two-hour open house at Warner University Ratzlaff Administration Building in Lake Wales.

The study team discussed project issues with people who viewed aerial photographs of the alternatives. A continuously running video explained the US 27 study process. Interested people completed comment sheets and emailed comments to FDOT project manager Tony Sherrard. The study team reviews the comments to determine if suggestions can be included in the conceptual design that we will display at a formal public hearing tentatively scheduled for winter 2016.