LSPOA News


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting
an Alternatives Public Meeting as part of the Project Development and
Environment (PD&E) study of County Road (CR) 769 (Kings Highway) in
Charlotte and Desoto Counties. The public meeting is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10548 SW CR 769, Lake
Suzy, Florida 34269.

The study limits are Kings Highway from South Kingsway Circle in Charlotte
County to Peace River Street in Desoto County. At this public meeting, FDOT
will display information about Build alternatives that would widen Kings
Highway to a four-lane divided highway within the study limits and show a
video that will play continuously explaining the alternatives. A No-Build
alternative is also under consideration, and will remain a viable
alternative as the study continues.

The meeting will be an open house format where people can ask questions and
provide comments to FDOT representatives in a one-on-one setting. Written
comments will be accepted at the public meeting or mail comments postmarked
by March 19, 2018 to Joshua Jester, E.I., FDOT project manager, at P.O. Box
1249, Bartow, FL 33931-1249, by telephone at 863-519-2251 ,
toll-free at 1-800-292-3368, Ext. 2251 or by email to
joshua.jester@dot.state.fl.us. Comments can also be submitted on the
project website www.cr769kingshighway.com. Your comments are an important
part of this PD&E study.

FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national
origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People requiring
special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who
require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley,
District One Title VI Coordinator, at 863-519-2573 or by
email at jamie.schley@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the
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. § 327 and a Memorandum of
Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.

For more information about the Kings Highway PD&E study, please contact
Joshua Jester, as referenced above, or visit the project website
www.cr769kingshighway.com.