FPID 439876-1 US 17 Trail Newsletter #2 (20190430)

May 2, 2019

Subject:  Notification of Alternatives Open House
               U.S. 17 Trail from State Road (S.R.) 40 to Volusia/Putnam County Line
               Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study
               Volusia County
               Financial Project ID (FPID) Number: 439876-1

Dear Government Partner: 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled an alternatives open house for the U.S. 17 Trail PD&E Study. The purpose of the study is to develop and evaluate options for a multi-use trail along U.S. 17 from S.R. 40 to the Volusia/Putnam County line, a distance of approximately 14 miles. This study is part of an effort to complete the St. Johns River to Sea (SJR2C) Loop – a 260-mile multi-use trail system that connects Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler, and Brevard counties. This open house provides interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed trail alternatives.

The open house will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Pierson Community Center, 124 West Washington Avenue, Pierson, FL 32180. The open house will be an open house format from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with no formal presentation. Participants may watch a video presentation that will be running on a continuous loop, review study information, and discuss the alternatives under consideration with FDOT staff and study team representatives at any time during the open house. 

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. David Graeber, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, by phone at (386) 943-5182 or via e-mail at david.graeber@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the open house. 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).

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 Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

If you have questions about the study or scheduled open house, please contact the FDOT Project Manager David Graeber, P.E., at 386-943-5182 or via e-mail at david.graeber@dot.state.fl.us.


Karen A. Snyder, PE

District Five Project Development Manager