Florida Department of Transportation

October 18, 2019

Subject:        2019 Work Program Public Hearing for Fiscal Years 2020/2021 – 2024/2025

Florida Department of Transportation–District Five

Dear Government Partner:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a week-long virtual public hearing for the Tentative Five-Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2020/2021 through 2024/2025, beginning Monday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m. and ending Friday, Oct. 25, at 12 a.m. This online hearing will be open and available 24 hours a day for citizens to view and comment on project information at www.d5wpph.com.

The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides direction on where and when to build transportation system improvements, and is used to forecast funds needed for improvements across all modes of transportation including: Roadway, Bicycle, Freight, Seaports, Enhancement Projects (Trails and Sidewalks), Multimodal Transit (Passenger Operations), Pedestrian, Aviation, and Space.

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the Tentative Five-Year Work Program, seek public input, and provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views on the information. The Tentative Five-Year Work Program provides proposed improvements for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, as well as the nine counties that form District Five: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

There will also be a public information outreach meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 at the FDOT District Five Office in the Cypress A and B Conference Rooms located at 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720.  Staff will be available in-person to answer questions during this meeting.

Participants may provide comments at any time during the online public hearing.  Written comments may also be submitted by mail, no later than Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 to District Secretary Michael Shannon, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should also contact Mary Schoelzel, by phone at 386-943-5798, or via email to mary.schoelzel@dot.state.fl.us 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).

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 at jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

For additional information pertaining to this meeting, please contact Mary Schoelzel at mary.schoelzel@dot.state.fl.us or visit the project website at www.d5wpph.com.


Michael Shannon, P.E.

District Five Secretary


Florida Department of Transportation

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