SJR2C Informational Public Meeting Press Release

St. Johns River to Sea Loop PD&E Study

From Lake Beresford Park to Grand Avenue in Volusia County

Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study

Financial Project ID Number: 439874-1-22-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning a PD&E study for a portion of the St. Johns River to Sea Loop Trail. The limits of the study extend from Lake Beresford Park to Grand Avenue in DeLand, in Volusia County, a distance of approximately 3.6 miles. A project location map is provided as an attachment to this email.

The St. Johns River to Sea Loop is a 260-mile trail system that will link together several communities including St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Titusville, DeLand, and Palatka. The PD&E study is evaluating options for a multi-use trail that will close the 3.6-mile gap between existing trails terminating within Lake Beresford Park to the south and at the junction of Grand Avenue and Minnesota Avenue to the north.

At this time, the study team is in the process of collecting engineering and environmental data and developing multi-use trail alternatives. An informational public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Volusia County’s Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, in the First Floor Training Room, located at 123 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720. This public meeting is the first of two meetings being held throughout the 18-month study. The meeting will be an open house format with no formal presentation. People are welcome to attend anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to view current project information and speak to project team members. The public can also submit formal comments at this meeting about the project.

Please note that while the building address is on Indiana Avenue, the building entrance and all parking is located on West Rich Avenue. Please visit the project webpage at (search by number 439874-1). Notices and other project information will be saved on the webpage throughout the life of the study.

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

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact FDOT Project Mary McGehee at (386) 943-5063 or by e-mail to, 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).

For additional information on the study, please contact FDOT Project Manager Mary McGehee, by mail at Florida Department of Transportation, District Five, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, Deland, Florida 32720-6834, by phone at 386-943-5063 or email at

Project Location Map