FDOT Hearing Goes Online

DeLand – Beginning December 5, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five will hold a week-long public hearing for its Tentative Five Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2017/2018 through 2021/2022, which used to forecast funds needed for transportation system improvements. The online hearing provides information on projects across nine counties in East-Central Florida. The effort includes public information outreaches.

The annual public hearing will be held online December 5-9, 2016 at www.D5WPPH.com. The material will be available 24 hours a day, and can be reviewed any time during the online hearing dates.

The public hearing and public information outreaches will include consideration of proposed projects for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The work program outlines transportation improvements for all modes of transportation including:

 Roadway Multi-modal transit
 Bicycle Pedestrian
 Freight Aviation
 Seaports Space
 Enhancement projects, such as trails

The Five Year Work Program also provides clear direction on where to build projects, when to build projects, and how to fund projects. It is the department’s mission to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of our environment and community.

Here is the schedule for the online public hearing, and the locations for the public information outreach day. FDOT staff will be present at all of the public information outreach locations, and available to answer questions.

ONLINE Public Hearing:
FDOT-District Five, Tentative Five-Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2017/2018 through 2021/2022
Dates: Monday-Friday, Dec. 5-9, 2016
Location:  www.D5WPPH.com

Public Information Outreach (same date and time for all locations):

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Brevard County:
Cocoa Civic Center Ballroom
430 Delannoy Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922


Flagler/Volusia Counties: 
River to Sea TPO Conference Room
2570 W. International Speedway Blvd. Suite 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Lake/Sumter Counties:  
Lake/Sumter MPO Board Room
1616 S. 14th Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748


Marion County:
Ocala/Marion County TPO
121 SE Watula Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34471

Orange/Seminole/Osceola Counties:
MetroPlan Orlando Office Board Room
250 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200
Orlando, Florida 32801

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 by phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Demond Hazley, Consultant Project Manager, by phone at 407-839-4006, or via email at dhazley@vhb.com 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).

Commenting options will be available during the online hearings. Written comment from all interested parties will be accepted by the department for a period of ten (10) days after the proceedings. Comments should be addressed to: Noranne Down, District Secretary 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the public record.

The presentation of the Department’s Tentative Five Year Work Program will be available through a webcast. Please check the website at: www.D5WPPH.com for the availability in your area. Need more information? Contact: Vickie Wyche, Florida Department of Transportation MPO Liaison, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida, 32720, 386-943-5185, email: vickie.wyche@dot.state.fl.us

Media inquiries should be directed to Steve Olson, FDOT Public Information Manager at 386-943-5479 or by email at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us.