FDOT Public Meeting – Pioneer Trail Interchange Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study

May 16, 2018

Subject:        Notification of Public Kickoff Meeting

Interstate 95 (I-95) at Pioneer Trail Interchange from Williamson Boulevard to Turnbull Bay Road
Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study
Volusia County
FPID: 436292-1-22-02
ETDM No.: 14193

Dear Government Partner:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a public kickoff meeting for the I-95 at Pioneer Trail Interchange PD&E study, from Williamson Boulevard to Turnbull Bay Road in Volusia County. The objective of the study is to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed I-95/Pioneer Trail interchange and assess the proposed project’s impact on the social, economic, cultural, natural and physical environment.

The purpose of the proposed interchange at I-95 and Pioneer Trail is to relieve traffic congestion on the two adjacent interchanges north and south of the project: I-95 at State Road 421/Dunlawton Avenue and I-95 at State Road 44/Lytle Avenue. The project also aims to support economic development associated with existing and approved developments, including three Developments of Regional Impact.

The public kickoff meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.  This meeting will be held in an informal, open-house format and is an opportunity to introduce the project and study process, present information regarding existing conditions, and receive feedback.

A letter of invitation is also being sent to property owners and tenants within at least 300 feet of either side of the proposed project and to other public officials, regulatory agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the project.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project is being, or has been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Heather Grubert, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, by phone at (386) 943-5540 or via e-mail at heather.grubert@dot.state.fl.us at least seven 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 by email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

If you require further information, please contact the FDOT Project Manager, Ms. Heather Grubert, P.E., at 386-943-5540 or via e-mail at heather.grubert@dot.state.fl.us.

Amy M. Sirmans, P.E.
District Five Project Development Manager