Workshop on SR 29 rescheduled

Posted 10/21/22

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has rescheduled a workshop for the SR 29...

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Workshop on SR 29 rescheduled

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has rescheduled a workshop for the SR 29 Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study Re-evaluation from CR 80A (Cowboy Way) to north of CR 731 (Whidden Road) in Hendry County.

The in-person meeting will now take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the original location – LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935, and the virtual meeting will now take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. The public meeting was originally scheduled in-person for Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and virtually on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Meetings for this project are being rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.

The purpose of this PD&E Study Re-evaluation is to improve traffic operations, access, and mobility along SR 29. FDOT anticipates this project will also enhance safety along the project corridor; improve emergency evacuation; and improve access between Hendry and Glades Counties. The project will widen sidewalks along the corridor and look at improvements at the intersections of SR 29 and Cowboy Way, SR 80 at Main Street and Bridge Street, and Park Avenue at Main Street and Bridge Street. The no-build alternative, where no improvements other than routine maintenance are made to SR 29, will remain viable throughout the remainder of this study. The PD&E Study Re-evaluation Workshop is being held to present information regarding the proposed design to SR 29 and to gather feedback from the public.

You can participate in the workshop live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events, and will also be posted by November 23, 2022 on the project website.

IN-PERSON OPTION: Attend the in-person alternatives public workshop on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at LaBelle Civic Center, 481 W Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935. Visit the in-person meeting any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to view the project video and displays, speak with project team members and submit comments or questions.

LIVE ONLINE OPTION: Attend virtually on Thursday, December 1 starting at 6 p.m. This event will include a viewing of the project video and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Meeting materials will be posted to the project website (http://swflroads.com/project/417878-8) by November 23, 2022. Please review the materials before attending the virtual event. Register in advance by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5944723345688090637 or on the project website. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this event.

WEBSITE: View all materials online at (http://swflroads.com/project/417878-8). Comments can be provided through the project website and questions can be answered by calling the FDOT project manager David Agacinski at (239) 225-1924.

After reviewing the SR 29 PD&E Study Re-evaluation workshop materials, and/or participating, you may submit comments in three ways: 1) through the project website; 2) email the FDOT Project Manager (David Agacinski) at David.Agacinski@dot.state.fl.us; or 3) mail comments to David Agacinski at FDOT District One, Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by December 10, 2022, to be included in the formal workshop record.

A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period.

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