The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public meeting regarding project plans on U.S. 17 from south of Spring Street to Lake Winona Road in DeLeon Springs on Thursday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to increase capacity and improve safety by widening this segment of U.S. 17 from two to four lanes. Additional details are available in the attached project information handout. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.

The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of which platform they choose, will participate in the same live meeting.

  • Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting www.tinyurl.com/us17vpm. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. If joining online, please allow adequate time to log in to view the presentation in its entirety.
  • Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 1-866-901-6455 and entering the passcode 646-211-408 when prompted.
  • In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Calvary Full Gospel Church, 5455 U.S. 17, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130 anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. If attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/410251-3 prior to the meeting.

FDOT is sending notices to nearby property owners, business owners, interested persons, and organizations to provide the opportunity to offer comments and express their views regarding this project and the proposed improvements.

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.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Shelley ChinQuee, FDOT Project Manager at 386-943-5439 or Shelley.ChinQuee@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).

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact me by phone at 386-943-5439, by email at Shelley.ChinQuee@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Blvd., MS 542, DeLand, FL 32720.

Shelley C. ChinQuee, P.E.

Project Manager

Florida Department of Transportation

District 5 – Consultant Project Management

Office:   (386) 943-5439

Email:    Shelley.ChinQuee@dot.state.fl.us

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