The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing regarding project plans on State Road (S.R.) A1A from north of Ocean Marina Drive to south of Westmayer Place on Thursday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of this project is to enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety in the Town of Beverly Beach. Project plans include repaving S.R. A1A within the project limits as well as operational improvements to enhance mobility along the corridor. Improvements for pedestrian visibility and connectivity are also being proposed. This public hearing is being held to present information and receive community feedback.
The Department is offering multiple ways for the community to participate in the hearing. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will participate in the same live hearing.
- Virtual Option: Interested persons may join the Virtual Public Hearing (VPH) from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. A VPH is a free live presentation or webinar over the internet. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing online. Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. https://bit.ly/3vwnMY5
- Phone Option (Listen Only): Participants may join the hearing in listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-309-2071 and entering the passcode 211-428-607 when prompted. Callers may submit comments directly to the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter.
- In-Person Option: Participants may attend in person by going to Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, Parish Hall, at 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach, Florida 32136. The Department requests advance registration for this option to ensure all attendees are accommodated safely and according to social distancing guidelines. To register for the in-person option, please contact the project manager by using the contact information listed at the end of this letter. Attendees will be asked to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines as well as adhere to any local ordinances. Persons who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person hearing.
The virtual and in-person hearing location open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. A presentation will begin promptly at 5:45 p.m., followed by a formal public comment period. If joining online, please allow adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety.
All hearing materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/445690-1 prior to the hearing. A recording of the hearing will be available on the website within a week following the hearing.
FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding S.R. A1A Safety Improvements. The hearing gives everyone an opportunity to express their views about the proposed modifications. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by July 26, to be included in the records for this public hearing.
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 Carolyn Fitzwilliam at 386-943-5215 or Carolyn.Fitzwilliam@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. 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 386-943-5231, email at Taleb.Shams@dot.state.fl.us, or U.S. mail at Florida Department of Transportation, 719 S. Woodland Blvd., MS 542, DeLand, Florida 32720.