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PUBLIC MEETINGS - More than 200 Attend FDOT Sections 3A, 3B & 5 Access Management Public Hearing

MOUNT DORA _ More than 200 people attended the July 12, 2016 Access Management Public Hearing hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation for Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A, 3B and 5. The hearing _ which included an open house, a formal presentation and a public testimony period _ took place from 530 p.m. - 730 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Center, 520 N. Baker Street in Mount Dora.

 

Members of the public submitted 19 comment forms. Four people spoke during the public testimony period, and one person testified to the court reporter.The public comment period continues through July 26, 2016; information from the public during that time will become part of the hearing record. All comments will be responded to in writing.

 

Among the officials attending the public hearing were: Mount Dora City Council members Cal Rolfson and Ed Rowlett, and former Mayor Jim Yatsuk; TJ Fish of the Lake Sumter MPO; Jim Stivender, Lake County Public Works Director; and, Morgan Hatfield from State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan's office.

 

There were a number of repeated concerns, including noise and proximity issues, impacts to quality of life / property values, access management (having to make U-turns), removal of trees and impacts to wildlife, and impacts on local roads. Many other comments were positive, with folks saying the project is needed and will help them in their travels greatly.

 

To view the public hearing photo gallery, click here.

 

Section 3A, 3B & 5 Public Hearing Summary July 12, 2016

 

FDOT Wekiva Parkway Toll Cost Flier March 2016

Section 3A & 3B Typicals Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 3A Access Management Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 3A Plan and Profile Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 3A, 3B & 5 Project Overview July 12, 2016

Section 3B SR 46 Access Management Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 3B SR 46 Plan and Profile Exhibit July 12, 2016.jpg

Section 3B US 441 Access Management Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 3B US 441 Plan and Profile Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 5 Access Management Exhibit July 12, 2016

Section 5 Plan and Profile Exhibit July 12, 2016

Sections 3A, 3B & 5 Comment Form July 12, 2016

Sections 3A, 3B & 5 Public Hearing Flier

Sections 3A, 3B & 5 Public Hearing Presentation and Script July 12, 2016

Title VI Board July 12, 2016

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Schedule

Wekiva Parkway Overall Fact Sheet July 2016

Welcome Board July 12, 2016

 

SANFORD _ Some 147 people signed in at the Florida Department of Transportation's March 29 preliminary design update meeting on Wekiva Parkway Section 8. Among those attending the meeting at the Lakeside United Methodist Church in Sanford were Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, Acting Public Works Director Jean Jreij, Assistant County Engineer Shad Smith, and Bill Wharton and Tony Matthews of Seminole County Planning.  

 
Attendees were able to view the latest exhibit boards, a multi-media presentation, schedules and handouts, and get their questions answered by project staff. Section 8 entails building the parkway interchange connecting SR 429 with I-4 and SR 417, thereby completing the beltway around Central Florida. A number of changes were presented at the public meeting since the last update in 2013, including keeping the current SR 417 ramp connection to International Parkway.
 

FDOT will be advertising for bids for this design-build project in January 2018. Construction on this section is scheduled to begin in October 2018 and finish in late 2021.

 

Section 8 Public Workshop Presentation and Script March 29, 2016

Section 8 Public Workshop Exhibit (Broad View) March 29, 2016

Section 8 Public Workshop Typical Section March 29, 2016

Section 8 View from Wilson Road / Tall Trees

Section 8 Pond Siting at Atlantic Metz Avenues March 29, 2016

Section 8 Overview March 29, 2016

Wekiva Parkway Corridor Fact Sheet Winter 2016

FDOT Wekiva Parkway Sections Toll Cost Flier March 2016

Section 8 Public Workshop Comment Form March 29, 2016

Wekiva Parkway Public Feedback Survey

 

 

APOPKA _ Some 158 people attended the Central Florida Expressway Authority's pre-construction Community Open House on Sept. 24, 2015 for the agency’s second section of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Sections 2A, 2B and 2C (429-204, -205 & -206) are to be built north of Kelly Park Road between Round Lake Road, Mount Plymouth Road (County Road 435) and State Road 46. 

 

Those attending the meeting at the Northwest Orange County Improvement Association (NOCIA) Building on Ponkan Road were able to view the latest project maps and aesthetics exhibits,  and a narrated PowerPoint presentation. CFX and consultant design staff were on hand to answer questions on topics that included parkway elevations, access points, proximity and impacts to property owners, schedules and property acquisition.

 

Among those attending were: City of Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioner Diane Velasquez, Lake County Engineer Fred Schneider, City of Apopka Community Development Director Jay Davoll and Senior Designer Vladimir Simonovski. Media coverage leading up to the meeting included The Orlando Sentinel, WFTV Ch. 9, WMFE and the Apopka Chief.

 

To view the Open House photo gallery, click here.

 

Section 2 Pre-Construction Presentation & Script  Sept. 2015

CFX Project Sections Map  Sept. 2015

Section 2A 100 Percent Design Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Section 2A 100 Percent Design Profile Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Section 2B 100 Percent Design Exhibit - Left  Sept. 2015

Section 2B 100 Percent Design Exhibit - Right  Sept. 2015

Section 2B 100 Percent Design - Mainline Profile  Sept. 2015

Section 2B Interchange Aesthetics Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Section 2C 100 Percent Design Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Section 2C 100 Percent Design - Profile Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Typical Section Four Lane Bifurcated Rural  Sept. 2015

Typical Section Four Lane Rural  Sept. 2015

All Electronic Toll Gantry Exhibit  Sept. 2015

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Map

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Schedule

Section 2 Project Overview Handout  Sept. 2015

Wekiva Parkway Overall Fact Sheet_Fall 2015

Comment Form

 

 

SORRENTO _ More than 156 people attended the second Wekiva Parkway Sections 5 and 6 Public Workshop on April 7, 2015, at Camp Challenge. Five people submitted comment forms at the Florida Department of Transportation meeting, meant to update the community on the Section 5 100 percent and the Section 6, 60 percent design plans.

 

Among the officials that attended were Lake County Engineer Fred Schneider; Hugh Harling of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Robert Brooks, Wekiwa Springs State Park Manager; Joe Bishop, Seminole State Forest Supervisor with the Florida Forestry Service and David Martin of Seminole County. Former Lake County Commissioner Catherine Hanson and members of the Friends of the Wekiva River also were in attendance.  

 

The mood was overwhelmingly positive. Many attendees were pleased to know that they will have the option of using non-tolled, parallel service roads for local trips in east Lake and Seminole Counties. 

 

This was the second design public workshop held for these sections. Design is scheduled to finish this year. Construction is scheduled to take place from 2017-2020.

 

To view photos from the meeting, click here.

 

To view the exhibits and handouts from the public meeting, click on the links below:

Sections 5 & 6 Public Workshop Photo Gallery

Section 5 Overall Exhibit

Section 5 Typical Sections

Section 6 Overall Exhibit

Secton 6 Typical Section

Wekiva Parkway Corridor Map

Wekiva Parkway Overall Schedule

Sections 5 & 6 Presentation

Comment Form

Sections 5 & 6 Overview Handout

Wekiva Parkway Overall Fact Sheet_Spring 2015

 

 

Seminole County – More than 213 people attended the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) public information meeting on Feb. 17, 2015, about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7A in Seminole County. Attendees reviewed exhibits illustrating the 60 percent design plans, viewed a narrated PowerPoint presentation and got their questions and concerns addressed by project staff members. 

 

The project is funded for construction in 2017. The Section 7A project limits are on State Road (SR) 46 from east of River Oaks Circle to Orange Boulevard. The project consists of designing 3.53 miles of limited access toll road along the SR 46 corridor, parallel, non-tolled, frontage roads for local travel, bridges and roundabouts at intersections under the parkway for enhanced safety.

 

The meeting was held Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The Rock Church, 6641 W. SR 46, Sanford, FL 32771. Among the many questions we addressed last night, besides those about individual property impacts, were:

- Noise concerns - repeated questions and comments about the lack of noise abatement planned except at Twelve Oaks RV Resort

- Impacts of parkway on property values

- Height of the parkway and how close it will be to communities

- Concerns about having to make U-turns, lack of ability to turn left out of some communities

- Construction schedules & impacts

- ROW acquisition process  

 

Attendees submitted 11 comment forms, and seven (7) public meeting performance evaluation surveys. 

 

To view the public meeting exhibits and handouts, click on the links below:

 

Section 7A Public Meeting Photo Gallery_Feb. 17, 2015

Section 7A Overall Exhibit Feb. 17, 2015

Section 7A Roundabout Concept Feb. 17, 2015

Section 7A Typical Section Feb. 17, 2015 

Section 7A PowerPoint Presentation Feb. 17, 2015

Wekiva River Bridge Exhibit Feb. 17, 2015

Wekiva Parkway Overall Schedule

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Exhibit

Section 7A Project Overview Handout_Feb. 17, 2015

Section 7A Public Workshop Comment Form Feb. 17, 2015

 

 

CFX Wekiva Parkway Sections 1A & 1B Pre-Construction Community Open House

 

APOPKA _ Nearly 130 people attended the Central Florida Expressway Authority's pre-construction Community Open House on Sept. 25, 2014 for the agency’s first section of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Sections 1A and 1B (429-202 & 429-203) are to be built from near US Highway 441 near Plymouth Sorrento Road to north of Kelly Park Road. 

 

Those attending the meeting at Apopka High School were able to view a drive-through animation of construction of the first two sections, the latest project maps and aesthetics exhibits,  and a narrated PowerPoint presentation. CFX and consultant design staff were on hand to answer questions on topics that included parkway elevations, access points, proximity and impacts to property owners, as well as adjacent sidestreet and other improvement needs.
 
Among those attending were: Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer; City of Apopka Engineer and Community Development Director Jay Davoll, Public Services Director John Jreij and Senior Designer Vladimir Simonovski; Lake County Public Works Director Jim Stivender; Seminole County Manager - Office of Organizational Development Steve Fussell (County Manager's Office); Hugh Harling, Executive Director of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Wekiva River Basin State Parks Manager Robert Brooks; and, Brian and Linda Burns of the Orange County Public School District.
 

Citizens submitted several comment forms, including via an electronic comment form station. 

 

 

 

CFX Project Sections Map_September 2014

Section 1A Plan Exhibit_September 2014

Section 1A Profile Exhibit_September 2014

Section 1B Plan Exhibit_September 2014

Section 1B Profile Exhibit September 2014

 

Typical Sections September 2014

All Electronic Tolling Concept September 2014

Connector Bridge Aesthetics Concept_September 2014

Side Street Bridge Aesthetics Concepts_September 2014

Toll Gantry Aesthetics Concept_September 2014

Bridge Retaining Wall Aesthetics September 2014

SR 429 Bifurcated Median Concept September 2014

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Project Schedule

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Map

 

Wekiva Parkway Fact Sheet Fall 2014

Sections 1A & 1B Overview Handout September 2014

Comment Form - Sections 1A & 1B Open House September 2014

 

Photo Gallery Pre-Construction Open House September 2014

 

 

FDOT Sections 3A & 3B Public Meeting Recap 

 

Mount Dora _ More than 111 people attended the Florida Department of Transportation's public meeting open house on June 24, 2014 to view the latest design plans for Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B. This was the second public workshop during design for the non-tolled sections stretching from US 441 and SR 46 to east of Round Lake Road. 

 
Among the notables attending were Mount Dora City Manager Mike Quinn and Councilman Nick Girone. The meeting at the Mount Dora Community Center also drew extensive media coverage.
 
The two project sections are working towards 90 percent design in late summer. Construction of both sections is scheduled from 2017-2019. 
 

The Section 3A project limits are on State Road (SR) 46 from east of Vista View Lane to east of Round Lake Road. The project consists of designing the widening and other non-tolled improvements to 1.4 miles of SR 46 and Round Lake Road.  The Section 3B project consists of designing the US 441 flyover interchange at SR 46, as well as road widening and other non-tolled improvements along SR 46 from west of US 441 to east of Vista View Lane in Mount Dora.

 

Section 3 Public Meeting - Photo Gallery June 24, 2014

 

Section 3 Public Meeting Open House_Comment Form June 24, 2014

 

Section 3 Public Meeting Section Overview_Handout June 24, 2014

 

Wekiva Parkway Fact Sheet _ May 2014

 

Section 3 Typical Sections June 24, 2014

 

Section 3 Overall Corridor Exhibit June 24, 2014

 

Section 3A Exhibit June 24, 2014

 

Section 3B_US 441 Exhibit June 24, 2014

 

Section 3B SR 46 Exhibit June 24, 2014

 

 

 

Sections 5 & 6 Public Meeting Exhibits & Recap

 

Lake County - More than 220 people attended a public meeting open house on April 29, 2014 conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)  to review the latest preliminary design plans for Wekiva Parkway Sections 5 & 6 in Lake County and a small portion of Seminole County. The meeting at Camp Challenge, 31600 Camp Challenge Road in Sorrento, also resulted in 13 people submitting written comments. The project is funded for construction in 2017. 

 

Among those attending were property owners, realtors, attorneys, environmental advocates, and local officials including Mike Wood of the Lake-Sumter MPO, Lake County Public Works Director Jim Stivender and Lake County Engineer Fred Schneider. Media coverage of the public meeting included the Orlando Sentinel and CFN13.

 

The Section 5 project is to design the non-tolled relocation of County Road (CR) 46A out of the Seminole State Forest, thereby improving habitat connectivity and reducing the risk of conflicts between vehicles and wildlife. CR 46A would be realigned 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to State Road (SR) 429 east of Camp Challenge Road.

 

The Section 6 project is to design 5.5 miles of limited access toll road largely along the existing SR 46 corridor from west of Old MacDonald Road to east of Wekiva Park Road. The project will include designing a non-tolled, service road for local travel and a new bridge over the Wekiva River. This section also will feature several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest and Rock Springs Run State Reserve, as well as a multi-use path.

 

To view photos from the meeting, click here. You can also view the public meeting exhibits and presentation below:

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Project Schedule

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Corridor Exhibit

 

Secton 5 Map

 

Section 5 Typical Sections

 

Wekiva River Bridge Aesthetics

 

Section 6 Typical Sections

 

Section 6 Map

 

Sections 5 & 6 Public Meeting Presentation

 

Sections 5 & 6 Public Meeting - Comment Form

 

Sections 5 & 6 Overview - Handout

 

Wekiva Parkway Project Fact Sheet

 

Section 7A Public Meeting Recap

 

Seminole County – More than 212 people attended the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) public information meeting held November 12, 2013 about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7A in Seminole County. The informal open house was held at The Rock Church in Sanford to review the latest preliminary design plans, including proposed intersection safety enhancements, to allow citizens to ask questions of project staff and to submit comments..

 

The project is funded for construction in 2017. The Section 7A project limits are on State Road (SR) 46 from east of Wekiva River Road to Orange Boulevard. The project consists of designing 3.53 miles of limited access toll road along the SR 46 corridor and parallel, non-tolled, frontage roads for local travel.

 

To view the public meeting materials, click on the links below:

 

Section 7A Typical Section Exhibit_November 2013

 

Section 7A Corridor Exhibit_November 2013

 

Section 7A Project Overview Handout November 2013

 

Section 7A PowerPoint Presentation November 2013

 

Public Meeting Comment Form November 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Schedule November 2013

 

Section 7A Public Meeting Photo Gallery November 2013

 

 

Section 2 Public Meeting Recap

 

(ORLANDO, FL) – More than 170 people attended a community open-house meeting on Nov. 7, 2013 for the Expressway Authority's second section of the Wekiva Parkway, to be located north of Kelly Park Road between Round Lake Road and Mt. Plymouth Road (County Road 435). In addition to the many property owners and other interested parties, among those in attendance were Jonathan Till, District Secretary to State Representative Bryan Nelson, Lake County Engineer Fred Schneider, Brian Sanders of Orange County Transportation Planning, Jay Davoll, City of Apopka Engineer and Community Development Director and Town of Eatonville Councilman Alvin Moore.

 

The meeting was held at the Northwest Orange County Improvement Association (NOCIA) building at 4253 W. Ponkan Road, Apopka, FL 32712. Attendees were able to view maps, drawings and other pertinent information about the latest design plans for these sections, ask questions of project team members and submit their comments. 

 

The three projects, totaling 5 miles, will feature all electronic tolling and a multi-level, systems interchange northwest of Haas Road-Ondich Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road.  Construction on these projects, estimated at a total of $150 million, is scheduled to begin in 2017 and finish in 2019.

 

Photos and exhibits from the public meeting can be viewed below.

 

OOCEA Section 2A (429-205) 60% Plan Exhibit_October 2013

 

OOCEA Section 2A Profile Exhibit October 2013

  

OOCEA Section 2B (429-204) 60% Plan Exhibit_October 2013

 

OOCEA Section 2B Profile Exhibit October 2013

 

OOCEA Section 2C (429-206) 30% Plan Exhibit_October 2013

 

OOCEA Section 2C Profile Exhibit October 2013

 

OOCEA Public Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

 

OOCEA Section 2 Project Overview Handout_English

 

OOCEA Section 2 Project Overview Handout_Spanish

 

OOCEA Section 2 Public Meeting Comment Form

 

OOCEA Section 1A 90% Plan Exhibit_September 2013

 

OOCEA Section 1B (429-203) 90% Plan Exhibit_October 2013

 

Sections 3A & 3B Public Meeting Recap

 

Lake County – More than 150 people attended the public information meeting about the Wekiva Parkway Section 3A and Section 3B on July 11, 2013 at the Mount Dora Community Center. Citizens and officials attending the informal open house were able to review the latest preliminary design plans, watch an audiovisual presentation, ask questions of project staff and submit comments. Some 20 people submitted comment forms at the meeting.

 

The two project sections, which will not be tolled, will be built together and are funded for construction in 2017. The Section 3A project limits are on State Road (SR) 46 from east of Vista View Lane to east of Round Lake Road. The project consists of designing the widening and other non-tolled improvements to 1.4 miles of SR 46 and Round Lake Road.  The Section 3B project consists of designing the US 441 flyover interchange at SR 46, as well as road widening and other non-tolled improvements along SR 46 from west of US 441 to east of Vista View Lane in Mount Dora.

 

To view photos from the public meeting, click here.

 

To view exhibits from the public meeting, click on the links below. Some files are large and may take some time to download:

 

Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B Typical Sections_July 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 3A Plan Profile_July 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 3B_SR 46 Exhibit_July 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 3B US 441 Exhibit_July 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Schedule

 

Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B Overview Handout_July 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B Comment Form_July 11, 2013

 

Section 3 Presentation, July 11, 2013

 

Section 3 Public Meeting Presentation

 

 

Section 8 Preliminary Design Public Meeting - Open House Recap

 

More than 180 people attended a Florida Department of Transportation public meeting to review preliminary plans for Wekiva Parkway Section 8 on June 11, 2013. Those attending the meeting at The Rock Church, 6641 W. SR 46 in Sanford, were able to view project exhibits, plans, a PowerPoint presentation and to ask questions of FDOT and other project team staff. Nearly 20 people submitted comments as a result of the meeting. The meeting was held to allow the public to review and comment on the Section 8 15% Line and Grade Design. Section 8 includes the parkway interchange with I-4 and SR 417. The preliminary design includes some changes from the Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study. Project team staff will be responding to the comments.

 

To see photos from the meeting, click here

 

To view exhbits from the public meeting, click on the links below:

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 8 Overall Exhibit_June 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 8_SR 429 Exhibit_June 11, 2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 8_I-4 Exhibit_June 11,2013

 

Wekiva Parkway Overall Schedule_June 11, 2013

 

Section 8 Project Overview_061113

 

Section 8 Public Meeting Comment Form_061113

 

Public Meeting Presentation

 

 

Section 1A & 1B Public Meeting Open House Recap

 

Nearly 200 people attended a community open-house meeting that the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority held March 21, 2013, on its first section of the Wekiva Parkway from north of US 441 near Plymouth Sorrento Road to just north of Kelly Park Road. Those attending the meeting at Apopka High School included agency and elected officials, property owners, interested members of the public and the media. Meeting attendees were able to review maps, drawings and other pertinent information about the 60% complete design plans for this project, as well as ask questions of agency and project staff.

 

To view a photo gallery from the meeting, please click here.

 

To view the meeting handouts and exhibits, please click on the appropriate link below:

 

Community Open House Comment Form

 

Wekiva Parkway Fact Sheet

 

Section 1 (429-202 & 429-203) Project Overview

 

Right of Way Frequently Asked Questions

 

Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

 

Preliminary Parkway Aesthetics Concepts_March 2013

 

Typical Sections March 2013