Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Public Hearing On State Road 520 Improvements In Merritt Island

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public hearing regarding plans to improve traffic operations along the East Merritt Island Causeway (SR 520) near the Imperial Street intersection in Brevard County. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and receive public input. 
 

This project will be constructed as part of the East Merritt Island Causeway roadway resurfacing project from Eric Court to east of Banana River Drive, funded in 2014. Improvements include removing the traffic signal and closing the median opening at the Appliance Direct driveway, and adding a new traffic signal and full median opening approximately 250 feet to the west. 

This proposed action is based on a study conducted by FDOT. The construction will also include replacing the existing mast arm traffic signals with new mast arm traffic signals throughout the length of the resurfacing project, and upgrading others. In addition, landscape improvements will be constructed in sections of the project, complementing another landscape improvement project currently under construction through the project limits by the Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (MIRA).


The hearing will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel Meeting Room located at 260 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, Florida 32952. It begins with an open house at 5 p.m., where participants may review project documents and discuss the project with staff. There will be a brief presentation at 6 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present.  The hearing ends at 7 p.m. 

Participants may also provide public comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing or by mail to Mr. David Dangel, P.E., Public Involvement Coordinator, Inwood Consulting Engineers, 3000 Dovera Drive, Suite 200, Oviedo, Florida 32765; or by email to [email protected], no later than Friday, July 19, 2013. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record. 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact Mr. David Dangel at the address or email provided above or by telephone at (407) 971-8850 at least seven days prior to the hearing.