This just in from Sarasota County Neighborhood Services:
Just this morning, I received a notice of an very important public meeting to be held tonight regarding the proposed improvements to Interstate 75 (I-75) in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. I realize this is late notice, but I would rather send the information to you today, than you miss the opportunity completely. I also want to note that the late arrival is not the fault of FDOT, as it was postmarked Feb. 15. Please see the meeting information below and the attached hand-out that will be given at tonight's meeting.
WHO: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
WHAT: Hosting a Public Workshop on the Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study for proposed improvements to I-75 from SR 681 north to approximately University Parkway.
WHERE: University of Phoenix, 501 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
WHEN: February, 28, 2008 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
FDOT has noted that this is the first of three planned public workshops on the topic. The next workshops are planned for the Fall of 2008 and early 2009. If you are interested in this topic, I highly encourage you to find out more about the project, attend the meeting, ask a neighbor who may go if you are unable, or talk with an FDOT representative as early in the process as possible. As listed in the attached handout, the contact at FDOT is:
Mr. Tony Sherrard, Project Manager
FDOT District One
Environmental Management Office
801 North Broadway
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33831
Phone: (863) 519-2304