The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding design improvements to Interstate 75 (I-75) from north of Fruitville Road to north of University Parkway in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The public meeting is being held from at the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch Osprey Room, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34240. FDOT will hold this meeting to give interested persons the opportunity to view the proposed design, review displays, talk one-on-one with staff, and make comments about the project.The 3.5 mile design project includes reconstructing the I-75/University Parkway interchange from the existing diamond design to a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design, the first DDI in Florida to advance to the final design phase. The project also widens I-75, from north of Fruitville Road to north of University Parkway, to an eight-lane highway with three through lanes and one auxiliary lane in each direction. The project also includes widening about one mile of University Parkway from the Cattlemen Road/Cooper Creek Boulevard intersection to the Market Street/Lake Osprey Drive intersection.
FDOT developed this meeting in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact Kevin Ingle at 863-519-2740 or by e-mail to email@example.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.For additional information about the project, please contact myself or Kevin Ingle. [More here.]Thank you,Nicole E. Mills, P.E.District Project Management EngineerFlorida Department of TransportationDistrict One801 North Broadway, MS 1-29Bartow, Florida 33830(863) 519-2277 – desk(863) 393-6394 - cell