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Technical Review and Award Committee Meetings
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Location Name: Florida Department of Transportation, District One Office
Street Address: 801 North Broadway Avenue
City: Bartow


I-75 at Bee Ridge Interchange Improvements
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee
Street Address: 2320 Cattlemen Road
City: Sarasota
Purpose:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will conduct a public workshop regarding proposed changes to design plans for improvements to Interstate 75 (I-75) from south of Bee Ridge Road to south of Fruitville Road in Sarasota County. FDOT is holding this hearing on February 11, 2016 to allow interested persons the opportunity to provide comments concerning changes to the proposed design plans at the I-75/Bee Ridge Road interchange. FDOT will notify all property owners and tenants located within at least 300 feet on either side of the design project right-of-way and to other public officials, regulatory agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the project (see attached notification).
In 2011, the Federal Highway Administration approved a preferred alternative from the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study of I-75 from south of SR 681 to north of University Parkway in Sarasota and Manatee counties. At the I-75/Bee Ridge Road interchange, the preferred alternative maintained the existing partial cloverleaf interchange but added turn lanes on the northbound and southbound I-75 off-ramps. The preferred alternative also included widening of Bee Ridge Road from four to six lanes in each direction and the adding turn lanes at the Bee Ridge Road/Cattlemen Road intersection.
During the design phase, traffic simulations indicated that the preferred alternative would result in excessive delay and queuing. To address this issue, FDOT developed a modified design proposal that includes reconstructing I-75 at the Bee Ridge Road interchange from the existing diamond configuration to a hybrid diverging diamond interchange (DDI) and southbound diversion ramp. FDOT would also rebuild the Bee Ridge Road/Cattlemen Road intersection to a continuous flow intersection (CFI). The hybrid DDI, southbound diversion ramp, and CFI work in conjunction to accommodate the traffic at the I-75/Bee Ridge Road interchange and the Bee Ridge Road/Cattlemen Road intersection, which are in very close proximity to each other. The proposed design plans continue to include widening of I-75 from south of Bee Ridge Road to south of Fruitville Road and widening of about one mile of Bee Ridge Road.
The public hearing will be:
Date:    Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time:   5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee
                   2320 Cattlemen Road
                   Sarasota, FL 34232
FDOT representatives will be available at the public workshop beginning at 5 p.m. to answer questions, review proposed design plans and project-related materials on display, and discuss the project informally. Written comments can be submitted at the workshop, mailed to Kevin Ingle, FDOT Project Manager, at 801 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33831 or by email at kevin.ingle@dot.state.fl.us. All comments must be postmarked by Monday, February 22, 2016 to become part of the public record.
Draft project documents will be available for public review from January 21, 2016 to February 22, 2016 at the following locations and on the project website, www.swflroads.com/i75/beeridgerdtofruitvillerd.
FDOT – District 1  
801 N. Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 519-2740
  
Fruitville Public Library 
100 Coburn Road
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 861-2500
 
FDOT solicits public participation 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 Shelly Smith at (863) 519-2761 at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us using the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice).
Primary Contact: Kevin Ingle
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2740
Primary E-Mail: kevin.ingle@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Robin Stublen
Additional Phone: (863) 519-2828
Additional E-mail: robin.stublen@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/12/2016