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Technical Review and Award Committee Meetings
District: Two
Meeting Type: Meeting
Location Name: Florida Department of Transportation, District Two Office
Street Address: 1109 S. Marion Avenue
City: Lake City


Starke Railroad Overpass Study from US 301 to East of CSX Railroad
District: Two
Meeting Type: Hearing
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location Name: Bradford County Fairgrounds, Building 1
Street Address: 2300 N. Temple Ave
City: Starke, FL 32091
Purpose:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing regarding a possible railroad overpass in Starke.  The hearing will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Bradford County Fairgrounds, Building 1, 2300 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL.  There will be an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Drop by during this time to view displays and talk with Department staff.  A presentation and comment period will follow at 6:30 p.m.
 
This public hearing is being held to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.  FDOT is conducting a Project Development and  Environment Study for a railroad overpass in Starke that would improve emergency response times and traffic flow. The City of Starke is divided by the CSX railroad tracks that run parallel to U.S. 301. With approximately 29 trains traveling through Starke daily and an expected increase in the future, emergency vehicles and other traffic experience longer than average delays. The goal of the study is to identify a suitable location for a grade separated railroad overpass that will help alleviate congestion caused by trains blocking the crossings. A railroad overpass will also improve emergency response times by providing a more reliable route to reach people in need.
 
Several public meetings have been held to seek feedback on the alternative locations for the overpass. Based on public input received at those meetings, the Department is recommending construction of a railroad overpass at the State Road 100 location; the railroad crossings at South Street and Adkins Street will be closed as part of this project. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide information on the study‚Äôs findings, discuss the recommended alternative and once again receive your input. As of June 7, 2016, project information will be available for review at the Bradford County Library located at 456 West Pratt Street in Starke, Florida. Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so at the hearing or mail/email them to the address provided  below no later than July 8, 2016.  All statements postmarked on or before July 8, 2016, will become part of the public hearing  record.
 
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national   origin, 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 Stephen Browning at the number provided at least 7 days before the hearing.
 
Stephen Browning, P.E.
1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2007
Lake City, FL  32025
(386) 961-7455 or (800) 749-2967 ext. 7455
Email: stephen.browning@dot.state.fl.us
Primary Contact: Stephen Browning, P.E.
Primary Phone: (800) 749-2967 ext. 7455
Primary E-Mail: stephen.browning@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 6/29/2016