FDOT to hold meeting on making improvements at JYP and Pleasant Hill intersection

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an informational open house Nov. 5 at Valencia College, Poinciana Campus, 3255 Pleasant Hill Road, Room 1-125, Kissimmee, on regarding an interim improvement study of the intersection of John Young Parkway (U.S. 17-92 and State Road 600) and Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee.

These improvements are being evaluated as part of an effort to provide congestion relief in advance of the current project in design for the widening project on John Young Parkway from Pleasant Hill Road to Portage Street in Osceola County. The proposed interim improvements include construction of a new roadway within the southeast quadrant of the existing John Young Parkway and Pleasant Hill Road intersection. This new roadway is expected to help relieve congestion and connect the existing John Young Parkway/Oaks Boulevard signal to a new signal located at the existing Fern Drive and Pleasant Hill Road intersection.

The open house will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Residents may attend the informational open house at any time between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A brief presentation by the study team will be provided at 6:45 p.m., and FDOT staff and study team representatives will be available to answer questions before and after the presentation.

The informational open house is being conducted to seek community input and provide people an opportunity to express their views about the project. Written comments may be submitted during the meeting or following the meeting by mail or email. Send your comments no later than Nov. 19 to David Graeber, FDOT Project Manager, 719 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720, or by e-mail at david.graeber@dot.state.fl.us.

People with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David Graeber, by phone at 386-943-5182, or via email at david.graeber@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, contact FDOT by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI coordinator, jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

For more information,  contact the David Graeber, FDOT project manager, by phone at 386-943-5182, or via email at david.graeber@dot.state.fl.us.  Information about this project is also available online at www.cflroads.com by typing 418403-6 in the search box and then clicking on the project name in the search results.