FDOT to host virtual public workshop on the proposed I-4 wildlife crossing approximately 1.6 miles east of the SR33 interchange
LAKELAND, FL (April 29, 2021) | The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 1, is hosting a virtual public workshop to review design plans for the I-4 wildlife crossing located in northeast Lakeland. A map showing the project boundaries is above. The workshop will take place entirely online on the project website, SWFLroads.com/I4/wildlifecrossing; with no live component.
As a commitment from previous environmental studies, a wildlife crossing will be located approximately 1.6 miles east of the I-4 / SR 33 interchange with the intended purpose of connecting the Tenoroc management area. South. The wildlife crossing will consist of a 44-foot-wide bridge crossing I-4. The virtual public workshop is held before the design plans are finalized.
Workshop material will be available online for people to review and comment on. These documents will be available in the framework of the virtual public workshop which will last 21 days; from Tuesday May 25, 2021 to Tuesday June 15, 2021.
If you would like hard copies of workshop materials, they will be available for pickup at the Lakeland Public Library – Larry R. Jackson branch, located at 1700 N. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 during regular business hours. , between May 25, 2021 and June 15, 2021.
While there is no live component to this workshop, we encourage you to submit any questions you may have on the project website or contact the FDOT Project Manager, Doug Burkhart, PE, by email. at [email protected] or by phone at 850.536.8539. A member of the project team will answer all questions received.
After reviewing the workshop material, you can submit your comments on the project in three different ways:
- Project website
FDOT Project Manager Doug Burkhart, PE at [email protected]
- To post
Send your comments to Doug Burkhart, PE, FDOT District One, PO Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831.
Please note that the comments must be received or postmarked before June 15, 2021 in order to be included in the workshop summary. The project team will post a summary of the comments received during the workshop on the project website (SWFLroads.com/I4/wildlifecrossing) approximately 30 days after the end of the comment period (June 15, 2021).
For more information on the I-4 Wildlife Crossing Design Project, please contact Doug Burkhart, PE, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 850.536.8539, by email at [email protected] fl.us, or visit the project project website.
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Town of Lakeland
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The town of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown into one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a standard metropolitan statistical area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and Gulf beaches just an hour’s drive away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its convenient location in central Florida along the I-4 corridor. The city owns and operates Lakeland Electric, Florida’s third largest utility, and it was one of the first to deliver electricity to the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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