The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held an Alternatives Public Workshop regarding the Westshore Area and Downtown Tampa Interchanges, and the I-275 corridor between these two area. The workshop covered the Northwest (Veterans) Expressway, and Tampa Interstate Study Segments 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B (also referred to as Tampa Bay Next Sections 4, 5, and 6).
The Alternatives Public Workshop was held to allow interested persons an opportunity to provide comments concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and the Northwest (Veterans) Expressway Design Change Re-evaluation.
Information related to Historic Resources was provided at the Alternatives Public Workshop. This information presented the Section 106 process and schedule for identifying and evaluating historic resources, determining significant historic properties, and evaluating potential impacts to significant historic properties.
FDOT representatives were available at both Alternatives Public Workshop locations to discuss the process, answer questions and receive comments. Draft project documents and other project related materials were displayed, and a PowerPoint presentation ran continuously during the workshop. Written comments will be accepted throughout the project. To become part of the official public workshop record, comments should be submitted or post-marked by June 6, 2019.
Written comments can be mailed to: Kirk Bogen, Environmental Management Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation District Seven, MS 7-500, 11201 N. McKinley Drive, MS 7-500, Tampa, FL 33612, emailed to: Alice.Price@dot.state.fl.us or provided on the “Send us your comments” page on this project website. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice). Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact Alex Henry, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (813) 975-6405 or by email at: Alex.Henry@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days in advance of the workshop date.
If you have questions about the project or the workshop, please contact Alice Price, AICP, PD&E Project Manager, at (813) 975-6482, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials displayed at the workshops are available for download below.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for the Northwest (Veterans) Expressway Design Change Re-evaluation project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.
The Florida Department of Transportation held this public workshop on two separate dates and locations to allow for maximum participation. The information at each workshop was identical. The first Alternatives Public Workshop was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cuban Club, located at 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba (14th St.) Tampa, FL 33605. The second Alternatives Public Workshop was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Marriott Westshore, located at 1001 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607.
Alternatives Public Workshop Materials
Alternatives Public Workshop Presentation