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Alternatives Public Workshop

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to attend and participate in the FDOT District Seven, Alternatives Public Workshop to learn more about the Westshore Area and Downtown Tampa Interchanges, and the I-275 corridor between these two area. The workshop will cover 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 is being 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 will be provided at the Alternatives Public Workshop. This information will present 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 will be available at both Alternatives Public Workshop locations to discuss the process, answer questions and receive comments. Draft project documents and other project related materials will be displayed, and a PowerPoint presentation will run 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: alice.price@dot.state.fl.us. All materials displayed at the workshops will be place on the project website following the meetings.

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 is holding this public workshop on two separate dates and locations to allow for maximum participation. The information at each workshop will be identical.

Alternatives Public Workshop 1
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cuban Club
2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba (14th St.)
Tampa, FL 33605

The Cuban Club Parking: Free parking is available at the Fernando Noriega Jr./Palm Avenue Parking Garage, located at 2010 N. 13th Street, Tampa, FL 33605, located behind the Cuban Club. A free parking voucher will be provided at the workshop sign-in table. Handicap parking will be available at the Cuban Club and can be accessed from E. 9th Avenue.

Alternatives Public Workshop 2
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tampa Marriott Westshore
1001 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Upcoming Meetings

The Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Alternatives Public Workshops will be held on May 21, 2019 and May 23, 2019. The workshop will also include information about the Northwest (Veterans) Expressway Design Change Re-evaluation.


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Contact Information
For more information or to comment, please contact:

Environmental Management Office
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

Phone: (813) 975-6000
Toll Free: (800) 226-7220

Para preguntas en Español
Valoramos la opinión del público sobre este proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea más información sobre este proyector, póngase en contacto con la señora Lilliam E. Escalera, al teléfono (813) 975-6445 o correo electrónico Lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us.