In March 2018, Lake County began the CR 455 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study which focuses on a proposed extension to CR 455 from Schofield Road to Hartwood Marsh Road, in the southeastern portion of Lake County. This Study area is located partially within the City of Clermont, but the anticipated corridor will be contained in unincorporated Lake County and is approximately 4.7 miles in length.
The purpose of this Study is to create system continuity in the area, to provide a regional link between areas of the county, and to provide additional multimodal options that support economic development goals. As alternatives are identified and evaluated, the Study team will consider this corridor's setting, the area's needs, and public input. The public is invited to share their ideas and concerns throughout the Study and may do so on the Share Your Thoughts page. It is anticipated that this Study will be completed by the end of 2019.
An Alternative Concepts Public Meeting for the CR 455 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study was held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the Clermont Room at Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, located at 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711. The workshop was an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and included a project video that ran continuously throughout the evening. There was no formal presentation. Participants were able to review project information and discuss the project with the Study team at any time throughout the workshop. The workshop displays are available on the Study Documents page.
This workshop was conducted 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.
Public participation was solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who required language translation or interpretive services, which is provided at no cost, or those requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) had the opportunity to request assistance by contacting Fred Martin, Lake County Title VI/Nondiscrimination and ADA Coordinator, at 352.343.9653 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by Lake County pursuant to 23 U.S.C § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.