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.
A Public Hearing for the CR 455 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in the Board Chambers at the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 West Main Street, Tavares, Florida. The Hearing will take place during the regularly scheduled Board meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m. A Presentation of the Study's findings will be shown at the Public Hearing. Project information and Study documents (once finalized) will be made available on the Study Documents page.The Public Hearing Presentation will also be made available on the Study Documents page after the Hearing.
Anyone wishing to make a public statement during the Public Hearing will be asked to complete a public comment card and will be called upon during the public comment period of the Hearing. Public Comments may also be provided in writing either during the Public Hearing or by submitting comments though mail, email, or via the Study website Share Your Thoughts page. The Public Comment period will end 10 days after the Public Hearing. Anyone wishing to have their comments part of the Public Record should submit comments by end of day February 7, 2020.
Public participatsion is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require 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) have 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.