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.
The Public Hearing for the CR 455 Extension PD&E Study was held on January 28, 2020. The Board of County Commissioners did not make a final decision on the project and requested the Study team to conduct additional traffic analysis and discuss roundabout alternatives directly with impacted property owners.
A presentation to the Board was scheduled for April 7, 2020, to follow-up on the discussion from the Public Hearing; however, due to current health and safety concerns, the presentation has been postponed indefinitely.
Once the meeting is rescheduled, everyone on the Study mailing list will be notified two to three weeks prior to the rescheduled date.
Public participation 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.