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Posted on: April 18, 2018


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida's Turnpike enterprise is in the planning phase of the Coastal connector, a high-level study that is evaluating new transportation corridor alternatives in Citrus and Marion Counties. The study aims to establish a new vision for transportation by incorporating emerging transportation technologies to improve freight movement, address seasonal congestion, accommodate projected growth, and plan for emergency evacuation to create Florida's Next Generation Corridor.

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise will hold a Corridor Alternatives Public Meeting at two locations. The meetings are being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning preliminary corridor alternatives. The meetings will be held as an informal open house with an informational video, display boards and maps available for review. The information will be the same at each meeting.

In the event that the subject meetings cannot be held due to severe weather or other unforeseen conditions, the meetings will be held at the same times on the alternate dates of May 8, 2018, at the Hilton Ocala, and May 15, 2018, at the National Guard Armory.

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please participate by visiting the study website starting on April 26, 2018, for an online version of the meeting. This online meeting will be accessible anywhere, anytime, and will provide the same information presented at the in-person meeting.

Meeting Locations: 
Citrus County; Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Address:  National Guard Armory, 8551 W. Venable Street, Crystal River, FL 34429; Phone: 352-795-0362

Marion County: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Address: Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474

Contact Information:
Ms. Rebecca Bolan, P.E., PMP, Project Manager for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, (Montgomery Consulting Group)
P.O. Box 613069, Ocoee, Florida, 34761-3069
Phone:  407-264-3416


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Rebecca Bolan, P.E., Project Manager, at least seven (7) days prior to the Corridor Alternatives Public Meeting.

If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice)
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