I-75 improvements meetings

The public hearings will be held in person March 4 and online March 6.

File photo: Interstate 75 [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette]

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Posted February 27, 2024 | Staff report

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Project Development and Environment Study for Interstate 75 improvements from State Road 200 to SR 326 in person on March 4 and online March 6.

The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion and improve reliability on I-75 through the addition of an auxiliary lane between interchanges within the project limits. The Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative allowed FDOT to advance the much needed I-75 improvements, with construction anticipated to begin in spring 2025.

All attendees, regardless of which platform they choose, will receive the same information.

  • In-Person Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala, at 5:30 p.m. March 4 to view hearing materials prior to the presentation, which will begin at 6 p.m. and be followed by a public comment period.
  • Virtual Option: Join over the internet from a computer, tablet or mobile device at 5:30 p.m. March 6. Advance registration is required at fdothearingrsvp. Once registered, participants will receive an email with information about joining online. The virtual hearing will open at 5:30 p.m. so participants can view the materials prior to the presentation at 6 p.m., which will be followed by a public comment period. If using a mobile device, use the GoToWebinar app to view the presentation and submit comments. If joining online, allow time to log in to view the presentation in its entirety.

Those unable to attend the hearing may view all materials, including the presentation, and provide comments, through the project website at cflroads.com/project/452074-1. A copy of the draft project documents is available for public review through March 16 at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.


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