Public meeting for SR40 widening

The Feb. 27 meeting will be offered online and in person.

Motorists drive on the Ocklawaha River Bridge on East State Road 40 in Silver Springs, Fla. on Monday, July 20, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette]

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Posted February 20, 2024 | Staff report

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, regarding project plans for State Road 40 from east of County Road 314A to SE 183rd Avenue Road (Levy Hammock Road) near Silver Springs.

The purpose of this project is to enhance safety, increase capacity and improve multi-modal accommodations, according to the news release.

An initial public meeting was held in February 2023. This meeting is to present updated project information and receive feedback.

All participants, regardless of platform, will participate in the same live meeting.

In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Forest Community Center at 777 S C.R. 314A, Ocklawaha, between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members and submit comments or questions. If attending in person, follow safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, consider attending virtually or by phone, the release noted.

Virtual Option: Interested persons may join over the Internet from a computer, tablet or mobile device at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is required by visiting Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. If using a mobile device, use the GoToWebinar app to be able to view the presentation and submit comments. If joining online, allow adequate time to log in to view the presentation in its entirety.

Those who cannot attend the meeting may view all meeting materials, including the presentation, and provide comment through the project website at  You may also contact FDOT Project Manager Kathleen Enot directly at 386-943-5149 or to receive project documents.

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