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Quincy Loop South from State Road (S.R.) 267 (Pat Thomas Parkway) to U.S. 90 Hearing Scheduled

 

Take note of this important meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you or a staff member to attend a public hearing concerning the Quincy Loop South Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E) from S.R. 267 (Pat Thomas Parkway) to U.S. 90.  The hearing takes place Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.

It will begin with an informal open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, followed by a formal presentation and public comments at 6 p.m. The hearing will take place at the University of Florida IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy.

The project aims to evaluate the need to extend Quincy Loop South from Pat Thomas Parkway to U.S. 90.  To meet the project purpose and need, as well as minimize impacts to the natural and built environment within the study area, six build alternatives were developed and evaluated during this PD&E study.  Following stakeholder meetings, public meetings, and coordination with FDOT, the alternatives were refined, and a recommended alternative was selected. This public hearing is being conducted to present the recommended alternative and give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Public input received will be incorporated into the final documents and will be used to further refine the recommended alternative as necessary.

Design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction is currently not funded in the FDOT Five-Year Work Program. A newsletter is being sent to public officials, organizations, and individuals interested in the project and is available here.  It will also be available at the hearing.  More project information is at www.nwflroads.com. During the informal portion of the hearing, FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive your comments.  A court reporter will also be available to receive your comments.

During the formal portion of the hearing, FDOT will make a presentation followed by public comments.  Your comments are welcomed and appreciated. Draft study documents and other information depicting the proposed improvement will be available for public review at the hearing.  Draft project documents are available for public review from January 8, until February 8, at the following locations:

  • William A. McGill Library, 732 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy
    • Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gadsden County Building and Planning Department, Edward J. Butler Governmental Complex, 2nd Floor, 1-B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
    • Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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We solicit public participation 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 Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at (850) 415-9015 at least seven days before the hearing.

Should you have any questions regarding the project or this hearing, please contact Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at the number above or via email at kistephens@hntb.com.  You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205 or via email at ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us.