Public meeting Thursday: Overpass considered for U.S. 41 & Collier Boulevard exchange

The Collier County Growth Management Division, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is hosting an alternatives public workshop for the U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 Intersection Capacity Improvements Project. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, 11145 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.

The workshop will be held in an informal, open house format to obtain input on the proposed alternatives. There will not be a formal presentation. All interested members of the public may attend between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. to review project displays and to talk one-on-one with the project team members.

The project area for the intersection improvements is approximately one-quarter mile in each direction on US 41 and SR/CR 951, a distance of about 1.0 miles.

This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide input on the type of improvements to be designed and constructed to make the intersection of U.S. 41 and S.R./C.R. 951 most efficient. The FDOT conducted a Project Development and Environment Study in 2005 that included this intersection and the county is now in the process of re-evaluating that study as well as determining which alternative is preferable. Once that determination has been made the design process will move forward. Construction for at-grade intersection improvements is currently programmed in the county’s Five Year Work Program and expected to begin in Fiscal Year 2013/14. There is an alternative for a grade-separated overpass as well, that will be a future option, if funding becomes available and consensus of the design and permitting is achieved. Only the at-grade options are under consideration at this time.

One or more members of the Collier County Board of County Commissioners may attend.

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 Community Liaison Connie Deane at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at (239) 252-8192 or conniedeane@colliergov.net.

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mkc writes:

STOP SPENDING UNNECESARY MONEY on ROAD IMPROVEMENTS COLLIER COUNTY "DOES NOT" NEED.

I LIVE IN LELY AND TRAVEL THIS INTERSECTION OFTEN. WE DO-NOT NEED TO SPEND THE TAX PAYERS HARD EARNED MONEY!.

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