The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to attend a public hearing to discuss the proposed Interstate 95/Overland Bridge Noise Walls project in Duval County. This hearing will be held Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Transportation Training Facility, 2198 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to allow you time to review and discuss the exhibits and have your questions answered by one of our staff. The formal portion of the public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an audio/visual presentation followed by an opportunity for public comment. It is the policy
of the Florida Department of Transportation’s District Two to prohibit materials and/or exhibits in our public workshops, meetings and hearings that are not the property of the Department. Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or hand out materials in any of these events.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) previously conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to analyze the impacts of replacing the I-95 Overland Bridge. The study’s limits began on I-95 at San Diego Road and extended northwest to Palm Avenue. A traffic noise evaluation was included in the PD&E Study and noise barriers were evaluated to reduce traffic noise levels at affected residential areas. For the PD&E phase evaluation, FDOT
determined that residential communities bordering Interstate 95, within the project limits, would be affected by the project and that consideration of noise barriers is warranted.
The following is the general locations of the proposed barriers:
·I-95 southbound (western side) from south of San Diego Road to the vicinity of Merrill Avenue.
·I-95 northbound (eastern side) from south of San Diego Road to the vicinity of York Street.
FDOT is seeking input from you, as a property owner, to verify your support for or opposition to the construction of noise barriers within the FDOT’s right of way adjacent to your property. The final decision to construct a noise barrier will be dependent upon the support or opposition provided by the
affected adjacent property owners.
As of April 22, 2010, proposed plans for the noise walls will be available for inspection and review during normal business hours at the San Marco Public, 1513 LaSalle Street, Jacksonville and the Florida Department of Transportation Urban Office, 2198 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.
This hearing is being conducted to inform the public of the project and afford the public the opportunity to express views concerning the location, conceptual design and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements and in accordance with Federal Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.
Those who wish to submit written statements may do so at the hearing or mail them to the address below no later than June 2, 2010. All comments received by June 2, 2010, will become part of the public hearing record.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, 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 Mr.Donald Dankert at the number below at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing to review and discuss this important transportation improvement project. If you need project information or if you have any questions please contact:
Mr. Donald Dankert
Florida Department of Transportation
1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2007
Lake City, FL 32025-5874