Session will focus on plans for the U.S. 41 Bypass in Venice from Gulf Coast Boulevard to Bird Bay Drive
From 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, District One staff of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting regarding improvements to the U.S. 41 Venice By-Pass from Gulf Coast Boulevard to Bird Bay Drive, FDOT has announced.
The session will be held at the Venice Community Center, located at 326 Nokomis Avenue S. in Venice, a news release says. “FDOT will hold this meeting to give interested people the opportunity to talk one-on-one with staff and make comments about the project,” the release adds.
The project includes widening U.S. 41 from four lanes to a six-lane roadway, improving roadway drainage, installing retention ponds, constructing 7-foot bicycle lanes, adding concrete sidewalks and relocating and/or replacing City of Venice water and sewer lines, the release explains. The plans include upgrades to lighting, signalization and bus pads, the release notes. The $16.6 million project is set to begin in early November, with completion expected in the spring of 2018, it says.
People requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 or people who need translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact Jamie Schley at 863-519-2573 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, the release adds.