State Road 79 Project

Florida Department of Transportation

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
MIKE DEW
SECRETARY

September 05, 2018

RE:     State Road (S.R.) 79 Project Development and Environment Study from S.R. 8 (I-10) to the Alabama State Line, Holmes County

Financial Project Identification Number:  433590-1-22-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing concerning the above-referenced project Thursday, September 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT at Northside Assembly of God, 1009 Rangeline Street, Bonifay. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

This hearing is being held to provide interested persons an opportunity to review the results of the study and to provide input on the proposed alternatives. The intent of this study is to develop a proposed improvement strategy that is technically sound, environmentally sensitive and publicly acceptable.  This project will evaluate potential improvements to the north-south travel on State Road 79 in Holmes County.

Additional project information is available and can be viewed here.  Maps, drawings and other information will be on display at the hearing.  FDOT Representatives will be available to discuss the proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments.  Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Draft project documents and other information depicting the proposed improvement will be available for public review during regular business hours from September 6, 2018 until October 11, 2018, at the following location:

Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition of oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, 1282 Office Park Drive, Chipley, Florida 32428 or by e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com.  All statements received at the hearing or by mail will become part of the public hearing record.

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 Kimberly Stephens, P.E., FDOT Project Manager, at (850) 415-9001 or via e-mail at kistephens@hntb.com at least seven days prior to the hearing.

Should you have any questions regarding the project or this hearing, please contact Kimberly Stephens at the information listed above. You may also contact Ian Satter, District Three Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, extension 1205 or via email atian.satter@dot.state.fl.us.

Sincerely,

Iris Waters, P.E.

Project Development Engineer

(850) 330-1625

Iris.Waters@dot.state.fl.us

www.fdot.gov

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C.§327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.