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For immediate release - Feb. 22, 2005

Public meeting scheduled for Minneola-area traffic study

TAVARES — A public meeting is set for Tuesday, March 15, to inform residents near the City of Minneola about the results of a traffic study that was commissioned by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners to research proposed roadway improvements and potential development impacts in the area.

The meeting will be held at Minneola City Hall, 800 N. U.S. Highway 27, starting at 6 p.m. The proposed roadway upgrades for the area were previously discussed at a Jan. 11 workshop at which the Board of County Commissioners requested the Department of Public Works hold a meeting with the public to disseminate information to the nearby property owners and residents.

At the workshop, Commissioner Bob Pool expressed the importance of including resident concerns in the traffic study. “By any means we will not exclude the homeowners in the decision-making process,” he said.

At the public meeting March 15, representatives of the Department of Public Works and the transportation consulting firm of Tindale-Oliver and Associates will provide information and answer questions about the proposed roadway improvements and potential development impacts. Tindale-Oliver and Associates are providing a traffic-network study to determine road-capacity requirements for the impacted area.

Primarily, the study area is east of U.S. Highway 27, north of State Road 50, south of County Road 561A and west of County Road 455. The proposed transportation network will be analyzed both with and without a new Florida Turnpike interchange.

A mailing is being sent to alert residents with addresses directly on Sullivan Road, North Grassy Lake Road and Turkey Farm Road of the public meeting. Other nearby residents will be notified by signage posted at appropriate locations.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (352) 253-4900 or log on to Minneola Ridge Traffic Study page on www.lakecountyfl.gov.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

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