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Lake County Department of Public Works to host public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Kurt Street

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2007

EUSTIS — The Lake County Department of Public Works is holding a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Eustis City Hall, located at 4 N. Grove St., to receive public comments regarding proposed improvements to Kurt Street, from U.S. Highway 441 to State Road 19.

Presently, Kurt Street provides motorists two lanes of travel and no paved shoulders. The objective of the preliminary engineering study is to determine the number of lanes needed to accommodate future traffic demands. Other roadway improvements that will be considered during the study include curbs and gutters, trails and sidewalks, and pedestrian safety enhancements, such as crosswalks and additional signalization for school crossings.

The first meeting will help engineers from the Department of Public Works and the contracted consulting services of T.Y. Lin International understand the public's concerns regarding this proposed project. The initial study is expected to be completed in May 2008. At that time, the Department of Public Works will host another public meeting and ask the Lake County Board of County Commissioners for further direction regarding the project.

The initial study will be followed by another public meeting in January 2008 to discuss the alternatives as identified up to that point. Following this meeting, further study will identify a preferred alternative for presentation to the Board in the spring of 2008.

For more information, call Tom McCann, an engineer with the Department of Public Works, at (352) 483-9044 or e-mail tmccann@lakecountyfl.gov.

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