Friday, September 20, 2019

30-Day Public Comment Period for Transportation Plan

Each year, the Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization is required to develop a financially feasible Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that includes all transportation projects that are to be funded with state and federal dollars over the next five years.  Occasionally it becomes necessary to add, delete, or modify a project included in the MPO’s TIP.

The Collier MPO is hereby announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft amendment to the adopted TIP for the Fiscal Years (FY) 2012/13 through FY 2016/17.   The draft amendment is to add a project for the design/ build phases on Tamiami Trail East (U.S. 41) from Collier Boulevard (S.R./C.R. 951) to Greenway Road in FY 2012/13 and 2013/14.  To address safety and congestion issues, U.S. 41 will be widened from two undivided lanes to six divided lanes.  The project will also include bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Pursuant to the MPO’s Public Involvement/Public Participation Plan, the public comment period for this draft amendment will end on March 7, 2013.  The MPO Board will consider the adoption of this amendment together with comments received within the public comment period at the MPO’s regular meeting on March 8 at the Board of County Commissioners chambers, 3rd Floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.  The meeting starts at 9 a.m.

The draft amendment to the FY 2012/13 through FY 2016/17 TIP is posted on the MPO’s website atwww.colliermpo.net.  To view the TIP amendment, select “30-Day Public Comment Period Open for TIP Amendment” under the Latest News Section on the left side of the screen.

The draft amendment to the FY 2012/13 through FY 2016/17 TIP will also be on display at the customer service desks at the sites listed below:

  • Collier County Government Center North

2335 Orange Blossom Drive

Naples

 

 

  • Collier County Growth Management Division – Construction & Maintenance

2885 S. Horseshoe Drive

Naples

 

  • Naples City Hall

735 8th Street South

Naples

 

 

  • Everglades City Hall

102 Copeland Avenue N.

Everglades City

 

 

Marco Island City Hall

50 Bald Eagle Drive

Marco Island

 

  • Southwest Florida Works

750 S. 5th Street

Immokalee

 

  • All Collier County public libraries

 

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes.  Any person or beneficiary who believes that he or she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may file a complaint with FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator Ms. Robin Parrish at 863-519-2675 or by writing Ms. Parrish at Post Office Box 1249, Bartow, FL  33831.

For more information call the MPO Executive Director Ms. Lucilla Ayer, AICP, at 239-252-8192.

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