Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Goodland Drive Rehabilitation Project Public Information Meeting


There will be a Goodland Drive Rehabilitation Public Information Meeting starting at 4 PM Tuesday, September 15th, at Goodland Community Center, 417 Mango Avenue, Goodland, Florida 34140.

With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health recommendations for social distancing in mind, a limited number of people will be able to enter the meeting room at one time (approximately 24). We are asking community members to sign-up for a specific time by either going to the United States Post Office at 427 Papaya St, Goodland, 34140 or by contacting Collier County Growth Management Department Community Liaison Connie Deane at Connie.Deane@colliercountyfl.gov or 239-252-8365. Everyone attending is also asked to wear a face mask. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided to you.

A short PowerPoint Presentation updating community members on the plans for the road rehabilitation followed by a short question and answer (Q&A) session will be provided approximately five times starting at 4 PM. The presentation and the Q&A will be repeated at 4:30 PM, 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 6 PM and continue one more time after that, if there are any additional people that were not able to attend the earlier presentations. 

The Goodland Drive Rehabilitation Project design is completed. Plans are to raise Goodland Drive/CR 92A to alleviate flooding and to restore historical tidal exchanges between the east and west mangrove stands by adding cross drains at appropriate locations along the corridor. Goodland Drive is a two-lane, two-way road with a multi-use pathway beginning at San Marco Road/CR 92 and ending at Harbor Place in Goodland, a distance of approximately 0.8 miles. Goodland Drive is the sole access road for residents and businesses in Goodland. The road is situated within ecologically sensitive mangroves and tidal estuaries and sections of the road flood during extreme tides and storm events (See diagram of project area).

The design team, which includes the Collier County Growth Management Department Transportation Engineering Division and Q. Grady Minor & Associates, the county’s design consultants, held a previous public meeting on the project when design was in the beginning phase in November 2018. 

The project is now in the bid process and staff anticipates obtaining Board of County Commissioners’ approval for a construction contractor at one of the Board’s two meetings this October. The goal is to start construction during the dry season, before the end of this year and complete construction in approximately eight months, weather permitting.

Two or more members of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) might be present and may participate at this public information meeting. The subject matter of this meeting might be an item for discussion and action at a future BCC meeting. 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding,  should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.

For more information, call the Collier County Transportation Engineering Division at 239-252-8192.

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