FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 9, 2020

REVISED: SW 10 Street Connector Virtual & In-Person Public Hearings

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four, you are invited to attend a Public Hearing for the SW 10th Street Connector and I-95 from SW 10th Street to Hillsboro Boulevard Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies. The purpose of these hearings is to give interested persons an opportunity to comment and provide input on the refined transportation improvement alternatives.

The Public Hearing will be offered in two different formats, and all sessions will be identical: virtual and in-person. Both formats will have several different date/time options or sessions so that FDOT can accommodate all interested persons. Each session will consist of an open house, presentation, and formal comment period.

The Virtual (online) Public Hearing will be held over three days with three sessions (11:00 am, 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm) per day on October 12, 13, and 14, 2020.

Please Note that the City of Deerfield Beach will be hosting a viewing of the Public Hearing Session in the City Commission Chambers located at the City Hall Complex, 150 NE 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach on October 14, 2020 at 6pm. This will be open to the public that would like to attend. Attendees will be required to adhere to a temperature checks, wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing. You will be required to sign in and will have an opportunity to make a comment for the Public Hearing Record.

The in-person Public Hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2020 will be at the FDOT District Four Office (located at 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309). The in-person Public Hearing sessions (9:00am, Noon, 3:00pm, 6:00pm) follow all current COVID-19 guidelines, and social distancing will be followed.

Pre-registration is required for the Public Hearing (virtual and in-person). Visit www.sw10street.com to pre-register. To ensure questions and comments can be appropriately handled by staff, each Public Hearing session will have attendance limits. Registration will be first come, first served. Interested persons are requested to register for only one Public Hearing (virtual or in-person).

Comments and questions can be provided in the following formats:

1. Submit your comments or questions to one of the project websites: www.fdot.gov/projects/sefl/future/95/sr9 or www.sw10street.com

2. Make a verbal statement during the public comment period at the Public Hearing (virtual or in-person)

3. Complete a comment form and drop it off in the comment box for the in person Public Hearing

4. Enter your comment in the chat window during the virtual Public Hearing

5. Mail or email your comments to the FDOT Project Manager, Robert Bostian at the address shown below

All comments received postmarked on or before November 4, 2020 (20 days after the last Public Hearing) will be included in the Project Administrative Record.

If you have any questions or issues registering for a Public Hearing session or need to attend more than one session, please call: 1-800-418-0524.

If you require further project information, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Mr. Robert Bostian, P.E., at (954) 777-4427 or toll free at (866) 336-8435, ext. 4427, via email at Robert.Bostian@dot.state.fl.us, via mail at 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 or visit the project websites at www.sw10street.com or www.fdot.gov/projects/sr9/index.html.

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