FDOT to host two meetings this week on downtown traffic issues

  • Dec 7, 2017
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One will hold two Alternatives Public Meetings about the Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA) Study. FDOT will give interested people the opportunity to review displays, talk one-on-one with staff and provide comments on the various alternatives.

The first open house is 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The second open house is 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.

FDOT is conducting the CMNAA Study in partnership with the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, Manatee County, Cities of Palmetto and Bradenton, FDOT Central Office (OEM), and local entities. The goal of the study is to identify and program a series of transportation projects that improve both local and regional mobility for all users while supporting the multi-modal vision for the communities of Bradenton and Palmetto. The recommendations of this study will seek to provide residents safer and improved access to jobs, schools, shopping, and social services, and improved regional mobility for all users. FDOT’s Complete Streets mission is to enhance safety and multi-modal mobility while supporting the economic development and quality of life goals shared by the surrounding communities and the region, The CMNAA Study will produce an implementation plan for an integrated system of recommendations that identifies funding requirements, agency responsibilities, and associated timelines. This will include strategies to program a series of short-term (5-10 year), mid-term (10-15 year), and long-term (15+ year) projects, as well as to identify near-term (0-5 year) opportunities that can be funded and advanced quickly.


The project is in Phase 2, preliminary alternatives have been developed and the project team is beginning to screen concepts and eliminate non-viable alternatives. FDOT is seeking public input on the various alternatives.


FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, at 863-519-2573 or by email at jamie.schley@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.


For more information about the project, please contact Lawrence Massey, Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation at (239) 225-1980 or lawrence.massey@dot.state.fl.us or Deborah Chesna, Assistant Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation at (863) 519-2562 or deborah.chesna@dot.state.fl.us.


Please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/study/CMNAA.