• Active Study

Public Involvement

Public involvement is one of the most important elements of the PD&E phase of development. It is very important for the public to provide comments to FDOT about the proposed US 41 improvements. There are many ways for you to stay involved, such as participating in small group meetings, project workshops, and a public hearing.

Project newsletters are mailed to all property owners within the study area as well as elected/appointed public officials at key points in the study. All project newsletters and mailings can be viewed here.

The mailing list includes:

  • All property owners located within 300 feet of US 41 and Causeway Boulevard’s centerline
  • Neighborhood and civic associations
  • Local elected and appointed public officials
  • Local, regional, and state agencies
  • Anyone requesting to be included on the mailing list

Upon request, the study team may also make presentations to local officials as well as hold casual, small group meetings with local and neighborhood groups. FDOT will provide information on the project status and illustrations of the proposed build alternatives at these meetings. Anyone who wishes to comment about the project is encouraged to do so.

Please check this page periodically for current information regarding meeting schedules and meeting displays and graphics.


Agency/Elected Officials Kick-off Meeting


An Agency/Elected Officials Kick-off Meeting was held on Friday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Port Tampa Bay Board Room at 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.  The purpose of this kick-off meeting was to discuss the start of this re-evaluation study and to provide agencies an opportunity to express their initial comments and feedback regarding this project.


For more information, you may contact: Lilliam Escalera, FDOT project manager at (813) 975-6445 or via email at lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us. Or you may contact Kris Carson, District Seven Public Information Officer at (813) 975-6202 or via email at kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us.

Public participation was solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact: Alex Henry, Public Involvement Coordinator, by phone at (813) 975-6405 or (800) 226-7220, or via email at alex.henry@dot.stat.fl.us at least seven (7) working days in advance of the meeting.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Agency/Elected Officials Kick-off Meeting Materials

Agency/Elected Officials Kick-off Meeting Presentation 8 MB

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An Agency/Elected Officials Kick-off Meeting was held on Friday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Port Tampa Bay Board Room at 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. The purpose of this kick-off meeting was to discuss the start of this re-evaluation study and to provide agencies an opportunity to express their initial comments and feedback regarding this project.

 

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Send us your Comments

Your comments are very important to us. You may send us your questions and comments via the Comments page on this website so that they can be considered as part of this study.

 

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Project Schedule

The US 41 at CSX Grade Separation project is currently in the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study phase of the FDOT’s 5-step highway development process. The study is expected to be completed in early 2020.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Lilliam Escalera, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6445
(800) 226-7220
lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kris Carson, Public Information Office
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-100
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Para Preguntas En Español
Si usted tiene preguntas, si usted desea hacer algun cometario sobre este proyecto o simplemente desea más información en español, favor de contactar a la señora Lilliam Escalera al teléfono (813) 975-6445. Puede usar también el correo electrónico: lilliam.escalera@dot.state.fl.us