Public Involvement

The Design Change Re-evaluation process provides opportunities for you to view information about the project and to comment on the proposed improvements. Public involvement activities will continue throughout the duration of the project. Call, write or email us to get involved!

FDOT staff are available for meetings with public officials and local civic organizations. These meetings will provide information on the project status, design concepts, and other study considerations. They also will provide an opportunity for those who have a stake or an interest in the proposed project to comment on the study’s findings.

Design Change Re-evaluation Public Hearing

FDOT held a Public Hearing on September 24, 2019 to present conclusions reached about improvement options and potential effects of the project. Project statements made at the hearing were recorded in a public hearing transcript, which FDOT will review before approval of the study findings is granted.

The public hearing was held at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, Heritage Hall, 1900 Gandy Boulevard N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., FDOT representatives were available to answer questions and discuss the project. Exhibits and other project-related materials showing the proposed improvements were available. A PowerPoint presentation ran continuously during the open house. At 6:30 p.m., FDOT representatives held the formal portion of the hearing, which was an opportunity to make formal oral public comments. Following the formal portion of the hearing, the informal open house resumed and continued until 7:30 p.m. The public was able to attend anytime during the two-hour meeting to review project information and talk with project team members.

A court reporter was available to receive comments in a one-on-one setting before and after the formal portion of the hearing. You may mail your written comments to the address pre-printed on the back of the comment form that was provided at the hearing or enter them on the Comments page on this web site. All comments must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, October 4, 2019 to become part of the official public hearing record.

Draft study documents and other pertinent information depicting the project’s recommendation will be available for review from Wednesday, September 4, 2019, to Friday, October 4, 2019, at the following locations:

Pinellas Park Library FDOT District Seven
7770 52nd Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Library Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 9am-8:30pm
Fri.-Sat. 9am-5pm
Sun. 1pm-5pm
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Business Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
Sat.-Sun. Closed

Past Public Involvement Efforts

A Public Hearing was held on September 29, 2015. Draft project documents were available for public review from September 8, 2015 to October 9, 2015.

Newsletters were prepared and distributed to property owners and other interested parties throughout the study process.

What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Design Change Re-evaluation of the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study for I-275 (SR 93) from south of 54th Avenue South to north of 4th Street North in Pinellas County. A Public Hearing for the Design Change Re-evaluation was held on September 24, 2019.


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Send us your Comments

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


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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:


Ashley Henzel, P.E., Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
Phone: (800) 226-7220 or (813) 975-6433

Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
Phone: (800) 226-7220 or (813) 975-6202

Para preguntas en Español Valoramos la opinión del público sobre este proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas información en Español, favor ponerse en contacto con el señor Manuel Flores al teléfono (813) 975-4248, o correo electrónico

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