• Active Study

Public Involvement

Public involvement is one of the most important elements of a PD&E study. It is very important for the public to provide comments to FDOT about the proposed US 301 improvements. There are many ways for you to stay involved, such as participating in small group meetings 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. The mailing list includes:

  • All property owners located within 300 feet of US 301’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.

Public Hearing

A Public hearing for the US 301 PD&E Study was held by the FDOT. A project newsletter was be distributed to announce the public hearing to nearby landowners and individuals on the project mailing list. The results of the evaluation and the preferred alternative were presented at the public hearing. FDOT representatives were available to answer any questions regarding the project.

The hearing began with an open house at 5:30 p.m. and followed with a formal presentation and public comment period at 6:30 p.m. Following the formal portion, the informal open house resumed until 7:30 p.m. Written statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing, emailed, or mailed and postmarked by April 4, 2022, will become part of the official public hearing record.

In-person Public Hearing Location

The public hearing was conducted at the following location and time:

 
Date:
Thursday, March 24, 2022
 
Location:
 
Time:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 p.m. – Formal Presentation and Public Comment Period
 

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Virtual Public Hearing Session Registration

This public hearing was held in person with an option to attend virtually via GoToWebinar to allow attendees to view project information and comment remotely.

Project Documents Viewing Locations

Maps, drawings, and other pertinent information depicting the project’s alignment and proposed improvements will be available for public review from March 3, 2022, to April 4, 2022 at the following three locations:

Thonotosassa Branch Library
10715 Main St.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Zephyrhills Public Library
5347 8th St.
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday: Closed

FDOT District Seven Headquarters
11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday: Closed

You may also view the project documents digitally by visiting the “Project Documents” page.

What’s New?

A Public hearing for the US 301 PD&E Study was held by the Florida Department of Transportation on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

 

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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. McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6433
(800) 226-7220
ashley.henzel@dot.state.fl.us

or

Amber Russo, P.E.
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6260
(800) 226-7220
amber.russo@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive
MS 7-100
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 975-6060
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Public participation is 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 service (free of charge) should contact Title VI Coordinator Roger Roscoe, at (813) 975-6411 or (800) 226-7220 or email: roger.roscoe@dot.state.fl.us.


Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas informacion sobre este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con nuestro representante, el señor Manuel Flores, al teléfono (813) 975-4248 o correo electrónico manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us.