The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, regarding the proposed development of a railroad overpass on State Road 100 in Starke.
The public hearing will take place at the Bradford County Fairgrounds, Building 1, located at 2300 N. Temple Avenue in Starke. The open house will begin at 4:30 p.m. and be followed by a presentation and public comments sessions at 6:30 p.m.
Residents who have questions about the project are encouraged to attend. Flyers and handouts will be made available, and FDOT staff will be on hand to discuss the proposed overpass.
This is the fourth public meeting on the project in a little more than a year.
Currently, the City of Starke is divided by the CSX railroad that runs parallel to U.S. 301. FDOT is proposing a raised overpass on State Road 100 that would ease congestion for motorists and emergency vehicles attempting to cross the busy railroad that is currently utilized by approximately 29 trains per day.
The proposed $32 million project is tentatively scheduled to begin construction in 2020.
Public participation is sought without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. For more information, contact FDOT toll-free at 800-749-2967. Comments can be sent to FDOT project manager at Stephen.Browning@dot.state.fl.us.
More information about the project can be found at www.nflroads.com/StarkeRROverpass.