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FDOT Public Hearing: Malabar Rd. PD&E Study

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will hold the Malabar Road Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study hearing on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the City of Palm Bay Council Chambers, 120 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907 .

A PD&E study is an environmental and engineering process developed by FDOT to determine effects associated with a proposed transportation improvement project.

FDOT reps will present the recommended alternative to widen or improve Malabar Road from Babcock Street to U.S. 1 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway where warranted. The project will also change the Access Classification of Malabar Road from Class 3, which does not prevent turns for traffic traveling in opposite directions, to Class 5, which prevents turns across the median of a divided highway. Chapter 335.199, Florida Statutes, requires a public hearing to present the proposed access classification change when any project on the state highway system closes or modifies an existing access.

Notices are being sent to all property owners and tenants located within at least 300 feet on either side of the proposed alignment and to other public officials, regulatory agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the project.

The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:00 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public comment period. The hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.

Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Lorena Cucek, FDOT District Five, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard – MS 501, Deland, FL 32720. All statements postmarked no later than March 13, 2018 will become a part of the public hearing record.

The draft environmental and engineering reports will be available for review from February 7, 2018 through March 13, 2018 at the following locations:

  1. Franklin T. DeGrodt Library, 6475 Minton Road SW, Palm Bay, FL 32908
  2. Malabar Town Hall, 2725 Malabar Road, Malabar, FL 32950-4427
  3. The study website – www.sr514malabar.com

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Lorena Cucek, FDOT Project Manager, at 719 S. Woodland Boulevard – MS 501, DeLand, FL 32720, by phone 386-943-5392, or by email to lorena.cucek@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

FDOT U.S.1/Suntree Blvd. Public Meeting

FDOT Notice of Public Information Meeting Flyer  – U.S. 1/Suntree Blvd. 

The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Information Meeting for the safety and operational improvement project at the intersection of State Road (S.R.) 5/U.S. 1 and Suntree Boulevard and along Suntree Boulevard from the FEC Railway to S.R. 5/U.S.1, in Brevard County.

As the result of a safety study conducted in 2014, FDOT proposes to alleviate crash issues in this area by constructing a second northbound left turn lane from U.S. 1 onto Suntree Boulevard and a corresponding second westbound receiving lane on Suntree Boulevard. An additional eastbound right turn lane from Suntree Boulevard onto U.S. 1, and drainage improvements are also proposed as part
of this project.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kelly Hiden, Public Involvement Coordinator by phone at 407-508-0839, or via email at kelly@valerin-group.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex,
religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us

For more information about the project, please contact Sameer Ambare, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at 386-943-5232, or email sameer.ambare@dot.state.fl.us.

FDOT Public Hearing for SR 3 Corridor Planning Study

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public meeting to present alternatives considered for the Courtenay Parkway corridor planning and concept development study along State Road (SR) 3 (Courtenay Parkway) from Fortenberry Road to Grant Road/Smith Road, in Brevard County.

The purpose of the study is to open discussion about the corridor’s growth and its future use. The planning study involves potential corridor improvement concepts and strategies to support a multimodal approach to providing for future transportation needs.

The meeting will be at 6:00pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island located at 140 Magnolia Avenue in Merritt Island, FL 32952. There will be a presentation at 6:30pm. The meeting ends at 8:00pm.

More information can be found at FDOT’s website.


Public Hearing for SR A1A Improvements

A Public Hearing regarding plans for signalization enhancements, sidewalks, median, and mid-block crossing improvements on SR A1A from 5th Avenue to Pineda Causeway will be held on Thursday, December 10th. The Hearing will be from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Satellite Beach Civic Center Auditorium, 565 Cassia Blvd, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.

Questions should be directed to FDOT Project Manager Hatem Aguib via email or by calling 386-943-5559. Media inquires should be directed to Public Information Manager Steve Olson via email or by calling 386-943-5479.

Download the event flyer

November 2015 SCTPO eNews


Each year, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) develops the Five Year Work Program and holds a Public Hearing to review projects throughout the District. The Work Program is an ongoing process that is used to forecast the funds needed for upcoming transportation system improvements scheduled for the next five years.

A presentation on the District 5 Five Year Work Program will be held on Thursday, November 12, 9 am in the Florida Room, 3rd floor, Building C of the Brevard County Government Center.

The development of this Work Program involves extensive coordination with local governments, including Transportation Planning Organizations (TPO) and other city and county officials. In urbanized areas, TPOs have the responsibility to develop transportation plans and prioritize transportation needs. FDOT implements the transportation improvements identified by the TPOs and local governments. The implementation process results in the Work Program, which includes financial information about transportation projects.

Click here to watch the Work Program Public Hearing video, view maps/documents and submit comments.

Download the list of new projects FDOT is proposing to advance or add to the existing program for Brevard County.


featured_A1A near Eau Gallie

Each year, the SCTPO evaluates the status of transportation conditions in Brevard County. Results are documented in the State of the System Report and are used in making better transportation planning decisions.

Some of the highlights from the 2014 State of the System Report include:

  • Automobile usage increased (by 2.4%) for the first time since 2008.
  • Total transit ridership increased for the 22nd straight year, with 2,921,000 passenger boardings across all services.
  • Twenty of the top 25 crash frequency segments were located along SR A1A (four segments), US 1 (four segments), Babcock Street (three segments), Palm Bay Road (three segments), and Wickham Road (three segments).

2014 State of the System Brochure
2014 State of the System PowerPoint
2014 State of the System Report

Learn more by visiting the Performance Monitoring and Management webpage.


featured_Sams boardwalk trail

The SCTPO is currently accepting Request for Pathways Proposals for use in a series of kickoff events in February 2016 and for inclusion in the final Interactive Guide. Routes may be guided or self-guided, free or include a charge.

Individuals or organizations may submit pathways by completing this form. Applications are due by December 1, 2015 and should be submitted to Leigh Holt.

Learn more by visiting the Pathways Project webpage.


There will be no Board or Committee meetings in November

Thursday, November 12, 9 am, FDOT District 5 Work Program Presentation
Monday, November 16, 5:30 to 7 pm, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee
Wednesday, November 18, 9 to 11 am, Community Traffic Safety Team and Traffic Incident Management Team


featured Lisa

Please join the SCTPO in welcoming Lisa Hickman to the TPO team. Lisa replaces Diana McCartney as the Administrative Specialist. Diana retired after 16 years of service at the TPO.



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Clearlake Road Project Development and Environment Study Public Meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public meeting/open house to get input about future plans for Clearlake Road (State Road 510). The Study is examining design alternatives to widen Clearlake Road from two to 4 lanes from south of Michigan Avenue to west of Industry Road.

The meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Eastern Florida State College – Community Dining Room, Building 11, Room 129 located at 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Read the full press release here.

Public Meeting for S. Washington Ave/US 1 in Titusville

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting regarding plans to provide operational improvements along South Washington Avenue/US 1 in Titusville.

The project provides maintenance and safety improvements to South Washington Avenue. The project limits extend from north of Golden Knights Boulevard to South of SR 50. In addition to repairing the existing pavement, this project includes adding sidewalks and pedestrian signal upgrades. This project is funded for construction in the fall of 2016.

The meeting will be an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 29 at the New Life Christian Fellowship, 6755 South Washington Avenue, Titusville.

Read the full press release.

SR 3 Corridor Study Public Meeting

A public kickoff meeting for the State Road (SR) 3 (Courtenay Parkway) Corridor Planning and Concept Development Study will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island at 140 Magnolia Avenue.

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Florida Transportation Plan/Strategic Intermodal System Policy Plan Regional Workshop

The Florida Department of Transportation is updating the FTP and the SIS Policy Plan in coordination with local, regional, state and federal partners. These plans guide transportation investments serving Florida’s residents, visitors, businesses and communities.

You are invited to participate in the regional workshop on the plan updates that will be held on August 26 in Vero Beach. 

Workshop flyer

The workshop will focus on this question: How do we get were we want to go? It will also address state planning efforts involving freight and modal systems.