FDOT held a public hearing on July 25, 2017 at the FDOT Chiefland Maintenance Office located at 1820 South Young Boulevard, Chiefland, Florida 32626. It began with an open house and was followed by a formal presentation. Persons wishing to submit written statements or other exhibits, may do so by sending them to Amanda Farnell, 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before the 4th of August will become part of the public hearing record.
The purpose of this project is to modify an existing full median opening to a directional left turn median. The project is located on State Road 55 (U.S. 19/98) at the intersection of Northwest 21st Avenue in Chiefland. Vehicles approaching State Road 55 from Northwest 21st Avenue will be required to make a right turn only onto State Road 55. In order to increase visibility of oncoming traffic, while making left turns from State Road 55 to Northwest 21st Avenue, the turn lanes have been shifted to the left. Other improvements include updated pavement markings and signing along with minor drainage upgrades.
Roads: State Road 55