All PD&E Studies require a Public Involvement Program to inform and involve interested public officials, citizens and special interest groups in the development of the project. The Public Involvement Program starts at the beginning of the study phase and includes several methods to obtain input from concerned and interested parties along the project corridor. As the study progresses, input from the public will be used in the analysis of the various alternatives and in refining the viable alternatives.

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Past Meetings:

Public Hearing

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6 p.m. – Open House
7 p.m. – Formal Presentation
Okeechobee KOA
4276 US 441 South
Okeechobee, Florida

FDOT representatives were available to answer questions and discuss the project.  Documents and displays showing the project’s location and proposed improvements were available for public review at the Okeechobee KOA on the evening of the hearing.  The draft project documents and other information were available for review from January 9, 2013 to February 11, 2013 at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee and the FDOT District One Headquarters, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow. 

Click here to view a full transcript of the public hearing

Graphics on display from the Public Hearing January 30, 2013

Main Board - Aerials
Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2C 84" x 48" PDF
28.5 mb
Segment 3A 84" x 36" PDF
22.8 mb
Segment 4B 180" x 36" PDF
42 mb
Segment 4C 180" x 36" PDF
42 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway 35" x 36" PDF
8.2 mb
 
Typical Sections Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2C Alternatives 1-2C
3.4 mb
Segment 3 Alternatives 3A
4.9 mb
Segment 4 Alternatives 4B and 4C
8.5 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway Alternatives A
2.1 mb
   
Segment Matrix Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2 Alternatives 1-2C
727 kb
Segment 3 Alternatives 3A
244 kb
Segment 4 Alternatives 4B and 4C
1.6 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway Alternatives A
223 kb
   
General Graphic Description
Size
Location Map  

1.7 mb

Schedule  
269 kb
Handout  
1.6 mb
   
Video from Alternatives Public Hearing
 
 
     

Alternatives Public Information Workshop

Monday, April 5, 2010
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Okeechobee KOA
4276 U.S. 441 South
Okeechobee, Florida

SR 710 Alternatives Public Information Workshop Summary

An alternatives public information workshop for the SR 710 PD&E Study was held on Thursday, April 5, 2010 at the Okeechobee County KOA.  The workshop was conducted in an open house forum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A 19-minute video presentation ran on a continuous loop throughout the workshop. Approximately 40 citizens attended the workshop along with representatives from Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee.

The purpose of the workshop was to present the results of the PD&E Study to date and to obtain comments on the alternatives under consideration.  Graphics were on display that showed the different alternatives that will be considered for further analysis.

The displays from the alternatives public information workshop and the presentation are provided below.

Graphics from the Alternatives Public Information Workshop

Main Board - Aerials
Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2A 84" x 48" PDF
28.5 mb
Segment 1 & 2B 84" x 48" PDF
28.5 mb
Segment 1 & 2C 84" x 48" PDF
28.5 mb
Segment 1 & 2D 84" x 48" PDF
28.5 mb
Segment 3A 84" x 36" PDF
22.8 mb
Segment 3B 84" x 36" PDF
22.8 mb
Segment 4A 173" x 36" PDF
42 mb
Segment 4B 173" x 36" PDF
42 mb
Segment 4C 173" x 36" PDF
42 mb
Segment 4D 173" x 36" PDF
42 mb
Segment 4E 173" x 36" PDF
42 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway 35" x 36" PDF
8.2 mb
 
Typical Sections Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2 Alternatives 1-2A thru 1-2D
3.4 mb
Segment 3 Alternatives 3A and 3B
4.9 mb
Segment 4 Alternatives 4A thru 4E
8.5 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway Alternatives A and B
2.1 mb
   
Segment Matrix Description
Size
Segment 1 & 2 Alternatives 1-2A thru 1-2D
727 kb
Segment 3 Alternatives 3A and 3B
244 kb
Segment 4 Alternatives 4A thru 4E
1.6 mb
CR 714/SW Martin Highway Alternatives A and B
223 kb
   
General Graphic Description
Size
Location Map  

1.7 mb

Schedule  
269 kb
Handout  
1.6 mb
   
Video from Alternatives Public Information Workshop
 
 
     

 

Corridor Public Information Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 2009
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Okeechobee County Civic Center
1750 U.S. Highway 98
Okeechobee, Florida

SR 710 Corridor Public Information Workshop Summary

A corridor public information workshop for the SR 710 PD&E Study was held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center.  The workshop was conducted in an open house forum from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A 14 minute presentation ran on a continuous loop throughout the workshop.  Approximately 50 citizens attended the workshop along with representatives from the Okeechobee County School Board, Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee.

The information presented focused on the process that is being used to evaluate a potential extension of SR 710 between U.S. 441 and SR 70.  Graphics were on display that showed the different stages in the corridor evaluation process from the identification of the study area to the corridors that will be considered for further analysis.

The displays from the corridor public information workshop and the presentation are provided below.

Graphics from the Corridor Public Information Workshop

Graphic Type
Description
Size
Location Map Project Location
28.5 mb
Extension Study Area 16"x19" PDF
28.5 mb
Land Suitability Map 22"x17" PDF
28.5 mb
Corridor Constraint Area 22"x17" PDF
28.5 mb
Preliminary Corridors Map 20"x17" PDF
22.8 mb
Corridors Map 20"x17" PDF
22.8 mb
Preliminary Corridors Segment Evaluation Matrix 60"x22" PDF
486 mb
Corridors Evaluation Matrix 38"x22" PDF
42 mb
Workshop Handout  
42 mb
Schedule  
42 mb
Presentation  

38.3 mb

 

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