Public Meeting for Fort Hamer Road PD&E Study

Public Meeting for Fort Hamer Road PD&E Study
Posted on 01/19/2024
Ft. Hamer Road Aerial ViewMANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 19, 2024) – Manatee County invites you to an Alternatives Public Information Meeting for the Fort Hamer Road Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study (CIP Numbers 6054767 & 6054768) from Upper Manatee River Road to US 301. The Alternatives Public Information Meeting is being conducted to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provides the opportunity for the public to express their views about the project.

You can participate live online or in-person. The same materials will be displayed at both the online and in-person events.

In-Person Option
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Parrish United Methodist Church
12180 US 301 Parrish, FL 34219
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. open house
This will include a looping video (no formal presentation), and the project team will be available for discussion.

Live Online Option
Register in advance at
Thursday, February 1, 2024
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This event will include a viewing of the project video and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Please review the materials on project webpage before attending ( Materials will be posted by January 18, 2024.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments can be provided through the project webpage ( or by email ([email protected]) or mail (Manatee County Public Works, Attn: Anthony Russo, 1022 26th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208). While comments about the project are accepted at any time, they must be received or postmarked by February 12, 2024, to be included in the formal workshop record. Questions can be answered by calling the Manatee County project manager Anthony Russo at (941) 708-7450, ext. 7349.

Manatee County is sending notices to property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations within 300 feet of the project to provide the opportunity to give comments to Manatee County regarding this project (see newsletter). Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. In accordance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Manatee County is seeking comments concerning the effects of the project on the activities, features, and attributes of Fort Hamer Park. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Kim Middleton, Manatee County ADA Coordinator, by phone at (941) 748-4501, ext. 6012, or by email at [email protected] at least five (5) days prior to the meeting. Persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Catherine Winter, Community Outreach Specialist, at (813) 431-0919 or email at [email protected] at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.