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Public information meeting for Round Lake Road Widening and Extension project

RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2021

Mount Dora – The public is invited to learn about the Round Lake Road Widening and Extension project at an upcoming public information meeting on April 22 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The public meeting will be held in person at the Mt. Dora Community Building, located at 520 N. Baker St. in Mt. Dora, 32757. However, participants may also attend via a virtual online or listen-only phone option.

The public meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn about the project and to provide comments. Those who cannot attend the meeting may review the project information and submit a comment at www.lakecountyfl.gov/roundlake. All comments will receive the same consideration.

The Round Lake Road Widening and Extension project, from the Orange County line to north of State Road (S.R.) 44, is designed to provide a contiguous north/south corridor that will improve connectivity and alleviate traffic congestion in east Lake County. The project would provide two travel lanes in each direction from the Lake/Orange county line to Wolf Branch Road, as well as bicycle lanes, a multi-use trail and a sidewalk. The road would also be extended from Wolf Branch Road to just north of S.R. 44, following the final alignment that was determined during the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study approved by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners on May 7, 2019.

The project will be designed as a four-lane divided highway. However, the Round Lake Road extension will initially be constructed as a two-lane roadway. Roundabouts are proposed at Sullivan Ranch Boulevard, Wolf Branch Road, Scenic Hills Drive and another location to be determined. Traffic signals will be located at the S.R. 46 and S.R. 44 intersections.

For those wishing to attend in person, advance registration is encouraged to ensure all attendees are safely accommodated according to social distancing guidelines. To register, contact project consultant Carolyn Fitzwilliam at [email protected] or 407-637-7461. Attendees must wear face coverings and follow all safety guidelines. Those who are not feeling well should not attend the in-person meeting.

For persons wanting to attend via the virtual option, advance registration is required. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2N04kBV. A live presentation will begin at 6:10 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. Virtual attendees will have an opportunity to download project displays and submit their comments or questions in writing.

To call in via the listen-only option, dial 1-213-929-4212 and enter passcode 945-193-930 when prompted. Persons choosing this option are encouraged to contact Michael Olka at 352-253-6043 or [email protected] after the meeting to submit comments or ask questions.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Fred Martin, Lake County ADA Coordinator, at 352-343-9676 or email at [email protected] at least 7 days before the meeting.

For more information, please contact Michael Olka at 352-253-6043 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/roundlake.


Lake County media contact:
Samantha Shylkofski
Lead Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
[email protected]

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