Road improvements for South Ridgewood Avenue in Port Orange to be discussed May 2

PORT ORANGE -- The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting from 7 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Port Orange Adult Activity Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave., regarding plans to provide operational improvements along South Ridgewood Avenue, also known as U.S. 1.

This project provides maintenance and safety improvements to South Ridgewood Avenue, extending from south of Harbor Road to Fleming Avenue. In addition to resurfacing the existing pavement, this project includes adding continuous bicycle lanes and sidewalks. Existing on-street parking will be removed within the limits of this project. The project is funded for construction in the fall of 2014.

A presentation video is available online at: Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact Heidy Rodriquez at Moffatt & Nichol, 1025 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746, at 407-562-2030 or email at least seven days prior to the meeting.

For additional information concerning this project, please contact Sarah Van Gundy, the FDOT Consultant Project Manager, at 386-943-5551 or via email at

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