Sunday, May 29, 2016

Neighborhood Meeting on June 14, 2016

Published in The Venice Gondolier Sun - May 28, 2016
Under Miscellaneous Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE A neighborhood meeting will be held on June 14, 2016 at 6 PM at the West Villages Office Park, 19503 West Villages Parkway, Venice, FL 34293, to discuss a proposed Village District Pattern Plan (VDPP) for Village ?. The subject property for Village ? is a 626.40+ acre parcel located along the south side of South Tamiami Trail, west of West Villages Parkway, east of Islandwalk, in North Port, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the community about existing site conditions, upcoming steps in the VDPP process, and to seek their input. This is the second public workshop in a series for this project.

Publish: May 28, 2016 387098 3320807

Thursday, May 5, 2016

DOT update for traffic light at communities' entrances and US41/Tamiami Trl

MAY 5, 2016 — A response has been received about the status of a traffic light...I will copy and paste email below for your review:

[Begin email insert]
From: King, Tanya
Received: May 5, 2016, 8:52am
Subject: RE: Request for Traffic Light Approval at US41 and Corradino/Galleria
To: Ali Johnston Cc: Hattaway, Billy; Hollingsworth, Lora; May, JoAnn A; Blanchard, Brian; Tillander, Trey; Nandam, L. K.; Slater, Keith 

Good morning Mr. Johnston,

A traffic study has been received and reviewed by the department with regards to the US 41 at Corradino Boulevard intersection. The intersection did meet warrants for a signal. However, it is the department’s policy that anytime there is a change in traffic control, i.e. a signal warranted at an intersection, the intersection has to be analyzed as a roundabout to determine the best control for this intersection. Per Secretary Hattaway’s previous comments to you, the modern roundabout is by far safer than a signal. They reduce fatalities by 90%, serious injuries by 76% and improve safety for all users, including pedestrians while also reducing congestion. Also roundabouts are able to handle more capacity at an intersection therefore extending the life of the corridor. At this time further analysis is being conducted for this intersection. Once the analysis is completed, I will make sure to contact you. 

In the meantime, should you need anything else, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards, 

Tanya N. King, P.E., CPM
Traffic Studies Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation 
District One MS 1-8
801 North Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 1249 | Bartow, FL 33830
: 863.519.2509 : 863.534.0915

[End of inserted email]

I have also replied to the email, expressing surprise at the consideration of a roundabout and asking how long to expect the further analysis will take.

Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer, or if you have any suggestions/recommendations for additional action that would help expedite this process.

Ali Johnston