The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments and input on a proposed amendment to the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The 2045 LRTP identifies various strategies for alleviating congestion, improving safety, and promoting increased system efficiency through systems management techniques and coordination with land use planning and development activity. Additionally, the 2045 LRTP considered multimodal and intermodal opportunities to serve the mobility of people and goods throughout Lake and Sumter Counties and adjacent counties. This multi-modal plan includes highway, public transportation, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements, rail, and transportation planning activities over a 20-year horizon.
The Lake~Sumter MPO Board will take action on a request submitted by the Florida Department of Transportation to amend the Florida Turnpike into the Cost Feasible portions of the 2045 LRTP. The aforementioned project is designed to support economic development by improving goods movement access and connections to transportation facilities and major activity centers and improving safety by reducing fatal and serious crashes. The current adopted 2045 LRTP can be viewed at 2045 LRTP. The proposed LRTP Amendment for the Florida Turnpike may be viewed at the 2045 LRTP Amendment Packet
The public is encouraged to participate in the adoption of the Transportation Improvement Program process. The Board will be approving the MPO's Draft FY 2023 - 2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 2022 List of Priority Projects and the public review period, which will close upon the Adoption Hearing on June 22, 2022. The TIP is a federally-required document that all Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to develop annually. It represents the transportation improvements that have been programmed for five years. This TIP includes the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Program of Projects (POP) for Section 5307 Funding used to provide Fixed Route Transit service for Lake County. The development of the TIP satisfies the federal public participation requirements for the POP.
In accordance with the MPO's Public Participation Plan and compliance with Federal law and applicable Florida Statutes, a public meeting notice is being provided to allow the public to provide comments and feedback on the proposed LRTP amendment, TIP adoption, and the 2022 LOPP adoption above that ends on June 22, 2022.
The LRTP amendment, TIP Adoption, 2022 LOPP adoption is scheduled for adoption at a public meeting on June 22, 2022, at the regularly scheduled MPO Board meeting that begins at 2:00 P.M. held at the following location:
1300 Citizens Blvd., Suite 175
Leesburg, FL 34748
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