In March 2018, Lake County began the CR 455 Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study which focuses on a proposed extension to CR 455 from Schofield Road to Hartwood Marsh Road, in the southeastern portion of Lake County. This Study area is located partially within the City of Clermont, but the anticipated corridor will be contained in unincorporated Lake County and is approximately 4.7 miles in length.
The purpose of this Study is to create system continuity in the area, to provide a regional link between areas of the county, and to provide additional multimodal options that support economic development goals. As alternatives are identified and evaluated, the Study team will consider this corridor's setting, the area's needs, and public input. The public is invited to share their ideas and concerns throughout the Study and may do so on the Share Your Thoughts page. It is anticipated that this Study will be completed by the end of 2019.
A Public Alternative Concepts Workshop was anticipated to be held in January 2019. However, due to delays in receiving the approved traffic model from CFX Lake-Orange County Connector PD&E Study, the newly anticipated date for the Workshop will be sometime in May 2019.
Our traffic engineers now have a running base traffic model from the CFX Lake-Orange Connector PD&E Study Team as of Monday, January 28, 2019. The traffic engineers have estimated an eight (8) week duration from then to complete the traffic analysis and include their results in a Traffic Engineering Report. Once the traffic analysis and draft report are complete, it will be reviewed by METRO Consulting Group and Lake County Engineering. The review and response to comments could take another two (2) weeks before the Final Traffic Engineering Report is complete and ready to be posted. Therefore, the entire process from analyzing the traffic to creating a Traffic Engineering Report with the results is scheduled to be completed in approximately ten (10) weeks from January 28, 2019.
Only then will the CR 455 Extension PD&E Study Team be able to prepare for, and conduct, the Public Alternative Concepts Workshop, which will include Build and No-Build alternatives. As with previous meetings, residents, and homeowners within the Study Area and on the mailing list will receive a notification at least two weeks prior to any public meetings related to the CR 455 Extension PD&E Study.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.