FDOT to consider $23 million change to Waldo Road 

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a community meeting on Thursday in the city of Waldo about a proposed project that would impact travel along State Road 24.  

An open house will start at 4:30 p.m. and take place at Waldo City Square, 14450 NE 148th Ave. The presentation and public comment period start at 6 p.m. 

The proposed project would cut SR 24 (Waldo Road), starting west of NE 141st Drive to US 301, from two eastbound lanes to one, adding pedestrian crossings, a parking lane and bicycle lane. The changes would impact less than two miles of road and cost $23.4 million, according to FDOT documents.  

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“The City of Waldo expressed interest in providing a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly facility to encourage economic development in the area,” the project overview says. “This project proposes to repurpose SR 24 (Waldo Road) to serve all users: people who walk, bicycle or drive.” 

A virtual meeting will also happen on Tuesday with an open house time at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation and public comment period starting at 6 p.m. Find more details for the online meeting at the FDOT website

For more information on the project, visit the FDOT website

The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a meeting Thursday regarding resurfacing and lane repurposing improvements on State Road 24-Waldo
Courtesy of FDOT The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a meeting Thursday regarding resurfacing and lane repurposing improvements on State Road 24-Waldo Road.

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Clyde

$23 million for less than 2 miles of road for pedestrians and bicyclists in Waldo? How many pedestrians and bicyclists are in Waldo? And when they get done walking and bicycling on that small stretch, where do they go? Do they then hop in their car and drive somewhere? This is an insane amount of money for that project. If it connected to somewhere, then maybe yes, but this is nuts.

Debbie Johnson

This will affect the people that live there and the daily routine of going to work. It is already hard enough to cross traffic to get home, but now you want to make it one lane through Waldo. This is not safe or a good Idea with the amount of Traffic that comes through Waldo 24/7. This will be a mess like Starke has.

some guy

Bike lanes?
$23 million in a town of 800 people?
What the Florida is wrong with our leaders