Lake County hosts Public Hearing No. 2 About Proposed County Road 455 Improvements


Lake County is hosting Public Hearing No. 2 for the County Road 455 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. The public hearing will be held as an agenda item as part of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 27, at the Lake County Administration Building in the Board Chambers (2nd floor), located at 315 W. Main St., Tavares, Florida, 32778. The County Commission meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the public hearing to be held after that time as determined by the Board meeting agenda.

The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate proposed transportation solutions on a new alignment from Schofield Road to Hartwood Marsh Road in southeast Lake County. The project is approximately 4.7 miles in length.

This hearing will focus on the Recommended (Build) Alternative. The No-Build Alternative will also be presented. The hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the social, economic and environmental impacts of the proposed CR 455 Extension. Oral statements can be made during the designated time during the public hearing. Additionally, persons wishing to submit written comments, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to George Gadiel, Project Manager, by either email ( or by mail (323 N. Sinclair Avenue, Tavares, FL, 32778). All written statements emailed or postmarked by November 6, 2020, will become part of the public hearing record.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require language translation or interpretive services, which are provided at no cost, or those requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) may request assistance by contacting Fred Martin, Lake County Title VI/Nondiscrimination and ADA Coordinator, at 352-343-9653 or at least seven days prior to the meeting.


For more information, contact Lake County Project Manager George Gadiel, PE, Public Works Department, at 352-253-9092 or