Message from the President (February 14, 2023)

I just received the following information from FDOT about a public meeting for the 3rd part of the extension running up to Route 19.  The meeting will be held on March 9th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the National Guard Armory. (see details in the attached letter.) 
When I received the email it had Mr. Sharma's contact information so I called and spoke with him.  I explained the dilemma he would have wanting to talk about the new extension without addressing the concerns of the existing situation with noise and exhaust coming off of section 2.  I mentioned he may have many folks coming to the meeting to discuss section 2. He had received an email from Congressman Bilirakis office, and replied but is waiting to hear again from Bilirakis office.
I suggested he hold a meeting with our community to address our concerns before the March 9th meeting and he said there was not enough time to have it scheduled before then and all of their efforts at the moment are in preparation for the March 9th meeting.  I then suggested they at least voluntarily do a noise study to determine the change to our community.  He promised to get it to his staff and see if such an idea would be possible.  He did say he would be willing to work with our community but it would be after the March 9th meeting and no date was given as to when that would be. He said he would email me a response about the noise study. 
James Pirotta 
President SMWCA

From: Sharma, Anil <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2023 at 3:19 PM
Subject: SAVE THE DATE: Public Information Meeting for Suncoast Parkway 2 (SR589), Phase 3 from CR 486 to US 19
To: Sharma, Anil <[email protected]>


Dear Property Owner or Interested Party:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise will hold a Public Information Meeting for the above-referenced project. The Enterprise will provide several options to participate in this Public Information Meeting. You may participate virtually/online at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, via a computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone in listen-only mode. Alternatively, you may participate in-person from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the National Guard Armory, located at 8551 W. Venable Street, Crystal River, FL 34429.

Please visit the project website at to register for the Public Information Meeting and to select your participation option. **Please note that registration works best with the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox web browsers.** Additional registration and project information is provided in the enclosed project newsletter.

This meeting will give interested persons an opportunity to review the project design and ask questions about the proposed improvements. Displays that illustrate the proposed improvements will be available at the meeting, along with informational videos. All meeting materials will be available for review the day of the virtual meeting on the project website. This letter is being sent to all property owners and tenants within at least 300 feet of either side of the proposed project and to public officials, regulatory agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in the project.

Persons wishing to submit written or verbal comments/questions may do so at the meeting or may contact me at [email protected] or by phone at (407) 264-3041. For assistance registering for the Public Information Meeting, or for additional information, please contact me at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. A recording of the webinar will be available on the project website following the Public Meeting. All comments received or postmarked no later than March 20, 2023, will be included in the records for the Public Information Meeting.



Anil J. Sharma, P.E.

Project Manager

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