Hillsborough Seeks Virtual Public Input About Proposed School Routes Safety Improvements
**Updated start date**
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) - Hillsborough County is seeking input from the public about proposed physical safety improvements that will serve the students who attend Leto High, Pierce Middle, and Alexander Elementary Schools, including pedestrian facilities, speed management, traffic signal timing modifications, additional signage, school fencing, and maintenance.
The three schools will be the first in Hillsborough County to benefit from the nationally recognized Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The proposed School Routes Safety Improvements project is designed to enhance safety for students who walk or "roll" (bike) to school within a 2-mile radius of the study area.
Residents - including school faculty and staff, students, and parents of students who attend the three schools - can visit HCFLGov.net/HCEngage at any time from Dec. 4 through Dec. 18. There residents can learn more about the safety improvements being considered for the study area, view route maps, participate in the virtual public engagement, and offer comments on the proposed route improvements.
Public Meeting Information
In place of in-person public meetings, which have been suspended due to COVID-19, the County will conduct a virtual engagement to collect feedback from the public. Participants will have the opportunity to review project details and offer comments online via The Hillsborough County Engagement Hub starting Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Public comment for this project closes Dec. 18, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.. Public comment for this project closes Dec. 18, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Questions in English or Spanish about the virtual public engagement for the School Routes Safety Improvements for Leto High, Pierce Middle, and Alexander Elementary Schools may be directed to the Customer Service Center at (813) 272-5900.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in the proceeding, and those seeking an interpreter, should contact the ADA Coordinator at telephone number (813) 276-8401.