The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a public hearing 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Captain’s House located at 1300 Bianca Drive N.E. in Palm Bay, regarding the design plans for proposed improvements to Babcock Street (State Road (S.R.) 507). The project begins at Malabar Road (S.R. 514) and extends north to Palm Bay Road (County Road (C.R.) 516), a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. The proposed improvements include widening Babcock Street to a six-lane, divided roadway and will include bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The design will also include a northbound bridge replacement and a southbound bridge widening over the Melbourne-Tillman Canal. The design is scheduled for completion in 2018. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed access changes related to the proposed widening of Babcock Street (S.R. 507). It begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., when participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There is a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions before and after the presentation.