Governor Rick Scott today announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: FDOT Begins Process for Privately Funded High-Speed Rail from Orlando to Tampa
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public meeting about a concept development and evaluation study along a 4.2-mile section along State Road (S.R.) 519 (Fiske Boulevard) from County Road (C.R.) 502 (Barnes Boulevard)/Interstate 95 (I-95) northbound ramps to S.R. 520 (King Street). The meeting will be next Thursday, June 28, at the Rockledge City Hall from 6-7:30 p.m., and includes an informational looping presentation.
The purpose of the meeting is to explain the project goals and objectives, present recommended alternatives, seek public and agency input, and provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views about the project. Study team members will be available to discuss the study and to answer questions. Participants may provide public comment at any time, and written comments may also be submitted during the meeting or by mail no later than July 16, 2018.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the department by phone at 407-792-1833, or via email at email@example.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project information is also available online at cflroads.com, search for 437241-1.
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT District Five Communications Office at 386-943-5479 or D5-PIO@dot.state.fl.us.
Passersby Might See Activity Near Donegan Avenue, Kissimmee
SunRail is participating in an emergency exercise this Thursday, June 21, along the railroad tracks north of Donegan Avenue, from approximately 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will simulate an emergency, where the train has come to a stop, and passengers are transferred to a bus, which takes them to the Tupperware Station.
This bus bridge exercise is meant to benefit SunRail crews, LYNX bus service providers, as well as emergency responders in the southern expansion area, where new service is beginning July 30. In the event of an emergency where SunRail trains could not run, buses will have to shuttle passengers between stations. About 12 to 15 volunteers are participating.
Passersby are urged to stay back for safety reasons.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting on the South Lake Trail Phase IIIB. The meeting is on Tuesday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear Building/Community Center in Groveland. [Read more…] about South Lake Trail Public Information Meeting in Lake County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding plans to improve safety along U.S. 27 at the intersection of Weston Hills Boulevard/Holly Grove Boulevard. The project addresses operational and safety concerns by converting the existing full median to a bi-directional median. This type of median guides traffic to its own dedicated turn lane instead of two directions of traffic trying to share the same turn lane. See graphic below. [Read more…] about U.S. 27 at Weston Hills/Holly Grove Boulevard Improvements Public Hearing
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements along State Road (S.R.) 15/600 (U.S. 17/92) from north of Lake Mary Boulevard to north of Airport Boulevard, which includes intersection improvements at Airport Boulevard. The hearing will be on Tuesday, June 19, at the Seminole County Public Safety Administration Building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a public comment period following a presentation. [Read more…] about Public Hearing on Widening U.S. 17/92 from north of Lake Mary Boulevard to north of Airport Boulevard in Seminole County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public workshop for the intersection improvement project at State Road (S.R.) 500 (U.S. 192) at Hollywood Boulevard/Evans Road. The proposed improvements include milling and resurfacing, replacing existing mast arms, upgrading signing and pavements markings, upgrading pedestrian features to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and drainage and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improvements. Please see the attached flier. [Read more…] about U.S. 192 at Hollywood Boulevard/Evans Road Intersection Improvements Public Workshop
Near Edgewater Drive
Drivers this week will encounter a lane closure on eastbound Lee Road. This is occurring at Edison Avenue, just to the west of Edgewater Drive. The closure affects the right lane/outside lane. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is working to fix a drainage pipe and a storm water inlet that are experiencing some settling. [Read more…] about Lee Road lane closure at Edison Avenue in Orlando
The Florida Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 4 (I-4) under Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) for multiple nights from Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14. The closures are necessary to place girders for a new eastbound Maitland Boulevard bridge over I-4.
Eastbound I-4 under Maitland Boulevard closes at 12 a.m. through 5 a.m. on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12. All motorists traveling I-4 eastbound toward Maitland Boulevard will exit to westbound Lee Road (State Road 423) at Exit 88. Drivers will turn right onto Edgewater Drive then right onto northbound Forest City Road/ State Road 434. Motorists can then turn right onto State Road 436 to then re-enter eastbound I-4. The eastbound I-4 exit ramps to eastbound and westbound Maitland Boulevard (Exits 90A and 90B) will also close at 10 p.m. on June 10-11 and reopen at 5 a.m. the following mornings to accommodate the closure. The eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from Lee Road closes at 12 a.m. through 5 a.m. on June 11-12 as well. A handout illustrating the eastbound I-4 detour is available online to view or download at: fdot.tips/ebi4sr414.
Westbound I-4 under Maitland Boulevard is closing nightly at 12 a.m. though 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14. All motorists traveling I-4 westbound toward Maitland Boulevard will exit to State Road 436 at Exit 92. Drivers will detour south on State Road 434 to Maitland Boulevard to re-enter westbound I-4. The westbound I-4 on ramp from State Road 436 and westbound exits to Maitland Boulevard (Exit 90A and 90B) will also close at the same time to accommodate the closure. A handout illustrating the detour is available online to view or download at: fdot.tips/wbi4sr414.
Law enforcement officers will be present along detour routes to facilitate traffic flow.
Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.
The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 (I-4) from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway.
North side of Oviedo
State Road (S.R.) 434 on the north side of Oviedo is reopened to traffic ahead of schedule. Crews finished making repairs Friday afternoon around 4:33 p.m. The original goal was to reopen the road by Saturday morning.
The roadway had been closed since Saturday afternoon, June 2, at Laurel Oaks Court, due to an issue with an old drainage structure that runs under the road. A portion of the drainage structure collapsed, which opened up a three-foot wide hole. For safety reasons, the entire roadway was closed at that location and detours were set up.
On Tuesday, June 5, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) issued an emergency contract to Southland Construction, which included a 72-hour window to fix what’s under the road, and reopen the road to traffic. The contract amount was $237,000. Construction work began Wednesday morning. Other construction work, not related to the travel sections of the road, will still occur.
FDOT extends thanks to those commuters and residents who drove safely and followed the detours while the emergency repairs took place.