The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the second-floor multipurpose room at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando, FL 32801.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Jessica Ottaviano, FDOT District Five Public Information, 719 S. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720, or by phone at 386-943-5367, or by email at [email protected].
Questions? Please contact Steve Olson of the Florida Department of Transportation at 386-943-5479 or [email protected].
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Sarasota/Bradenton: Construction Project:
Detour – University Parkway CLOSED under I-75 at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Friday, February 3. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Friday, February 3 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews continue construction of the northbound bridge over University Parkway. All ramps will remain open.
Motorists traveling west on University Parkway (east of I-75) wishing to travel west through the interchange are directed to travel north on I-75, exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217B, enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling east on University Parkway (west of I-75) wishing to travel east through the interchange are directed to travel south on I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling south on I-75 wishing to travel east on University Parkway are directed to exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210 (south of the closure), enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to travel west on University Parkway are directed to exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217B (north of the closure), enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening of University Parkway, widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway, addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is fall 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is having a public information meeting for the US 92 (International Speedway Boulevard) Corridor Management Plan Study (Beachside).
The meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Peninsula Club located at 415 S. Peninsula Drive in Daytona Beach.
The meeting will have an open-house format, and participants can visit any time between 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. There will not be a formal presentation.
The study focuses on the area from the Halifax River Bridge to S.R. A1A (Atlantic Avenue) in Daytona Beach. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study and present information concerning the corridor’s operations, deficiencies and potential opportunities for future enhancement. Maps, drawings and other pertinent information will be on display for public review. FDOT staff and others associated with the project will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
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 Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at (386) 943-5367, or via email at [email protected].
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Katie Widdison, Public Information Coordinator by phone at (386) 212-0449, or via email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 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).
For more information, call the public information office, Jennifer Horton 386-943-5497, or email [email protected].
The public is invited to learn more about the I-4 Ultimate project and how it is transforming Seminole County, as well as the entire 21-mile corridor, during a public information open house scheduled for Thursday, February 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs.
“We encourage the public to attend this event to learn more about the project, view area maps and displays, and discuss the project with staff,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager.
Major changes planned for the northern end of the project will be highlighted during the meeting, such as improvements to State Road (S.R.) 436 and S.R. 434 interchanges, Central Parkway overpass and Wymore Road-Douglas Avenue intersection.
The project officially launched in February 2015 and expected completion is 2021. The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 from Kirkman Road in Orange County to S.R. 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 existing roadway.
Additional project information, including an up-to-date list of lane and ramp closures, are posted on i4Ultimate.com. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for project newsletters and route-specific alerts through the website to help make informed decisions about when and where to travel.
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David Parks, I-4 Ultimate Public Information Officer, by phone at 407-670-2358, or via email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 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 Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at [email protected].
State Road 60 east of Stembridge Road: Emergency Repair: Crews have closed the westbound lanes of State Road 60 east of Stembridge Road due to a depression in the roadway resulting from a jack and bore operation. Both westbound and eastbound traffic reduces to one lane in each direction and shifts onto the existing eastbound lanes. Motorists should expect the reduced lanes and traffic shift to last until afternoon on Friday, February 3. Crews will schedule additional asphalt repairs later. Use caution, watch for changes in the traffic pattern and expect some delays.
US 41 between Symmes Road and Lewis Avenue
Lighting maintenance – lane closures Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Guy N. Verger Boulevard at Maritime Boulevard
Intelligent Transportation Systems maintenance – lane closures Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
40th Street (US 41) between 15th Avenue East and Conover Street
Repaving and restriping – lane closures Sunday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 am.
Henderson Boulevard (SR 685) between Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy Boulevard
Repaving – intermittent lane closures Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
Florida Avenue (US 41/SR 685) between Sligh Avenue and River Shore Drive
Repaving – lane closures Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Nightly lane closures Sunday – Friday from 7:00 pm to 7:30 am.
Gulf to Bay Boulevard (SR 60) between Highlands Avenue and US 19
Repaving – lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am.
Gandy Boulevard between I-275 and 4th Street North
Widening – intermittent nightly lane closures Monday – Saturday from 10:30 pm to 6:00 am.
Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) between 28th Street North / Lake Carillon Drive and Gandy Boulevard
Repaving – lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Curlew Road (SR 586) at Gull Aire Boulevard
Traffic signal maintenance – lane closures Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Ulmerton Road (SR 688) between 49th Street North and 38th Street North
Widening – nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.
US 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) between Green Acres Street and Jump Court
Widening – intermittent lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Halls River Road Bridge (CR 490A) between Hadley Court and Taylor Terrace
Bridge Replacement – lane closures Sunday – Saturday 24 hours per day.
US 41 from Bonita Crossings Boulevard to Beaumont Road: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane closed throughout the day and evening while crews perform drainage repairs. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.
SR 700 North Lake Parker Avenue from East Oleander Street to East Parker Street: Railroad repair project: Railroad crews will close North Lake Parker Avenue between E Oleander Street and E Parker Street at night/overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., Tuesday January 31, and Wednesday, February 1. This road closure is necessary for workers to make emergency repairs to the railroad bridge over the roadway. Use caution and follow the posted detour using East Parker Street, North Ingraham Avenue and East Oleander Street. Expect some delays.
Governor Rick Scott today announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $10.8 billion in the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide and keep Florida’s world-class transportation and infrastructure system as the nation’s best.
Governor Scott said, “As the third largest state in the nation with the fourth fastest growing population, we must make sure our state is prepared to safely welcome new families, visitors and job creators. We have made significant investments in transportation for four years in a row because we know the incredible impact it has on job creation and helping Florida become a leading hub for global trade. The ‘Fighting for Florida’s Future’ Budget continues this record funding by including more than $10 billion to ensure our transportation and infrastructure system remains a national leader for decades to come.”
The Governor’s FY 2017/2018 transportation budget makes the following investments:
- $4.1 billion for construction of highway projects
- $178.2 million in seaport infrastructure improvements
- $257.8 million for aviation improvements
- $300.8 million for scheduled repair of 61 bridges and replacement of 16 bridges
- $978.2 million for maintenance and operation
- $618 million for public transit development grants
- $175.6 million for safety initiatives
- $82.7 million for bike and pedestrian trails.
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold said, “Governor Scott’s transportation budget provides the record funding necessary to maintain and repair existing infrastructure and prepare for future growth. Florida’s roads, seaports, airports, railways and trails will continue to meet the growing needs of Florida’s families.”
The Governor’s “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget makes the following transportation investments:
- $103.9M to acquire right of way for the First Coast Expressway in Clay County. This funding enables the department to complete land acquisition in this county, thereby ensuring construction continues. The First Coast Expressway is a new all electronic toll facility which improves the movement of people and goods throughout the region.
- $44.2M to add additional lanes and reconstruct the existing SR 15 (US 17) from west of Dunns Creek to Horse Landing Road in Putnam County. The improvements include widening the existing two lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with a raised median, bicycle lanes, a sidewalk on the west side of the roadway and a 12-foot multi-use path on the east side.
- $29.1M for drainage improvements along the SR A1A (3rd Street) from Seagate Avenue to Beach Boulevard in Duval County. The drainage improvements will reduce the incidence and magnitude of flooding experienced at this segment of roadway.
- $31.1M for channel deepening and widening at JAXPORT in Duval County. An updated economic impact study reported that cargo activity supports nearly $27 billion in annual economic output.
- $21M to add lanes and reconstruct SR 369 (US 319) from North of SR 267 to the Leon County Line in Wakulla County. SR 369 serves as the primary travel route between Tallahassee and gulf coast communities. The improvements will improve mobility, relieve traffic congestion, improve traffic circulation, improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and improve public safety.
- $32.8M to improve the roadway and add lanes on SR 390 in Bay County from Jenks Avenue to East of SR 77/Ohio Avenue. This project will relieve congestion and promote opportunities for growth along the corridor by converting the roadway to a six-lane divided facility with buffered bike lanes and sidewalks. An improved Strategic Intermodal System corridor will also better serve as a Hurricane Evacuation Route for surrounding communities.
- $32.6M to add lanes and reconstruct SR 388 (West Bay Parkway) from SR 79 to East of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Bay County. This project will improve mobility and airport access by widening SR 388 from two to four lanes, adding a multi-lane roundabout at the airport entrance, widening the Crooked Creek bridge from two to four-lanes and improving signalization at SR 79.
- $67.1M to add lanes and reconstruct SR 82 from Alabama Road to the Hendry County Line in Lee County. The improvements include widening of the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with optional future expansion to six lanes, a shared-use path and lighting improvements.
- $115.7M to add lanes on I-75 at the SR 70 interchange in Manatee County. The construction project will rebuild the SR 70 interchange from its existing partial cloverleaf design to a modified diamond interchange design with a single loop in the northwest quadrant. Interchange improvements will also include replacement of entrance and exit ramps and the addition of emergency stopping sites on the exit ramps.
- $478.6M to add lanes and improve the interchange at I-95/I-595 Express Lanes direct connect (I-95 from Stirling Road to Broward Boulevard) in Broward County. The project will provide new median ramp connections and a second express lane to increase mobility, relieve congestion and accommodate future growth in the region.
- $43.2M to add lanes and rehabilitate SR 80 from West of Lion Country Safari Road to Forest Hill/Crestwood Boulevard. SR 80/Southern Blvd. is a Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) corridor located in central Palm Beach County and is one of only two major east-west roadways. This project will relieve congestion on SR 80 by adding an additional travel lane in each direction, and will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to the new developments by including a shared use path and buffered bicycle lanes to accommodate all modes of transportation.
- $12.1M to extend the runway at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport in Broward County. This project will assist with meeting future demands for commercial and general aviation traffic through improvements and modifications to accommodate the eastward construction of the New South Runway and one parallel taxiway.
- $80.9M for bridge replacement on SR 968/SW 1st Street at the Miami River in Miami-Dade County. The existing SW 1st Street bridge is a low-level bascule (movable) bridge spanning the Miami River. The purpose of the project is to replace the structurally deficient bridge and relieve congestion.
- $61.7M to expand and improve Krome Avenue in Miami-Dade County from SW 232nd Street to south of SW 136th Street. This project will improve safety, traffic operations and access points to reduce fatalities in the corridor. The road will be widened from two-lanes to a four-lane divided highway and will include new bridges over several canals, improve drainage systems and lighting along the length of the project.
East Central Florida
- $56.9M for the direct access between I-95 and the Melbourne International Airport in Brevard County. The direct access will relieve traffic at the adjacent interchanges. The new interchange will align with St. Johns Heritage Parkway and Ellis Road.
- $34M for Space Florida Launch Complex Improvements in Brevard County demonstrating Florida’s leadership and commitment to space flight and related businesses as the Space Center transitions to commercial space flight. Improvements will help attract more commercial activity to the area.
- $169.5M for 3.53 miles of limited access toll road along State Road 46, east of Wekiva Park Drive to Orange Boulevard to help protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River in Seminole County. The project will include the design of non-tolled service roads, slip ramps, and several bridges. The project will also include roadway widening, drainage, lighting and other features.
- $17.5M for rehabilitation of the Volusia/Daytona Beach Taxiway at the Daytona Beach International Airport in Volusia County. The airport serves as a vital link in Florida’s air transportation system. Improved runways will assist Daytona International Airport with their efforts to provide more direct connect flights.
West Central Florida
- $40M for Tampa International Airport in Hillsborough County to continue development and construction of an automated people mover. The people mover will transport visitors from a consolidated rental car facility to the main terminal thereby reducing the congestion along George Bean Parkway. It will also connect the proposed Westshore Multimodal Center with the airport and greatly enhance the movement of visitors and residents throughout the region.
- $11M to acquire right of way for the future widening of SR 574/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Hillsborough County from East of Kings Way to East of McIntosh Road). This project will support growth in the area from the current low density development (mixture of agricultural, commercial, and planned residential developments) to a future urban environment.
- $35.1M to add lanes and reconstruct US 19 (SR 55) From West Jump Court to West Fort Island Trail in Citrus County. This project will increase capacity on a major US route from four to six lanes. The project also includes drainage improvements and the addition of sidewalks.
Florida Transportation Commission Chairman Jay Trumbull said, “Governor Scott’s transportation budget makes the right investments in the right places for today’s needs while preparing for tomorrow’s demands. This budget continues to recognize the diverse needs of our residents, our businesses and our visitors.”
Florida Transportation Builders’ Association President Bob Burleson said, “Governor Scott’s record budget continues important strategic investments in transportation infrastructure. The budget maintains a solid foundation for a growing economy and more jobs for Florida’s families.”
Florida Ports Council President and CEO Doug Wheeler said, “Governor Scott continues to make Florida’s seaports a priority by investing in the necessary improvements to keep up with current needs and prepare for future growth in cargo and cruise passengers.”
Floridians for Better Transportation President Sally Patrenos said, “Florida’s transportation system continues to be the best built and maintained in the country because Governor Scott knows that our residents, visitors and businesses rely on it every day.”
Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida President Kevin Wall said, “Governor Scott’s investments in Florida’s critical infrastructure demonstrate his commitment to creating one of the best and safest transportation systems in the nation.”
Florida Concrete & Products Association President Kelly Page said, “Governor Scott’s transportation budget shows why Florida’s roads and bridges are the best in the country. Governor Scott continues to focus on building a transportation system that supports Florida jobs and Florida families.”
Florida Public Transportation Association Executive Director Lisa M. Bacot said, “Florida residents and visitors who rely on local transit systems will benefit from the Governor’s transportation budget. He recognizes the importance public transportation plays in the lives of those who need it most.”
Florida Airports Council President and CEO Lisa Lyle Waters said, “Thanks to the strategic investments Governor Scott has made in Florida’s airport system, we continue to be prepared to handle record volumes in traffic and operations while at the same time making critical improvements to keep our workers and passengers safe.”
On January 4, 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One secretary approved the Final State Environmental Impact Report for the intersection of State Road (SR) 64 and Rye Road in Manatee County. The next phase of development, the design phase, or preparation of construction plans, is now underway.
Based on the results of analyses of potential effects to the social, cultural, natural, and physical environment, projected project costs and benefits, and public comments gathered throughout the study, FDOT reached a decision on the type of improvements necessary to accommodate future traffic demands at the SR 64 and Rye Road intersection. A decision is required in order to advance to subsequent design and construction phases.
FDOT selected the modern roundabout alternative presented at the October 13, 2016 workshop. The modern roundabout alternative will now advance into the design phase, and subsequently construction. The alternative shown below consists of a multilane roundabout and associated sidewalks that will replace the existing intersection.
Design and right-of-way acquisition funding is in FDOT’s current fiscal year (FY), 2016/2017, with construction funding in FY 2017/2018. Weather permitting; construction should take approximately 18 months.