Pedestrian Safety and Roadway Improvements

Roadway Improvements

INVEST in Our Home for Life will provide $200 million to complete the funding of new roadways and improvement of existing roadways to relieve traffic congestion throughout Orange County.

Roadway Projects

Ten projects have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners for inclusion in the roadway program. They are:

  • Kennedy Boulevard from Forest City Road to Wymore Road will be widened to four lanes.
  • Econlockhatchee Trail from Valencia College Lane to Lake Underhill Road will be widened to four lanes.
  • Lake Underhill Road from Econlockhatchee Trail to Rouse Road will be widened to four lanes.
  • Texas Avenue from Americana Boulevard to Holden Avenue will be widened to four lanes.
  • Ficquette Road from Summerlake Park Boulevard to the end of the current construction project at Overstreet Road will be widened to four lanes.
  • Reams Road from Summerlake Park Boulevard to Taborfield Avenue will be widened to four lanes.
  • Richard Crotty Parkway from SR 436 to Goldenrod Road will be widened to four lanes.
  • Boggy Creek Road from Wetherbee Road to State Route 417 will be widened to four lanes.
  • Selected East Orange County critical transportation needs will be addressed.
For status updates, visit the Transportation Projects page.

Pedestrian Safety

INVEST in Our Home for Life has allocated $15 million for pedestrian safety improvements at intersections and other selected locations that will enhance various features such as: sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, turn lanes, updated signage and other necessary improvements.


Orange County has established and is maintaining a coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent response to Orange County's pedestrian and bicycle safety issues through the Walk-Ride-Thrive! Pedestrian Safety Initiative.

Pedestrian Safety Projects

The pedestrian safety component of the INVEST program will address selected intersections and corridor improvements that may include:

  • Pedestrian crosswalks at uncontrolled locations and new mid-block crossings.
  • Rapid flashing beacons and Speed Feedback Signs.
  • Crosswalk Upgrades to special emphasis standards.
  • Intersection improvements to reduce pedestrian crossing time.
  • Pedestrian lighting at intersections and crosswalks with high pedestrian volume.
  • Audible Pedestrian Signals.
  • Small sidewalk connections.
  • Traffic signal upgrades to include pedestrian signals on all approaches, overhead Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrian signs, and backplates with reflective borders.

Improvements will be in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act infrastructure guidelines.

Through a partnership with the University of Central Florida, work is being done to dramatically improve the University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail area.

Contact Us

Orange County Engineering Division
4200 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32839

Phone: 407-836-7908
Fax: 407-836-8024