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Preliminary Design Study


Orange County Government has initiated a Preliminary Design Study (PDS) for the widening of C.R. 545 to a four-lane divided roadway from Schofield Road to McKinney Road within the Horizon West Special Planning Area (Approximate Length: 1.8 miles).


The purpose of the study is to assess and recommend roadway improvements anticipated to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The study considers the social and environmental impacts of adding travel lanes and other features such as, but not limited to, drainage conveyance and treatment improvements, sidewalk, raised medians, lighting, landscaping and intersection improvements.


The study is anticipated to be completed during 2022.

Public Involvement

One community meeting will be held during the study at locations in or near the CR 545 study area and two public hearings will be conducted to elicit additional public input. Newsletters will be mailed to nearby property owners at certain milestones to inform them of the project. The County is also available to hold small group meeting during the planning phase at the request of interested parties

A Public Meeting has been scheduled to present the Preliminary Design Study to the Community: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Bridgewater Middle School, located at 5600 Tiny Road, Winter Garden, FL beginning at 6pm or shortly thereafter.

An open house will be held from 5:45 to 6pm. The meeting will begin with a formal presentation at 6pm followed by a question-and-answer forum.

Contact Us

Blanche Hardy, P.G., ARM, Project Manager
Transportation Planning Division
Orange County Planning, Environmental and Development Services Department
4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando FL 32839
Phone: 407-836-8022