Orange County has conducted a pedestrian safety study along approximately 4.6 miles of roadway near the University of Central Florida (UCF) area. The study corridors are Alafaya Trail from Challenger Parkway to McCulloch Road, University Boulevard from Rouse Road to Alafaya Trail and McCulloch Road from Alafaya Trail to North Orion Boulevard.
The design and construction of the study recommendations will be split into phases.
The first-phase project limits include Alafaya trail from Challenger Parkway to McCulloch Road and University Boulevard from Quadrangle Boulevard to Alafaya Trail. The Phase I design will consist of additional guideway signage, new pedestrian channelization in medians and behind curbs, new landscaping, intersection improvements with curb radii modifications, enhanced crosswalks, new pedestrian-scale lighting, a much wider sidewalk along the UCF frontage, and two new signalized mid-block pedestrian crosswalks. Additional phases will be developed as funding becomes available.
The purpose of this design will be to take the recommendations from the study and transfer those concepts into engineered construction plans. The Public Works Engineering Division will work closely with the Florida Department of Transportation and the University of Central Florida during the development of the construction plans. A high level of detail, design analysis and adherence to federal, state and local regulations will be necessary to permit this project.
The Public Works Department has a consultant under contract (AVCON, Inc.) and the first-phase project recommendations are being designed. The current design activities include:
Project status can be tracked using Orange County’s ProjectTrak web application.
The Orange County Public Works Department and the Florida Department of Transportation have also accelerated the installation of several interim safety improvements that did not have to go through the design process:
Additional interim improvements are in the process of being installed:
Orange County and the design consultant will be available for meeting with small groups and individuals to discuss all aspects of the project. This website will be updated over the course of the project.
Cathy Evangelo, P.E., Senior Engineer
Orange County Public Works Department
4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando FL 32839
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