Due to Anticipated Cooler Weather
Winter Park – Paving work is suspended next week (the week of Oct 28) at the Fairbanks Curve, on Interstate 4 near Winter Park. Anticipated conditions call for cooler weather, which is not conducive to lay down asphalt. Temperatures must be 65 degrees, and rising, for this type of product and work.
Plans now call for work resuming Sunday night, November 4. The work is occurring on the westbound side, between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue, during overnight hours. Work hours run between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
The first phase of the project is complete. The second phase involves laying down an asphalt surface, called an overlay, which goes directly on top of the (ground down) concrete surface. There is final restriping and other work that follows.
The cost of the project is $377,838. Ranger Construction is the contractor.
The weather delay does not put the project behind schedule, since the contractor has most of November to complete the work. However, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the contractor are working to keep the project on an aggressive schedule. Updates are planned if there are any other changes.
FDOT urges you to buckle up, be careful in construction zones, and don’t text and drive.