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Nov. 2, 2018


Steve Olson, 386-943-5479



Contractor to Start Installing Girders for John Young Parkway Flyover Bridge


Orange County – Drivers who regularly travel through the Sand Lake Road/John Young Parkway intersection will notice some big changes as the contractor begins to set girders, or beams, for the new flyover bridge.

During the week of Monday, Nov. 5, the contractor will begin installing the shoring towers that will support the girders during their installation. Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to complete the work.

Then beginning the week of Nov. 12, and lasting for tentatively four to five weeks, crews will be working nightly to place the girders over Sand Lake Road. Each night, lane closures and/or detours will begin around 8 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. the following morning.

During the week of Thanksgiving, crews will only work the night of Monday, Nov. 19, due to the holiday.

Once the flyover bridge is complete, John Young Parkway traffic will travel, or “fly”, over Sand Lake Road to help alleviate congestion at the busy intersection.

Electronic message boards and signs will be installed to inform the public about traffic impacts and guide motorists around the work zone. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The work is part of a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to widen and reconstruct S.R. 482 (Sand Lake Road) from west of Universal Boulevard to west of S.R. 423 (John Young Parkway).

Schedule updates are available on the FDOT Central Florida website, www.cflroads.com.

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at 386-943-5479 or d5-pio@dot.state.fl.us.

FDOT advises drivers to slow down and use extra caution in construction zones.


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