This project is currently on hold. Turnpike is performing a Preliminary Development and Environmental (PD&E) assessment within this corridor looking at adding toll lanes extending from State Road (S.R.) 408 to S.R. 520 within the S.R. 50 corridor. For any information regarding this Turnpike project, please contact the Turnpike Project Manager, Abra Horne at 407-264-3019 or Abra.Horne@dot.state.fl.us.
These projects along State Road (S.R.) 50 from East of Avalon Park Boulevard/ Pilgrim Street to Chuluota Road (County Road [C.R.] 419 /Columbia School Road (FPID: 239203-7) (West Project) and from Chuluota Road (C.R. 419)/Columbia School Road to S.R. 520 (FPID: 239203-8) (East Project) consist of widening from a 4-lane divided roadway to a 6-lane divided roadway. The existing roadway right-of-way is 200-feet wide and will support the proposed roadway widening.
A Typical Section Alternative Analysis will be conducted to review the PD&E typical section and other typical sections to ensure the proposed typical section meets the requirements of this corridor and today’s standards.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations will be provided with each project and include 5-foot sidewalks and 7-foot buffered bike lanes in each direction. Pedestrian Signals at signalized intersections will also be provided.
An access management report will be conducted to review the existing median openings, turn lanes and geometry.
Traffic Control Plans will consist of three major phases of construction. The first phase will construct the two new outside eastbound lanes. The second will construct the two new outside westbound lanes. The final phase will construct the median and inside eastbound and westbound lane.
The drainage design approach for both the West and East projects is to utilize existing Orange County regional ponds to provide the required treatment for the proposed roadway improvements. The East Project (FPID: 239203-8) will be responsible for drainage permitting for both projects. This drainage approach is anticipated to eliminate the need for purchasing right-of-way for ponds.