Central Florida is currently undergoing a series of major roadway infrastructure projects designated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to improve the flow of traffic, energize regional economies, and refine hurricane evacuation routes. The Florida contractor attorneys at Cotney Construction Law are intimately familiar with the process for procuring bids on federal contracts. If your firm is interested in working on projects hosted by FDOT, consult a Florida contractor attorney today.
In Lake County, construction of the Wekiva Parkway aims to address an array of traffic problems plaguing drivers in Central Florida. As of 2018, 13 miles of the parkway were being utilized, with tentative plans to open the entire Wekiva Parkway slated for 2022. This project is a result of collaboration between FDOT, Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.
The Wekiva Parkway is the final component of a Central Florida beltway system designed to help preserve the natural resources indigenous to the area surrounding the Wekiva River. The project will cost an estimated $1.6 billion including $500 million allocated specifically to widening 7 miles of SR 46, rebuilding the US 441/SR 46 interchange, installing one-lane service roads, and building a 10-mile multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists in east Lake County.
This comprehensive project aims to address an array of issues that earned I-4 the unfortunate distinction of “most dangerous interstate in the country.” FDOT recommends that motorists stay updated on new traffic patterns and road closures during this large-scale project. To ease this burden, Central Florida motorists can sign-up for personalized text or email alerts to stay ahead of any unexpected traffic changes. Contractors who are interested in getting involved with the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project can apply online.
Plans to widen Interstate 95 (I-95) from four lanes to six lanes along State Road 44 and U.S. 92 (International Speedway Boulevard) will tie directly into the widening of I-95 south of S.R. 406 and north of S.R. 44. This project will include a complete do-over of the systems interchange connecting I-4, I-95, and U.S. 92, too. This project will include:
- Bridge widening
- Bridge replacement
- Drainage systems improvements
- Highway lighting
- Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) modifications
- Median barriers
- Pavement widening
- Retaining walls
- Signing and pavement markings
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