Colonialtown Phase II Drainage Improvements

Last updated on October 13, 2023


The purpose of this project is to provide flood control within the Colonialtown area. The project includes drainage improvements and reconstruction of Oregon Avenue from Shine Avenue east to Fern Creek Avenue. The storm sewer improvements will include approximately 1,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe from Shine Avenue, connecting to the existing reinforced concrete pipe on the east side of Fern Creek Avenue.

The project also includes pipe and inlet improvements to the secondary drainage system within this section of Oregon Street, connecting to the existing drainage well near Spokane Avenue. Two nutrient removal baffle boxes along the secondary system will be constructed to treat the stormwater runoff prior to inflow to the drainage well.

The reconstruction of Oregon Street will be brick replacement up to just short of the intersection with Fern Creek Avenue then will be asphalt pavement reconstruction at the Fern Creek Avenue intersection.

The location of the proposed project will be along Oregon Street from Fern Creek Avenue to Shine Avenue. The area affected by this project consists of homes on both side of Oregon Street from intersection of Fern Creek Avenue to intersection of Shine Avenue.

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The project will result in temporary traffic disruption along the route as the entire road will be closed one block at a time for construction. The road will be demolished curb-to-curb for the construction of the utilities.

During construction, there might be an occasion when certain residents will not be able to use their driveways. Before blocking any driveways, the contractor will provide residents with advance notice and recommend alternative parking spots on the street. The City of Orlando’s Solid Waste Division will coordinate with the contractor and residents regarding trash and recycling collection drop-off areas if a driveway is inaccessible.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access.

Unforeseen circumstances and adverse weather can create delays that increase the project's duration and create opportunities for weekend and overnight work.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding.  Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. 

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) new drain well or acquisition land for a retention pond. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) heavy storms, hurricanes, inadequate or overloaded drainage systems can flood properties, repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; and Alternative 2) new drain well is not permitted by regulatory agency, the area is fully developed community and there is no vacant land, also it is cost prohibitive, and therefore not practicable.


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