Delaney Avenue Improvements

Last updated on April 10, 2024

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On April 22, 2024 the City of Orlando and its contractor Gibbs and Register will begin the Delaney Avenue Improvement Project, a significant initiative that aims to enhance our community's infrastructure and overall living experience. Spanning about 1 mile from Briercliff Drive to Michigan Street, this project will be executed in four phases to ensure seamless progress and minimal disruption to daily life.

Each phase of the project is estimated to last four months.

Project Phases:

1. Briercliff Drive to Miller Street

2. Miller Street to Kaley Street

3. Kaley Street to Grant Street

4. Grant Drive to Michigan Street

Highlights include:

  • Reconstructed Brick Roadway: The portion of Delaney Avenue from Briercliff Drive to just south of the Miller Street roundabout, within the Historic District, will be reconstructed as a brick roadway, preserving its unique heritage.
  • New Sewer Systems and Stormwater Improvements: Upgrading sewer systems to improve efficiency and reliability while implementing stormwater improvements to address drainage concerns and mitigate flooding risks.
  • Wider Sidewalks: Wider sidewalks will be constructed on the east side of the project, wherever possible, to promote pedestrian safety and accessibility.
  • New Asphalt Roadway: The remaining section of Delaney Avenue south of the Historic District will be reconstructed as a new asphalt roadway for a smoother driving experience.
  • Replacement Roundabouts and Speed Tables: Two replacement roundabouts will be installed at Miller Street and Grant Street, improving traffic flow and safety. All existing landscape islands will be removed, and speed tables will be added for traffic calming measures.
  • New Curbs and Gutters: New curbs and gutters will be constructed to improve the efficiency of stormwater drainage to the City’s storm drain system.
  • ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Ramps: These improvements will make these corners safer, more accessible for everyone.

 

 

One mile on Delaney Avenue from Briercliff Drive to Michigan Street.

To initiate the process, the project will be put out for bid later this year, and we anticipate awarding the construction contract early in 2024. The construction will commence at Briercliff Drive in the Spring of 2024. 

 

Project work will occur Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. There may be times when night or work on Saturdays will be necessary. Night and Saturday work will only be necessary should unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather occur.

During construction, should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access.

Other potential impacts are:

  • The potential increase for noise during project hours.

  • The installation of temporary traffic signs and message boards.

  • Temporary road detours and road closures.

  • Temporary sidewalk detours and sidewalk closures.

  • There may be times when a driveway or entrance are briefly impacted.

  • A temporary interruption for potable water service. The interruption is necessary for pressure and quality testing.

  • The temporary installation of sanitary sewer by-pass pumps to maintain continuous sewer service.

  • The temporary installation of de-watering systems for stabilization and excavation.

Should any of the potential impacts above occur, the contractor will attempt to find feasible solutions for residents and businesses. 

Potential Supply Chain Issues:

The city's Public Works Department is closely monitoring the global supply chain issue, labor shortages, and increases in the price of materials.

The competitive bid contractor and the city will strive to complete a capital improvement project on time and within budget. However, due to circumstances outside the control of both entities, there may be delays for necessary materials, potential for projects to be completed over budget, and potential delays.

We will continue to work with the community and our stakeholders to address the abovementioned issues and return normalcy to a community.

Potential Adverse Weather:

The contractor and city will monitor the weekly weather forecast. The contractor may elect not to work should rain or adverse weather be in the weather forecast, regardless if rain actually occurs.

Should a weather event occur, the contract may find it necessary to take one or two days to remediate the project area before beginning work again.

Potential Utility Conflicts:

Safety and maintaining continuous utility service are our number one priority. Delays like this are sometimes necessary to maintain our commitment. 

Capital improvement projects are fluid. Our consultant, contractor, and project manager do an excellent job designing, engineering, and constructing projects. However, once the contractor opens the roadway, it is not uncommon to find utilities not mapped, declared, or in conflict with the current design or path of the new utilities. 

The contractor may need to delay working until a solution is readily available to resolve the conflict. 

Unexpected Utility Damage (Non-City Utilities):

Please be advised, the contractor or the city cannot and will not make repairs to cable, internet, fiber lines, water or power lines.

Constituents must contact their service provider as soon as possible if this unforeseen event occurs.

The service provider will make repairs. Upon notifying the service provider, please contact the construction manager or inspector and inform them of your situation.

Where will the project take place?

The contractor will make utility improvements on Delaney Avenue between Briercliff Drive and Michigan Street.

How long will the project take?

The contractor estimates the project will take 16 months to complete.

What if I have an emergency?

Should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access.

What do I do if I experience an interruption in utility service or have a problem?

For Sanitary Sewer:
To report an unexpected sanitary sewer service outage, please contact the City of Orlando at 407.246.2213.

For Water and Power:
To report an unexpected power or water outage, please contact OUC at 407.423.9018.

How will this project impact me?

Constituents living near and around the project may experience road closures, detours, lane shifts, sidewalk closures, and sidewalk detours. There is a potential for an increase in noise during project hours.

Businesses and residents may experience temporary road closures, lane shifts, and sidewalk closures. There may be times when a driveway or parking lot will be briefly impacted. Should this occur, the city's contractor will coordinate with impacted businesses and residents to find feasible accommodations.

What are the project hours? When will work occur?

Work hours are between hours are 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Should the contractor experience adverse weather or unforeseen circumstances, night and work on Saturdays may become necessary.

I have concerns about traffic and pedestrians. 

You may also contact the city's Transportation Division to report a traffic or safety concern. Please dial 407.246.2281, and a transportation professional will assist you.

Will the city collect trash on its normal schedule?

Yes, the city will collect trash on its regular schedule. Should a missed collection occur, please dial 407.246.2314, or email swcustomersvc@orlando.gov.

Location

Delaney Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806  View Map

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