Econlockhatchee Trail Improvement Project

Last updated on November 09, 2020

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The City of Orlando is committed to improving safety and connectivity. In support of these efforts, the city's Transportation and Public Works Departments have proposed a transportation improvement project that will widen South Econlockhatchee Trail from two lanes to four lanes between Narcoossee Road and Dowden Road and add pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

This project will be a joint effort between the City of Orlando and Orange County.

The City of Orlando and Orange County collectively developed a set of proposed improvements along the Econlockhatchee Trail corridor, in order to build the transportation infrastructure needed to address the fast growing suburbs in southeast Central Florida.

The Econlockhatchee Trail Improvement Project (the “project”) emerged from the 2015 Vista Park and Bal Bay Planned Development (PD) studies that recommended improving and extending Econlockhatchee Trail between Curry Ford Road (to the north) and Dowden Road (to the south).

The project’s goal is to improve north-south connectivity east of the Orlando International Airport between Narcoossee Road and State Road 417, relieving existing congestion and enhancing overall transportation infrastructure in this area.

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This project increases the transportation capacity of the corridor and improves safety by enhancing pedestrian safety features and reducing motor vehicle travel along parallel roads currently operating over capacity.

Multimodal travel options will be supported with the addition of on-street bicycle lanes on both sides of the street, a sidewalk on the west side of the street, and a 12-foot wide multi-use trail on the east side of the street.

The intersections at Tivoli Chase Drive and Lee Vista Boulevard will be converted to roundabouts, which will allow them to operate at improved levels of service.

Econlockhatchee Trail is a two-lane undivided roadway but was built to accommodate two additional lanes; therefore, impacts of the road widening should be minimal to the neighboring residents and businesses.

Other improvements such as the roundabouts at Tivoli Chase Drive and Lee Vista Boulevard will have temporary impacts but traffic analyses have shown that these improvements will allow these intersections to operate at a much better level of service.

Current access to all neighboring communities will be maintained, including the Oak Crest Woods and Bella Vista at Tivoli Woods subdivisions, during roundabout construction.

Conversion of the signalized intersection at Lee Vista Boulevard to a roundabout will have temporary impacts on operations at the intersection; however, the intersection will remain open and all movements will be maintained throughout project construction.

Location

S Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829  View Map

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