Narcoossee Road Widening and Improvements

Last updated on October 29, 2019

Map of Narcoossee Road Widening Project

The Narcossee Road Widening and Improvements Project will improve safety and travel conditions while accommodating growth in Southeast Orlando.

Narcoossee Road will be widened to six lanes between the Central Florida Greenway (SR-417) and the Beachline Expressway (SR-528). The nearly four-mile stretch of road work also includes the construction of a 1.6 mile, multi-use trail, 4-foot bike lanes, additional turn lanes, as well as upgrades to signalization, lighting and drainage. The project will improve utility service upgrades for Orange County and City of Orlando water and wastewater systems by installing a new 30-inch reclaimed water main and connecting two existing water systems between Lake Nona Boulevard and Moss Park Road.

We expect total project completion in 38 months. 

Once the project begins, residents will notice crews and equipment working in the median.  During this project, there will be an increase in noise during project hours. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained between 5 a.m and 10 p.m. Lane closure will be restricted during overnight hours. There is the possibility of weekend and overnight work throughout the project.

Unforeseen circumstance and adverse weather can increase the project's duration. 

Residents traveling through the project area may experience momentary delays that will increase commute times. 

The project will begin with construction of the multi-use, 8 to 13-foot-wide trail which starts at Lake Nona Boulevard and runs along the west side of Narcoossee Road to just north of Lake Nona Club Drive. The trail will feature benches and a bicycle repair station with air for tires. Improvements to signalization will take place during the multi-use trail construction. Shoulder closures will be required for this work which is expected to take about ten months to complete.

Once the trail is built, work will begin on the new lanes and the utility improvements. Additional left-turn and right-turn lanes will be added at Moss Park and Dowden roads. A new directional median opening will be added at Falcon Parc Boulevard. 

The existing road will then be milled and the first layers of new asphalt placed. Next, low-profile barrier wall will be placed in 2,000-foot sections in the median and crews will begin installation of nearly 14,000 feet of wastewater, reclaimed and potable water pipe. The final layer of asphalt will be placed on all six lanes at the end of the project.

Decorative landscaping will be added with trees including Crape Myrtles, Sabal Palms, Live Oaks, pines and cedars, as well as native shrubs. 

Initially, work will take place on the roadway shoulders with minimal disruption to traffic. Expect traffic shifts to accommodate paving activities and turn-lane construction. Crews plan to work behind the barrier wall Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., while work at major intersections is scheduled to occur at night, Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

The City is also proposing a six-foot to eight-foot decorative wall to be constructed along the existing chain-link fence at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. The wall length would be approximately 4,800 feet. The wall will be built by Tavistock - Lake Nona as part of a separate project.

The wall will consist of concrete with a stucco finish and display ficus vines. 

Supplemental landscaping will be used to help enhance the aesthetics of the multi-use-trial and neighborhood security.

The proposed landscaping within the median along Narcooseee Road will consist of Crape Myrtles and Sabal Palms.

Additional landscaping throughout the project area includes:

  • Ficus Vines
  • Live Oaks
  • Native Shrubs
  • Pines
  • Cedar

Landscaping will also be used for the multi-use-trail and decorative wall impacted slope areas.

Location

Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827  View Map

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