Sidewalk Improvements South Eola

Last updated on January 21, 2020

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Sidewalk improvements will help remove potential trip hazards and help make sidewalks navigable. 

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, RMS Construction will repair, replace, or modify concrete sidewalk slabs in South Eola. Repairing, replacing, or modifying a sidewalk slab will help remove potential trip hazards. We expect to complete the project on or before Friday, January 31, 2020.

The City has identified a total number of 66 sidewalk panels in need of improvement. Improvements will only occur in the public right-of-way. RMS Construction will not make sidewalk improvements on private property.

Businesses and residents will notice crews and equipment working in the public right-of-way. Repair hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Businesses and residents will have access to their driveway and parking garages throughout the project. There may be times when a driveway, parking space, or parking garage is temporarily impacted as the project progresses. RMS will provide the property owner with advance notice and work with the property owner should this occur.

Pedestrians may experience sidewalk detours and closures for their safety. We ask pedestrians to please adhere to posted pedestrian signs.

There is a possibility of an increase in noise during project hours. A cutting saw may be used sporadically to replace sidewalk panels.  

Solid waste, recycling, mail, and other services will continue as scheduled. Should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access. 

Adverse weather and unforeseen circumstances may increase the project's duration and create delays. 

Q: What are the project limits?

Sidewalk improvements will occur on one side of the street or both sides of the street at the following locations:

  • Church Street – North and South sides of the street between Liberty Avenue and Lake Avenue.
  • Lake Avenue - West side of the street only, from Jackson Street to E. Central Blvd.
  • Jackson Street - North side of the street near the Lynx bus stop, between Liberty Avenue and Lake Avenue.
  • Liberty Avenue – East and West sides of the street between Church Street and Jackson Street.

Sidewalk Slabs designated for improvement were previously identified and marked prior to project start.

Q: How deep - far will the sidewalks go in the public right-of-way?

Sidewalks are typically placed as far from the street as possible at the intersection of the right-of-way and the property line.

Q: Will I have access to my driveway or home entrance?

Yes. Throughout the project, you will have access to your driveway or entrance. However, there may be times when both are impacted temporarily as the project progresses. Should there be an impact to your driveway or entrance, the contractor will notify you in advance of starting work. 

Q: Will there be noise?

At times yes. There is potential for an increase in noise during project hours. 

Q: What happens if there is an emergency?

Should an emergency occur, the contractor will grant first responders and emergency vehicles priority access. 

Q: What about solid waste and recycling collection?

Solid waste, recycling, mail, and other services will continue on schedule without interruption. 

 Q: Will my irrigation system be okay?

The contractor will make a considerable effort to protect sprinkler - irrigation systems. Should an irrigation system become damaged during the project, the contractor will coordinate with the homeowner in getting the system repaired.

Q: What about underground utilities water, power, sewer, and cable?

Repair or rehabilitation of sidewalks should not impact underground utilities. Typically, underground utilities are installed at a depth at or greater than 3-ft. It is highly unlikely repairs will damage an underground utility. However should this occur, homeowners should contact the project manager and notify their utility provider. The contractor will coordinate with the home owner with getting the utility repaired. 

Q: Who do I call should I have questions or concerns?

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Quentin Grose by phone at 321.438.7578 or by email at quentin.grose@orlando.gov. You may also contact Alex Bryan by phone at 407.246.3675 or by email at george.bryan@orlando.gov.

 

 

 

 

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300 E Church St, Orlando, FL 32801  View Map

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