Wilshire Drive Culvert Project

Last updated on June 06, 2023

shoreline of lake with walking path and trees

The construction at Wilshire Drive will consist of rehabilitating the bridge and culvert/stormwater connection between the two ponds. Culverts function primarily as hydraulic conduits, conveying water from one side of a roadway or similar traffic embankment to the other; therefore, culverts serve the dual purposes of functioning as hydraulic structures as well as acting as traffic load bearing structures. 

Additionally, the purpose of this project is to improve the stormwater drainage as well as the overall structure of the bridge through the creation of a double-barreled, traffic bearing drainage culvert.

Please note: During the 10-month project duration, the bridge will be closed approximately 6 months to vehicular traffic.  During this 6-month period there will be a 24-hour bridge closure with active construction during project hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Friday. On occasion, active construction hours can change based upon various unforeseen construction circumstances that occur periodically throughout a work week.  Lastly, pedestrian traffic across the bridge will be maintained except during limited occasions when certain construction conditions will prevent pedestrian traffic due to safety concerns.

The contractor may elect to work on Saturdays, should there be adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances preventing construction during normal project hours. Once the work begins, lane shifts, detours, road closures, sidewalk detours, sidewalk closures, or lane closures may be implemented as necessary. There is a potential for an increase in noise during project hours. The contractor will work with residents during this project to ensure access to homes and businesses. 

First responders and emergency vehicles will have access to the area should an emergency occur. Trash, recycling and yard waste collection will continue their normal schedule.



Wilshire Drive, Orlando, FL 32835  View Map

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