The SR 426 / CR 419 roadway widening project will ultimately connect the existing 4-lane roadway at Pine Avenue (near Oviedo High School) to the 4-lane segment of CR 419 at Lockwood Boulevard.
The overall estimated project cost is approximately $83 million dollars and is divided into three phases. Phase 1 addressed downtown (CR 426 / SR 434) intersection improvements. Phases 2 and 3 will make the connection to the west at Pine Avenue and to the east at Lockwood Boulevard. Federal, State, County, and City funds are being combined to accomplish this task.
Phase I addressed SR 434 (Central Avenue) from East Franklin Street to Smith Street and included intersection expansion at SR 426 / CR 419, the two-way traffic movement on SR 434 was restored through the historic downtown area, improved signalization, additional vehicle stacking/storage capacity, and turning movements in both directions.
Phase 2 will address the flooding issues at the intersection of South Lake Jessup Avenue and SR 426, as well as address other localized drainage issues in the surrounding downtown area. The overall project will also improve environmental water quality with the design and construction of additional stormwater ponds. These ponds will provide regulatory treatment of pollutants within the stormwater system, as well as flood control with regulatory peak-flow attenuation of stormwater runoff. Phase 2 will also include the construction of the realignment of Geneva Drive to intersect with the widened section of CR 419.
Construction of Phase 2 is anticipated to begin in late 2021.
Phase 3 will complete the connection of Phase 2 to the existing 4-lane divided roadway west of the intersection of Lockwood Boulevard.