Transportation Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is accepting requests for Member Designated Projects to be included in upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation. Congressman Soto has submitted the following projects to the Committee:

 

Project Name: Neptune Road Widening Project

Location: Neptune Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Project Sponsor: Osceola County and MetroPlan Orlando

Requested Amount: $5,000,000

Project Description: The project funding is designated for restructuring and widening from two to four lanes an existing 3.9 mile segment of Neptune Road, which  links the rural and suburban areas of the region to new high-tech jobs in the emerging NeoCity sensor research hub, improve freight mobility on adjacent thoroughfares, and promote healthier commute alternatives with new and expanded sidewalks and a pedestrian trail.  This project also will modernize a heavily congested transportation corridor that for more than a century has served as an integral avenue of commerce, industry and mobility in Osceola County.

 

Project Name: Hinson Avenue Widening Project

Location: US 17/92 (Hinson Avenue) from South 1st Street to 17th Street in Haines City, Polk County, Florida, 33844

Project Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation

Requested Amount: $1,375,000

Project Description: This project would widen Hinson Ave from two to four lanes from 1st St to 17th St.  Extending this road to four-lane capacity for US 17/92 through Haines City to improve safety and operations. Includes complete streets/context sensitive solutions for more pedestrian and bicycle friendly corridor and slower vehicle speeds.

 

Project Name: Econlockhatchee Trail Multimodal Corridor Improvements

Location: Econlockhatchee Trail between Curry Ford Road and Lee Vista Boulevard

Project Sponsor: City of Orlando

Requested Amount: $8,193,500

Project Description: The Econlockhatchee Trail Multimodal Corridor project will widen the existing two-lane cross sections between south of Curry Ford Road and Lee Vista Boulevard to facilitate traffic associated with rapid growth in southeast Orange County. The project includes a 12’ multiuse trail paralleling the road, incorporating streetscape and pedestrian facilities. The improvements include traffic calming features for safe pedestrian crossings at the critical signalized intersections along the corridor.

 

Project Name: Downtown Kissimmee Corridor Improvements

Location: Emmett Street, Broadway and Main Street from John Young Parkway to US 192, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741

Project Sponsor: MetroPlan Orlando 

Requested Amount: $6,394,000

Project Description: A complete streets project will includ tabled intersections, crosswalks, improved bicycle lanes, improved sidewalks, additional lighting and a roundabout for the Emmett/Broadway/Main corridor, and streetscaping improvements for the sidestreets Sproule, Dakin, Monument, Stewart and Darlington Avenues.

 

Project Name: Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) Southern Operations Center

Location: 100 N. Alaska, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Project Sponsor: LYNX

Requested Amount: $10,012,148

Project Description:  A LYNX additional operations and maintenance facility to meet increased service demands, LYNX must expand the size of its operating fleet, while maintaining an appropriate state of good repair. LYNX requires an additional operations and maintenance facility to meet this demand.

 

Project Name: Lake Alfred Intersection Street Improvement Project

Location: US 17/72 and CR 557, Lake Alfred, FL, 33850

Project Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation

Requested Amount: $300,000

Project Description: This project would evaluate of Intersection Improvement for US 17/92 and CR 557 in Downtown Lake Alfred and complete street improvements as recommended in 2019 FDOT US 17/92 study. This project would improve traffic times and alleviate traffic patterns.

 

Project Name: Marigold Ave. Roundabouts at San Lorenzo and Peabody Road (4 Roundabouts)

Location: Marigold Ave from San Lorenzo Road to Peabody Road, Poinciana, Florida, 34758

Project Sponsor: MetroPlan Orlando

Requested Amount: $4,801,235

Project Description: The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro Area has been repeatedly named among the most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians in the nation in this report. The report’s Pedestrian Danger Index only takes people who walk to work into account, excluding transit riders (who are pedestrians), recreational walkers, and the more than 70 million tourists who visit Central Florida annually and also walk to get around.   As the region begins to emerge from the pandemic in 2021, pedestrian safety should be the top priority in the minds of drivers and walkers alike. MetroPlan Orlando continues working, along with government and transportation partners, to reach a goal of ZERO pedestrian fatalities.

 

Project Name: US 441 at Osceola Parkway

Location: Unincorporated Osceola County

Project Sponsor: MetroPlan Orlando

Requested Amount: $1,435,408

Project Description: The project will improve safety and operations at the intersections of Orange Blossom Trail and Osceola Parkway. The project will include traffic signal modifications and a left turn lane extension to improve overall safety and operations of the intersections.

 

Project Name: Neovation Way Gateway Project

Location: mainthoroughfare of NeoCity to US 192, Kissimmee, Florida, 34744

Project Sponsor: Osceola County and MetroPlan Orlando

Requested Amount: $1,020,760

Project Description: Neovation Way is a .59-mile, four-lane divided road with sidewalks on both sides and a shared use trail that will be built on 110-feet of County-owned right-of-way. Neovation Way also will help relieve congestion, improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, aesthetically define the development’s southern entrance; and expand the capacity of surrounding businesses to promote the economic vitality of the area.

 

Project Name: Lucerne Park Road Widening Project-1

Location: Lucerne Park Road, between Martin Luther King Boulevard to Lucerne Loop Road.

Project Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation

Requested Amount: $5,000,000 (total)

Project Description: State Road 544 (Lucerne Park Road) is one of the primary routes between Winter Haven and US 27/Interstate 4 and is currently a two-lane roadway.  State Road 544 carries a significant amount of regional freight truck traffic going to and coming from Interstate 4 including freight traffic from CSX’s Central Florida integrated Logistics Center (ILC).  Likewise, there are many regional freight distribution centers located on State Road 544 in Winter Haven and Haines City.

 

Project Name: Lucerne Park Road Widening Project-2

Location: Lucerne Park Road, between Lucerne Loop Road to SR 17.

Project Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation

Requested Amount: $5,000,000 (total)

Project Description: State Road 544 (Lucerne Park Road) is one of the primary routes between Winter Haven and US 27/Interstate 4 and is currently a two-lane roadway.  State Road 544 carries a significant amount of regional freight truck traffic going to and coming from Interstate 4 including freight traffic from CSX’s Central Florida integrated Logistics Center (ILC).  Likewise, there are many regional freight distribution centers located on State Road 544 in Winter Haven and Haines City.