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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 11 months ago

Maitland to resurface eight roads

The $222,677.50 repair project should begin by the end of this month or beginning of September.
by: Harry Sayer Black Tie Reporter

The city of Maitland is set to resurface several of its streets in the coming days. 

As part of its annual road upkeep program, city staff will be repaving Thistle Lane from Mohawk Trail to Mohican Trail, Howell Branch Road from Thistle Lane to Horatio Avenue, Mojave Trail from Choctaw Trail to Mohican Trail, George Avenue from Maitland Avenue to Orlando Avenue, Pawnee Trail from Choctaw Trail to Algonquin Trail, Manor Road from Orlando Avenue to Live Oak Street, Mohawk Trail from Thistle Lane to the stop sign, and Cypress Lane from Pedestrian Bridge to the curve. 

Maitland Public Information Officer Robert Sargent said the city is currently meeting with Hubbard Construction, the vendor that won the repaving bid, and hopes to have worked started by the end of August or early September. He expects the project will take two to three weeks, barring weather delays.

“In some cases where the roads are needing the most amount of work, typically there’s damage that’s gone through the upper layer of asphalt, and we’ll do a milling of it,”Sargent said. “We’ll dig it up and put down a new layer of asphalt. In other cases, we’ll put down the new layer (of asphalt) without needing the milling.” 

The city set aside $336,000 for the project and solicited bids from construction companies in Orange and Seminole counties. It ultimately accepted a $222,677.50 bid from Hubbard Construction. It hasn’t been decided what will be done with the remaining money, but Sargent said it may be carried over into the next budget year. 

This year’s selection of roads are mainly residential or connector roads, Sargent said. 

Maitland conducts its annual evaluations with a Pavement Conditioning Ratings System, which gauges the age of the road, the type of asphalt used, cracks, shoulder fall-off, potholes and other signs of wear and tear. Sargent said the biggest factors in damage to roads are age, weather and the amount of traffic. 

“Anytime you resurface a road, it’s going to have a impact on traffic,” Sargent said. “Several of these roads are of an interior, residential nature so we feel it won’t greatly impact folks. But as needed, this is a necessary work and the city will do everything to minimize the impact on residents.”


Thistle Lane (Mohawk Trail to Mohican Trail)

Howell Branch Road (Thistle Lane to Horatio Ave)

Mojave Trail (Choctaw Trail to Mohican Trail)

George Avenue (Maitland Ave to Orlando Ave)

Pawnee Trail (Choctaw Trail to Algonquin Trail)

Manor Road (Orlando Ave to Live Oak St)

Mohawk Trail (from Thistle Lane to the stop sign)

Cypress Lane (from Pedestrian Bridge to the curve)

Harry Sayer is the Black Tie Reporter for the Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and previously worked the Black Tie beat for the Observer newspaper in Winter Park and Maitland. You can catch him at one of Sarasota's fundraisers and shindigs. 


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