- September 10, 2015
HORIZON WEST In Bridgewater Village, construction has been ongoing for Overstreet and Ficquette roads as part of Segment F — Ficquette Road from just south of Fossick Road to 600 feet west of Overstreet Road.
“The project will consist of a four-lane divided roadway with concrete sidewalk and construction of two retention ponds,” Orange County Highway Construction Manager Julie Naditz said. “The proposed roadway is designed to include a closed drainage system, sheet pile work and some under-drain.”
The eastern side will be just a 5-foot-wide sidewalk, but the western side has an existing 10-foot-wide multi-use path contractors will have to link in the middle, according to staff reports.
DeWitt Excavating is ahead of schedule on this project after receiving its notice to proceed Jan. 5, Naditz said. As of the end of October, the 17-month project was 60% done, with a contract calling for completion by the end of May 2016, she said.
“Traffic is currently traveling both directions in the southbound lanes while DeWitt finishes the northbound lanes,” Naditz said. “They are working on construction of Overstreet, which should be open by Christmas.”
Naditz said the cost of this project is about $4 million, with most of the funding coming from impact fees and other funding from the Capital Improvement Fund.
For the remaining segments extending this four-lane project on Ficquette Road, county and developer funds could both be involved, she said.
“The next one, just south of that, is Segment G, and supposedly, it’s going to be a partnership project, which means the developer and the county will fund that together,” Naditz said. “We don’t have any plans for that yet. And then just south of that is Segment H-1, and that’s also a partnership project. Just south of that is Segment H-2; that connects to Summerlake Park (Boulevard).”
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