Ocoee to begin seven road projects

The city’s Public Works Department began milling and resurfacing several roadways in early September.

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  • | 1:52 p.m. September 12, 2018
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Ocoee is set to begin work on several roadways, including Bluford and Orlando avenues, and Maguire, Tomyn, Marshall Farms and Story roads.

The roadwork is part of the city’s Capital Improvements Street Resurfacing Program. Milling and resurfacing will take place during September and October with most of the work being done at night. Single-lane closures are anticipated, but city officials do not plan on adding any detours.

The first project, which was just completed, began with Geneva Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue, and construction on Story Road from Maguire to State Road 429 began Sept. 6.

The city is working with Orlando Paving Company for all the projects with the exception of Bluford Avenue Phase 2 project, which will be completed by Oelrich Construction Inc., said Ocoee City Engineer Richard Campanale.

The timeline for the projects, which are tentative based on weather conditions, are as follows:

  • Geneva Street from Maguire Road to Bluford Avenue. This project is complete; construction began Wednesday, Sept. 5.
  • Story Road from Maguire to State Road 429. Construction began Thursday, Sept. 6.
  • Orlando Avenue/White Road from Bluford Avenue to Clarke Road and White Road east of the Clarke Road intersection. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 10.
  • Tomyn Road from Maguire Road to western city limits. Construction should begin Sept. 24. n Malcolm Road area and Tiger Minor Park combined. Construction to start the week of Oct. 8.
  • Marshall Farms Road from Maguire Road to Colonial Drive. Construction to begin the week of Oct. 15.
  • Bluford Avenue (Phase 2). Roadway to be completed by Oct. 28. Full project completion is expected by Dec. 30.

Campanale said the city also is working with Orange County on a joint agreement for the design and construction of left-turn lanes at the Fullers Cross and Ocoee- Apopka Road intersection, and road surveys are currently taking place for the roadwork pertaining to the downtown Ocoee revitalization project.

“Concerning the downtown master plan, roads are being surveyed and 30% design plan phases are being reviewed,” he said. “Oak- land (Avenue Reconstruction) will be the first project to move forward. (We’re) having construction start as soon as the fall of 2019, (because) there is no right-of-way acquisition required.”