Lochrane was selected as the prime engineer for 2 recent projects in FDOT District 5: SR 436 from SR 50 to Old Cheney Road and SR 552 at SR 436, both in Orange County.
The SR 436 from SR 50 to Old Cheney project involves the installation of a raised median and controlled access points to reduce the number of potential conflicts along the corridor. Improvements include construction of a raised median, extension of the existing 45 mph speed limit to full limits of the project, construction of new median openings, milling and resurfacing, reconstruction of existing traffic signal, and appropriate signing and marking modifications. The proposed typical section includes maintaining the existing sidewalks and curb and gutter and providing six (6) 11-foot travel lanes along with an 18-foot median. This project will require substantial public involvement including a Public Hearing.
The SR 552 at SR 436 project involves adding a right turn lane. It borders on a row of nine mature oak trees, which our team will try to avoid. A Lynx Bus Shelter will have to be relocated. The project also includes pedestrian poles, lighting, sign replacement, drainage modifications and new ADA compliant curb ramps. As it is located next to a large church as well as extensive development it will require public involvement including a Public Meeting.