FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Dyer Commemorations President Barack Obama Parkway Opening
Phase 1 of the extension project connects President Barack Obama Parkway north of Conroy Road to Metrowest Boulevard. Central Floridians working for Hubbard Construction built a total of 1.5 miles of landscaped roadway with lighting, sidewalks and on-street bike lanes for commuters and installed a new signalized intersection at LB McLeod Road. The project also included an extension of the Shingle Creek Trail for pedestrians and bicyclists.
When all segments of the President Barack Obama Parkway extension are completed, the new roadway, as well as the existing segments of Pine Hills Road, will be a nine-mile long continuous connection from the Apopka Area to Conroy Road in the Millenia Area.
The new roadway will provide an alternate north and south route and relieve some of Orlando’s most congested corridors, including Interstate-4, John Young Parkway and Kirkman Road.