Beginning 9/30/17, construction on Vineland Road may occasionally take place on Saturdays. Saturday work will occur approximately between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM.
Note: The City contractor has determined that Orange County water lines were not located per the as-built drawings provided to the City and need to be relocated. Therefore, the construction and pipe installation in this area will impact several trees in the median between Frontage Road and Vineland Road. The City’s Forestry Division has assessed the impact this additional work will have to these trees and has determined that construction will lead to extensive damage to the tree root systems, resulting in unstable and unsafe trees. It is with their professional recommendation that the City will be removing 5 Live Oaks and 12 Magnolia trees in the barrier between Frontage Road and Vineland Road, west of Cheryl Street. The City is working closely with Universal Orlando to redesign this median. Universal has wanted to perform this work for some time and is looking forward to enhancing the area with a beautiful new design. Once construction is complete, this area will be replanted with vegetation to recreate the natural barrier between Frontage Road and Vineland Road.
In order to address flooding along Vineland Road and in the general vicinity, the City of Orlando’s Streets and Stormwater Division has begun this project to make Vineland Road and nearby areas safer as well as decrease risks of flooding. The Vineland Road Drainage Improvement Project calls for the underground installation of new stormwater pipes designed to improve surface drainage conditions while reducing the potential for flooding during heavy rains. The City of Orlando will oversee the design and construction of this roadway drainage improvement project. When complete, Vineland Road will be safer for pedestrians and motorists.
Construction impacts will include temporary road closures along Peregrine Avenue, Cheryl Street and Frontage Road, as well as partial road closures along Vineland Avenue. Vineland Road will remain open to both east and west bound traffic throughout construction. However, at various phases, Peregrine Avenue, Cheryl Street and Frontage Road will be totally closed, as well as the corresponding intersection with Vineland Road.
Currently, Frontage Road is closed east of Cheryl Street. A temporary access road has been built to give residents access.
In 2012, the City originally embarked upon a different design from what is now proposed. That original design aimed to remediate the flooding which was occurring on Vineland Road by installing an underground pipe connection between Vineland Road and Lake Cane. However, that original design was
canceled, as a direct discharge to Lake Cane was not supported by residents in the community. Therefore the City has changed the design concept such that there will not be a connection to Lake Cane. Instead, the stormwater will be piped and routed in a different direction and discharged into an existing wetland
to the northeast of Lake Cane, which drains towards Turkey Lake. This wetland is not connected to Lake Cane.
Anticipated Start: July 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018
If you have questions or concerns related to this project, please contact Lisa Rain, Public Works Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com or 407.246.3675.