I-Drive Widening

Orange County, FL

Cost $13.6M

Project Description

This 2.5-mile roadway project consisted of widening International Drive from four lanes to six lanes from the southern intersection at Westwood Boulevard to the northern intersection at Westwood Boulevard. The project included numerous intersecting streets and business driveways and addressed pedestrian facilities, median openings and turn lanes. The existing road was originally designed and permitted to accommodate a six-lane section; therefore, the additional lane in each direction was designed within the existing median.

Project Highlights

  • Required complete re-design of the drainage system for the roadway due to the widening
  • Obtained a permit for stormwater drainage facilities and a stormwater conveyance system for the roadway
    • Permitting involved the following agencies: South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Valencia Water Control District
  • Involved extensive utility coordination with Orange County Public Works, Orange County Utilities, Progress Energy, TECO People Gas, AT&T, Bright House and numerous other telecommunication companies as well as preparation of utility adjustment plans
  • Prepared and conducted a Public Involvement Plan that included public meetings, public information materials and presentations
    • Attended small group meetings and arranged and mailed newsletters to interested parties