Orange County, FL
This project comprised design and construction of a multi-use path as part of a safe pathway requirement for the new Academic Center for Excellence K-8 school in Downtown Orlando. With only six (6) months to design and build the pathway in time for the first day of school, the City of Orlando and AVCON worked diligently to construct the 2.02-mile pathway. The city prepared design documents for phases 1, 3, and 6 while AVCON provided phases 2, 4, and 5 along with permitting services. AVCON had to address numerous challenges in coordination, utility relocation, and the incorporation of eco-friendly elements in the design as well as assist the City of Orlando with scope and budget compliance. This project was designed to meet all rules and regulations set forth by the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and City of Orlando, FL.
- Multiple utility relocations were required including drainage utility conflict structures and unique curb drainage solutions.
- Power poles had to be relocated prior to the path’s construction. Five different utilities were attached to the poles, which were sequentially relocated: OUC Electric, Spectrum FOC, AT&T Long Distance, AT&T Local, and City of Orlando ITS.
- The eco-friendly path is made of recycled tires ground into pieces and glued together. Porous material allows rain to drain through the path instead of off it and into the gutters and lakes. Additionally, the pathway surface resists damage from tree roots.
- Design also included reclaiming existing brick pavement that had been previously paved over with asphalt and reinstalling it elsewhere in the Parramore neighborhood during the roadway rehabilitation portion of the project.
- AVCON successfully coordinated the design of the project through multiple Engineers-of-Record and worked with up to six different contractors at once.
- This project was part of the revitalization of Orlando's historic Parramore community – to help attract new businesses and investments, increase housing options, reduce crime, and enhance programs for children within the community.