The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) will hold a Virtual Pre-Construction Community Meeting for the State Road 417 Corridor Widening Projects: Segment 5 Narcoossee Road to State Road 528 on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Participants must pre-register by 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 by visiting http://bit.ly/SR417VPMOCT2020. This link is case sensitive. Those unable to attend can view a video of the meeting which will be posted at CFXsr417corridorwideningprojects.com on Friday, October 9, 2020.
This meeting will allow community members to view project materials, including maps, graphics and plans for the proposed sound walls. CFX conducted a noise analysis and identified four locations where a sound wall would be a viable measure to reduce traffic noise. See the attached fact sheet for additional project information. CFX will gather input during the meeting to determine the level of support from nearby property owners for the construction of the sound walls.
This 4.7-mile project will include widening SR 417 by adding one lane in each direction for a total of six travel lanes. The project will also relocate the ramp plaza on the southbound SR 417 ramp to Narcoossee Road. Wider median shoulders will be added that can temporarily accommodate additional traffic during emergency response events, such as traffic accidents or hurricane evacuations.
This virtual public meeting is the third in a series of public meetings to be held in conjunction with the SR 417 Corridor Widening Projects. The first virtual public meeting, held on June 18, 2020, focused on Segment 1 from International Drive to John Young Parkway and Segment 2 from John Young Parkway to Landstar Boulevard. The second virtual public meeting, held on July 22, 2020, focused on Segment 3 from Landstar Boulevard to Boggy Creek Road. Information from those meetings can be found at CFXsr417corridorwideningprojects.com. CFX is currently planning the public meeting for the SR 417 Corridor Widening Projects: Segment 4 from Boggy Creek Road to Narcoossee Road.
The construction cost for this project is approximately $113 million with construction scheduled to begin in late 2021. Work is estimated to take approximately two years to complete and is scheduled to finish in early 2023.