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In 2018, Central Florida was ranked first in the nation for job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, Forbes magazine ranked the metro Orlando region No. 1 to invest in a home with an estimated 84,000 building permits issued in Orange County valued at $2.3 billion. Orange County also earned the highest AAA credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, recognizing its fiscal reliability and continued quality-of-life enhancements.
INVEST in Our Home for Life will provide $200 million to complete the funding of new roadways and improvement of existing roadways to relieve traffic congestion throughout Orange County.
Ten projects have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners for inclusion in the roadway program. They are:
INVEST in Our Home for Life has allocated $15 million for pedestrian safety improvements at intersections and other selected locations that will enhance various features such as: sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, turn lanes, updated signage and other necessary improvements.
Orange County has established and is maintaining a coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent response to Orange County's pedestrian and bicycle safety issues through the Walk-Ride-Thrive! Pedestrian Safety Initiative.
The pedestrian safety component of the INVEST program will address selected intersections and corridor improvements that may include:
Improvements will be in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act infrastructure guidelines.
Through a partnership with the University of Central Florida, work is being done to dramatically improve the University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail area.
Orange County Engineering Division
4200 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32839