Orange County Government, Florida

Reams Road

Project Limits

Orange County is conducting the Reams Road Roadway Conceptual Analysis (RCA) Study. The primary study corridor is on Reams Road from Summerlake Park Boulevard to Taborfield Avenue (approximately 3.1 miles).

Overview

In 1995 Orange County approved the framework for the Horizon West sector plan, a development model based on a collection of villages. Each village is designed to be a self-contained community, promoting connectivity between land uses and pedestrian environments. The Horizon West plan includes five (5) villages and a Town Center. The Reams Road project is being executed in accordance with the Lakeside Village Specific Area Plan. In addition to the Horizon West sector plan Orange County adopted the Adequate Public Facilities (APF) Ordinance in 1997 to promote the goals of mixed land use and multimodal connectivity. The APF Ordinance specifies the need for such connectivity measures as roadway networks, storm water management, utilities, etc.

Project Description

The study limits begin immediately south of the intersection with Summerlake Park Boulevard at Reams Road. The end of the study is at the intersection with Taberfield Avenue. Reams Road is proposed as a four (4) lane divided roadway within right of way widths recommended by the Lakeside Village Specific Area Plan. The roadway segments included in this study comprise a major component of the critical roadway network required to support Orange County’s vision for the Horizon West Planning Area. The project is located in Orange County Commission District 1.

The RCA will evaluate the operational capacity of the existing sections of Reams Road, assess current and future travel demand in the area and identify operational enhancements to reduce congestion and improve travel times and safety while people and vehicles move along the corridor. The study will also include design traffic projections and identify conceptual improvement recommendations within the proposed right-of-way.

Community Outreach

Stakeholder and general public input will play a key role in guiding the development of the Study recommendations. As such, the County will host two community meetings at key milestones of the Study. These meetings will be publicly posted at least two weeks prior to the meeting date.

Contact Us

Blanche Hardy, PG, Project Manager
Transportation Planning Division
Orange County Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando FL 32839
Email blanche.hardy@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-0257
Fax: (407) 836-8079

En Espanol:

Jonathan Fong, PE
Public Works Department
Engineering Division
4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando FL 32839
Email jonathan.fong@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7976
Fax: (407) 836-8079

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