Orange County Government, Florida

Valencia College Lane

Growing Pains

East Orange County grew about 4% per year between 1990 and 2000. Plus, the student population expanded in the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College (VCC) East Campus.

So What?

Growth in the region creates an increased demand on the transportation infrastructure and the need for safe, efficient transportation facilities. Valencia College Lane (VCL) is an important east-west connection between Goldenrod Road, Chickasaw Trail and Econlockhatchee Trail. It is a two-mile corridor and needed widening.

Partners

Orange County and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) have been working together to coordinate road network changes needed for improvements to the Expressway Authority’s SR 408/SR 417 interchange system. Here is what will change:

  • New ramps will be installed at Chickasaw Trail
  • SR 417 Ramp will be removed
  • A new four-lane road will be installed in the same location as the SR 417 Ramp
  • OOCEA has committed to funding a portion of Valencia College Lane (SR 417 to Econlockhatchee Trail)
  • Includes a portion of Econlockhatchee Trail (SR 417 to SR 50). 

Get Phased

Orange County has decided to construct Valencia College Lane in two separate phases based on OOCEA’s funding contribution.

  • Construction of the segment from SR 417 to Econlockhatchee Trail is complete.
  • Construction of the remaining portion of Valencia College Lane (Goldenrod Road to SR 417) will advance to construction when funds become available.

Improvements

The improvements will include:

  • 12-foot wide travel lanes
  • 24-foot raised grassed median
  • Concrete sidewalks
  • 4-foot on-road bicycle lanes
  • Street lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Curb and gutter inlets for drainage

The stormwater run off from the roadway will be collected by an enclosed drainage system and piped to stormwater retention ponds.

Contact Us

Abdul Azim, P.E., Senior Engineer
Orange County Engineering 
4200 S. John Young Pkwy.
Orlando, FL. 32839

Phone: (407) 836-7908
Fax: (407) 836-8024
Email: Abdul.azim@ocfl.net