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  • 1. ReportPrepared by: Prepared for:The RNO Group, LLCPhone: (213) 804-4001www.rnogroup.com June 2006
  • 2. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO TABLE OF CONTENTSSection Page1. Executive Summary.............................................................................................................................. 12. Introduction........................................................................................................................................... 33. Update on the Projects Included in the 2001 Plan .......................................................................... 44. New Candidate Freight Projects ........................................................................................................ 8Appendix A Status of the Twenty Projects from the 2001 Plan Map Showing the Location of 2001 ProjectsAppendix B Relevant Pages from the 2005-2006 Transportation Improvement PlanMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services
  • 3. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOEXECUTIVE SUMMARYMETROPLAN ORLANDO has successfully implemented its Freight, Goods and Services MobilityStrategy Plan. As a result, more than half of the freight projects identified for implementation in2001 have been implemented, or are in progress. Due to the success of the program,METROPLAN ORLANDO has identified ten additional freight and highway operationalimprovement projects to replace the completed projects. In addition, seven of the 2001 projectsthat have not been implemented were re-evaluated and added to the updated 2006 list. Theseseventeen projects, ten new and seven from 2001, represent the 2006 updated list of METROPLANORLANDO‟s Freight and Highway Operational Projects.While the geographic distribution of the projects is scattered around the urbanized Orlando region,six of the new projects on the 2006 list are located in the Landstreet/Taft-Vineland area between theOrange Blossom Trail and Orange Ave. Due to the area‟s high concentration of freight intensiveland uses, as well as its abundant freight supportive infrastructure, including rail intermodal, aircargo, local street network and regional and national highways, it is evolving into a potential “FreightVillage”.The list of seventeen freight projects will be incorporated into METROPLAN‟s transportationimprovement planning and project programming process as the Transportation Improvement Plan(TIP) gets updated in subsequent years. Most of the projects on the list are low budget and providesafety and operational enhancements for all traffic segments; freight, auto and transit. Moreover, theemerging “freight village” in the Landstreet/Taft-Vineland area provides an opportunity forMETROPLAN ORLANDO to work with the City and the County to develop land use andtransportation policies supportive of the freight village concept.The following exhibit is a map showing the location of the proposed projects.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 1
  • 4. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 2
  • 5. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO Candidate Freight Transportation Improvement Projects - 2006Proj Proposed Year # Location Solutions ID’d 1 Orange Ave Rail Crossings Evaluate feasibility/impacts of sche- 2006 duling trains to non-commuter hours 2 US 441/OBT and Taft Vineland Road 1) Adjust intersection signal timing 2006 2) Redesign intersection 3 Taft Vineland Road at Bachman Road and Extend Bachman Road southward for 2006 General Drive 0.3 miles to Rocket Boulevard 4 Orange Avenue and Michigan Avenue Adjust intersection signal timing 2006 5 Silver Star Road and Mercy Drive Add left turn signal(1) 2006 6 Intersection of SR50 and US 441/OBT Adjust intersection signal timing 2006 7 Intersection of Silver Star Road and John Adjust intersection signal timing 2006 Young Parkway 8 Taft Vineland Road Between Lake Orange Widen to 4-lanes(2). 2006 Drive and Orange Avenue 9 Landstreet Road Between US 441/OBT to Widen to 4-lanes(3). 2006 Orange Ave10 Bachman Road between Landstreet Road Widen to 4-lanes. 2006 and Taft-Vineland Road11 Michigan Street between I-4 and Orange Install warning signs 2001 Avenue, Orlando12 Zell Drive at United Way, Orange County Improve intersection or install flash- 2001 ing warning signs13 Rocket Boulevard at Central Florida Park- Widen turning radius on North 2001 way, S. Orange County Bound Rocket Boulevard14 Landstreet Road at Boggy Creek Road, Intersection improvement 2001 South Orlando15 Beggs Road at Apopka Boulevard, NW Reconfigure intersection 2001 Orange County16 U.S. Highway 17-92 at First Street, Semi- Conduct study of Intersection 2001 nole County17 State Road 436 near I-4, Altamonte Springs Install an advanced signal system 2001Notes:(1) Left turn signal installed at time of report production.(2) Included in METROPLAN ORLANDO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 05/06–09/10.(3) Widening project underway at time of report production.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 3
  • 6. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOINTRODUCTIONThe purpose of this report is to update METROPLAN ORLANDO‟s list of freight and highwayoperational improvements. This report summarizes the results of ongoing freight planning supportservices provided by the RNO Group, LLC, the culmination of which is an updated list withadditional freight projects. These new projects, as well as other previously unimplemented projects,are to be incorporated into the overall transportation improvement planning process.METROPLAN ORLANDO has one of the most successful freight programs among the nation‟sMetropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Among the reasons for its success is its focus onshort-term operational solutions that present the greatest opportunity for inclusion into the overalltransportation improvement planning and project programming process. Therefore the focus of thefreight planning services discussed herein is on the movement of freight by trucks within theOrlando Urbanized Area.ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORTThe report is broken into two sections. The first section provides an update on the status of the listof 20 improvement projects that were developed as part of the 2001 Freight, Goods and ServicesMobility Strategy Plan. The second section of the report introduces and summarizes the list ofadditional projects to replace the 2001 projects that have been completed.UPDATE ON THE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE 2001 PLANThe 2001 Freight, Goods and Services Mobility Strategy Plan included 20 projects. Upon the com-pletion of the 2001 Plan, these projects were systematically brought into the overall transportationimprovement planning and project programming process. As such, these projects were incorpo-rated into a broader and more comprehensive list of transportation related projects that are conti-nuously reviewed and prioritized as part of the programming process. Status of 2001 Projects – April 2006 Not Completed/In Completed. Progress. 9 Projects 9 Projects Inlcuded in 05 TIP. 2 ProjectsAs a result, nine of the twenty projects were successfully streamlined through the process and havebeen completed or are in progress, as of April 2006. In addition to the nine completed, two moreMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 4
  • 7. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOprojects have ascended into the official 2005 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Therefore acombined eleven of the twenty projects have been successfully elevated from the broad list of can-didate projects into the TIP. Nine of the twenty projects have not been completed. Some of thesewill be included in the 2006 list of proposed projects identified in the next section of this report.The Appendix A contains: 1) A two page list identifying the status of each of the 20 projects from the 2001 Plan. 2) A map showing the location of each of the projects, and status.SUMMARY OF COMPLETED PROJECTSThe nine completed projects include a broad variety of improvements, all of which resulted in oper-ational and safety enhancements: Four of the projects (projects #4, #9, #12, #13 on the list in Appendix A) were additions in signs and or striping that improved traffic safety and operations at street intersections. In addition, project #12 also falls within an additional „05 TIP corridor widening project and is hence likely to receive additional improvements. Two were traffic signal improvements, one (#5) of which is a new signal system installed at a truck intensive intersection where none existed previously. The other (#16) involved im- provements in the coordination of signals. Two ongoing projects (#10, #20) are freeway ramp/interchange improvements, with one more planned that will further improve the intersection at project #16. The last project (#11) included minor improvements to a street intersection‟s turning radius.SUMMARY OF THE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE ’05 TIPThere are two of the 2001 freight projects (#8, #17) that are included as a part of larger projectscurrently included in the ‟05 TIP. The two projects are intersection widening/reconfigurations (al-lowing for wider turning radii) that fall within larger corridor expansion/widening projects.It is important that METROPLAN ORLANDO monitor the progress of the respective TIPprojects (identified in the attached list) to ensure that the prescribed freight operational and safetyenhancements are worked into the broader TIP projects.SUMMARY OF PROJECTS NOT COMPLETED/STARTEDThe nine remaining projects that have not been completed include a broad variety of recommendedimprovements. Four of the projects are traffic signal improvements (#1, #2., #3, #18), four (#6,#7, #14, #15) are improvements to street intersections (turning radius) and one is a relocation ofutility lines (#19). Of all nine projects, only two (#3, #19) are likely not to be considered for im-provement. It is important that METROPLAN ORLANDO coordinate with the respective juris-dictions for the remaining 7 projects, to ensure that the prescribed freight operational and safety en-hancements are at the least studied, and a final determination made.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 5
  • 8. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO Remaining Freight Projects from the 2001 Plan ’01 Proposed 2006 StatusProj. Location Problem Solution & Next Steps # 1 Michigan Street Light at sharp curve Install warning Not Completed. Next between I-4 and not visible to trucks signs Steps: Coordinate with Orange Avenue, City of Orlando. Orlando 2 Zell Drive at Unit- Trees obstruct view of Improve intersec- Not Completed. Next ed Way, Orange oncoming traffic tion or install Steps: Coordinate with County flashing warning Orange County. signs 6 Rocket Boulevard Intersection just east Widen turning Not Completed. Next at Central Florida of Floridas Turnpike radius on North Steps: Coordinate with Parkway, S. Orange not wide enough for Bound Rocket Orange County. County trucks turning west Boulevard 7 Landstreet Road at Trucks turning south Intersection im- Not Completed. Next Boggy Creek Road, on Boggy Creek must provement Steps: Coordinate with South Orlando go against traffic to City of Orlando. avoid curb; Landstreet traffic turning north stops past line 14 Beggs Road at Turning radius too Reconfigure in- Not Completed. Next Apopka Boulevard, small tersection Steps: Coordinate with NW Orange Coun- Orange County. ty 15 U.S. Highway 17- Turning radius too Conduct study of Not Competed. Next 92 at First Street, small Intersection Step: This issue should Seminole County be directed to the FDOT studies person in DeLand to study the intersection and con- sider a radius im- provement. 18 State Road 436 Traffic backs up at Install an ad- Not Competed. Next near I-4, Altamonte numerous traffic sig- vanced signal sys- Step: Advanced signals Springs nals tem require new equipment - FDOT responsibility. Seminole County un- der impression that FDOT will undertake retiming effort.NOTE: Project numbers relate to table in Appendix A.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 6
  • 9. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOADDITIONAL SUCCESSThe 2001 Freight, Goods and Services Strategy and Action Plan outlined other specific projects andstrategies. One such was the recommendation to re-route a portion of the truck route along Route17/92. This route is intended for over-height trucks traveling through the region. However, there isa rail bridge/trestle that crosses 17/92 at Monroe Avenue between Lake Avenue and Lee Roadwhich presents a height restriction. To by-pass the height restriction, over-height trucks were beingrouted along Monroe Ave (which becomes Kennedy Blvd), to Wymore Road, to Lee Road and backto 17/92. The issue at that time (2001) was that Kennedy Blvd was/is also the main street fordowntown historic Eatonville, one the oldest towns in America. Moreover, Kennedy Blvd was tar-geted for major streetscape improvements as part of an urban redevelopment project for downtownEatonville. The routing of oversize trucks along Kennedy Blvd presented significant obstacles tothis plan. As a result, the 2001 Freight, Goods and Services Strategy and Action Plan recommendedthat an alternative over-height route be designated. METROPLAN ORLANDO worked with theFlorida Department of Transportation to identify an alternative route (Maitland Blvd/I-4/Lee Road)for over-height trucks using the 17/92 corridor. Today, the plans for redesigning Kennedy Blvd areunder full implementation, contributing to the redevelopment of historic Eatonville. Historic Downtown Eatonville - RevitalizedMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 7
  • 10. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDONEW CANDIDATE FREIGHT PROJECTSOur evaluation of the status of the 2001 projects led to the conclusion that METROPLANORLANDO had developed a successful process for incorporating freight projects into the transpor-tation improvement planning and project programming process. As stated earlier, part ofMETROPLAN‟s success was due to its focus on operational and safety projects that presented arelatively low capital outlay, increasing the likelihood of inclusion into the TIP. Another reason forits success stemmed from the customer driven approach METROPLAN ORLANDO used to iden-tify the original list of 2001 candidate projects. METROPLAN ORLANDO conducted an industryoutreach survey program with trucking operators in the region to identify candidate projects. Thetrucking operators completed surveys that identified and described specific operational issues theyexperienced on a daily basis.Based on the success of this approach, it was duplicated for the current 2006 freight planning servic-es effort to identify up to 10 more projects to back-fill the projects that have been completed todate. The overall approach included the following steps: 1. Met with a locally based trucking industry expert to define an outreach strategy. The advisor identified potential firms that would likely be most responsive to the survey, as well as have a hands-on understanding of operational issues on the local roadway system. 2. The traffic/dispatch managers at the candidate firms were contacted and briefed on the purpose and objective of the industry outreach effort. The managers that volunteered to participate were mailed/faxed a copy of an introductory letter and a survey form. 3. The traffic managers worked with their truck drivers to complete the survey forms. The completed forms were faxed back to the interviewers for further evaluation. 4. The survey forms were screened and evaluated as they were received. Issues that were specific to a location and represented a specific operational solution were selected for further evaluation. 5. An initial field survey was conducted of each of the initial candidate projects that satisfied the initial screening. 6. Following the field survey, a detailed evaluation of each of the candidate projects was conducted to determine potential remedies, estimate costs, and follow-up with the local jurisdiction where needed.The result of this process yielded 10 additional freight projects. The following is a description ofeach.2006 Project No. 1: - Orange Ave Rail CrossingsIssueThere are several at-grade rail crossings along the S. Orange Ave corridor that present an issue fortrucks, as well as for general traffic.Based on stakeholder feedback, trains that cross Orange Ave to enter/leave the CSX‟s Taft Inter-METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 8
  • 11. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOmodal Yard (labeled as #A on the following figure), Landstreet Road adjacent to Orange (#B), andTaft-Vineland Road. adjacent to Orange Ave (#C), during morning peak commuter traffic hoursresult in traffic congestion on these three streets (Orange Ave, Landstreet Road and Taft-VinelandRoad). #A Taft Intermodal Yard #B #CAt Grade Crossings along the Orange Ave Corridor through TaftLocomotive Entering Taft Intermodal Yard Crossing Orange Ave (location #A)METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 9
  • 12. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOVehicles Eastbound on Landstreet Road Crossing the at Grade Crossing (Location #B)Vehicles Westbound on Taft/Vineland Crossing the At-Grade Crossing (Location #C)Potential SolutionEvaluate the feasibility and effect of rescheduling train traffic to non-commuter peak hours. In ad-dition to evaluating the impact on the peak hour traffic operations at these locations, the evaluationshould also take into consideration the impact on the adjacent intermodal yard‟s operations, as wellas the impact of rescheduling of trains on CSX‟s overall train schedules and operations along thiscorridor.The next step is to contact CSX to initiate an evaluation of potential solutions.2006 Project No. 2 - US 441/OBT and Taft Vineland RoadIssueBased on the stakeholder feedback, there are two specific issues that impact safe operations at thisintersection. The first issue relates to the timing of the traffic signals for the turning lanes, specifi-cally the left turning signal for southbound traffic on US441/OBT intending to turn east (left) ontoTaft-Vineland Road. The timing for the turning signals at this intersection is not of a sufficient du-ration to allow more than one truck to safely turn.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 10
  • 13. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOIntersection of US 441/OBT and Taft Vineland RoadTrucks and Other Vehicles in the Left Turn Lane, Southbound on US 441/OBTThe second issue relates to the turning radius for southbound traffic on US441/OBT intending toturn west (right) onto Taft-Vineland Road. Trucks do not have sufficient turning radius to safelymake the turn. To avoid colliding with traffic traveling eastbound on Taft-Vineland, truck driversare forced to cut the corner sharper than the curb design and thereby „hump” over the curve. As isshown in the picture below, the curb is damaged by the truck traffic.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 11
  • 14. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOTight Turning Radius Force Right Turing Truck to “Hump” Over the Northwest Corner of the US 441/OBTand Taft Vineland Road Intersection Tight Right Turn Radius Forces Tucks to “Hump” the CurbPotential SolutionsTo resolve the first issue, the intersection requires potential changes to signal timing. Based on in-formation provided by Orange County Traffic Engineering department, to revise timing at an inter-section by a consultant requires a fee of $4,000. If it is done in-house, then the fee is lower but itwas not provided.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 12
  • 15. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOTo resolve the second issue, the intersection will need to be redesigned. Taft-Vineland Road isscheduled for improvements in the METROPLAN ORLANDO Transportation Improvement Pro-gram (TIP) 2005/06 – 2009/10. Pages from the TIP are included in the Appendix B. This inter-section (US 441/OBT and Taft-Vineland Road) is part of the corridor to receive improvements.Therefore the programmed project presents an opportunity for redesigning the intersection to im-prove its turning radius.An interim low-cost solution, until the intersection is redesigned, is to widen the concrete landingarea and roadway curb, as was implemented at Principal Row and US 441/OBT, as is shown in theexhibit below. Example of a Temporary Concrete Remedy (at Principal Row and US 441/OBT)The cost of concrete is estimated at $120 per cubic yard. The northwest corner of this intersectionwill need approximately 7.5 cubic yards of concrete, which equates to about $900 for concrete only.Curb machining costs is about $500 and labor an additional $1,000 for a total cost of approximately$2,400.2006 Project No. 3 - Taft Vineland Road at Bachman Road and General DriveIssueBachman Road currently ends at Taft Vineland Road (approaching from the North). General Drivealso ends at Taft Vineland Road (approaching from the South). Trucks utilize this combination ofroadways to go from areas north of Taft Vineland Road to areas to the south and the intersectionsare offset by approximately 1,260 feet (as shown in the figure below).This offset intersection undermines the safe and efficient traffic operations in this area, especiallyduring peak commuter periods along Taft-Vineland. The figure below is an example of a truck jack-knifed on Taft-Vineland Road, between Bachman Road and General Drive.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 13
  • 16. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOOffset Intersection between Bachman Road and General Drive Truck Jack-Knifed on Taft/Vineland between Bachman Road and General DrivePotential SolutionA potential solution to the offset problem is the addition of about 0.3 miles of new 2-lane road (seefigure above) connecting Bachman Road (at Taft Vineland Road) with Rocket Boulevard, thus eli-METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 14
  • 17. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOminating the need to utilize the offset intersections at Bachman Road and General Drive. Estimatedcost of the new 2-lane road is $1,996,690. This estimate is based on the FDOT 2004 TransportationCosts, which was adjusted with inflation forecasts to year 2006 and includes right-of-way acquisitionand engineering costs. It is important to note that this study did not evaluate the feasibility of ac-quiring the needed right of way. The next step will be to evaluate the feasibility of implementingthis potential solution.Conceptual Solution Connecting Bachman Road with Rocket BlvdMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 15
  • 18. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO2006 Project No. 4 - Orange Avenue and Michigan AvenueIssueBased on industry outreach feedback as well as a preliminary field survey, the duration of the turningsignals do not allow sufficient time for more than one truck to turn.Intersection at Orange Avenue and Michigan AvenuePotential SolutionThe intersection requires potential changes to signal timing. Based on information provided byOrange County Traffic Engineering department, to revise timing at an intersection by a consultantrequires a fee of $4,000. If it is done in-house, then the fee is lower but it was not provided.2006 Project No. 5 - Silver Star Road and Mercy DriveThe issue at this intersection is the eastbound to northbound movement (left turn). Based on indus-try outreach feedback and a preliminary field survey, the eastbound left turn signal indicator was notfunctioning.The Orange County Traffic Engineering Department was called to make them aware of the situa-tion. Within a day the Orange County Traffic Engineering Department staff had discovered that themodule for the loop detector was defective and has since been replaced.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 16
  • 19. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOLeft Turn Signal on Silver Star Road onto Mercy Drive not FunctioningPotential SolutionThe issue has been resolved.2006 Project No. 6 - Intersection of SR50 and US 441/OBTIssueBased on industry outreach feedback as well as a preliminary field survey, the duration of the turningsignals do not allow sufficient time for more than one truck to turn.Intersection of SR50 and US 441/OBTMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 17
  • 20. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOPotential SolutionThe intersection requires potential changes to signal timing. Based on information provided byOrange County Traffic Engineering department, to revise timing at an intersection by a consultantrequires a fee of $4,000. If it is done in-house, then the fee is lower but it was not provided.2006 Project No. 7 - Intersection of Silver Star Road and John Young ParkwayIssueBased on industry outreach feedback as well as a preliminary field survey, the duration of the turningsignals do not allow sufficient time for more than one truck to turn.Intersection of Silver Star Road and John Young ParkwayPotential SolutionThe intersection requires potential changes to signal timing. Based on information provided byOrange County Traffic Engineering department, to revise timing at an intersection by a consultantrequires a fee of $4,000. If it is done in-house, then the fee is lower but it was not provided.2006 Project No. 8 - Taft Vineland Road Between Lake Orange Drive and Orange AvenueIssueBased on industry stakeholder feedback, Taft-Vineland Road is an important trucking corridor, andthat the growth in general traffic is resulting in operational and safety issues.METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 18
  • 21. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO Traffic Backed-Up Eastbound on Taft/Vineland between Bachman Road and General DrivePotential SolutionTaft Vineland Road is scheduled for improvements in the METROPLAN ORLANDO Transporta-tion Improvement Program (TIP) 2005/06 – 2009/10.Future 4-Lane Widening of Taft/Vineland between John Young Parkway and Orange AvenueMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 19
  • 22. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOThe segment from Orange Avenue to US 441/OBT (solid line shown in figure above) is planned forwidening to 4-lanes and to be completed by year 2010 with a cost of $5,200,000. Also listed is a new4-lane segment of Taft Vineland Road from US 441/OBT (near Lake Orange Drive) to John YoungParkway (dashed line shown above) scheduled for completion in 2008 with a cost of $795,000 (con-struction only). Pages from the TIP are included in the Appendix B.2006 Project No. 9 - Landstreet Road Between US 441/OBT to Orange AveBased on industry stakeholder feedback, Landstreet Road, between the Orange Blossom Trail andOrange Avenue is an important trucking corridor, and that the growth in general traffic is resultingin operational and safety issues.4-Lane Widening of Landstreet Road Between Orange Blossom Trail and Orange AvenuePotential SolutionLandstreet Road is currently being widened between Orange Blossom Trail and Orange Avenue (seefigures below).METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 20
  • 23. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOConstruction on Landstreet Road (Eastbound near Bachman Road)Construction on Landstreet Road (Westbound near Orange Avenue)METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 21
  • 24. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDO2006 Project No. 10 - Bachman Road between Landstreet Road and Taft-Vineland RoadBased on industry outreach feedback, Bachman Road is an important north-south truck corridorbetween Landstreet Road and Taft Vineland Road, as is shown in the following exhibit. The road isincreasingly used by trucks traveling north-south through the Landstreet/Taft-Vineland area. Thisoverall area between the Orange Blossom Trail and Orange Ave has a high concentration of indus-trial and warehouse uses that generate high levels of truck traffic. Trucks serving this area useBachman Road as an important north-south connector.The road is currently 2-laned and will likely increasingly become congested as traffic grows.Potential SolutionThe potential solution for improving this corridor is to widen Bachman Road between LandstreetRoad and Taft-Vineland Road (see figures below).Estimated cost of widening this section is $5,005,902. This estimate is based on the FDOT 2004Transportation Costs, which was adjusted with inflation forecasts to year 2006 and includes right-of-way acquisition and engineering costs. The next step will be to evaluate the feasibility of implement-ing this potential solution.Widen Bachman Road to 4-Lanes (Between Landstreet Road and Taft-Vineland Road)METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 22
  • 25. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDOView of Bachman Road Northbound toward Landstreet RoadView of Bachman Road Southbound toward Taft-Vineland RoadThis project could also potentially be tied to 2006 Project No. 3 - Taft Vineland Road at BachmanRoad and General Drive, the result of which will be a 4-lane corridor from Landstreet Road,through Taft-Vineland Road to Rocket Blvd (as is shown in the figure below).Bachman Road Corridor Connecting Landstreet Road and Rocket Blvd through Taft-Vineland RoadMETROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 23
  • 26. Report to METROPLAN ORLANDORELATIONSHIP TO THE STATES STRATEGIC INTERMODAL SYSTEMAll of the projects located in the Taft-Vineland Road and Landstreet Road area have an importantrole in supporting the State‟s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). The following are key SIS facilitiesthat serve this area: Orlando International Airport (SIS hub) SR 528 Beeline Expressway (SIS roadway corridor) Tradeport Drive (SIS roadway connector) SR 528 to Boggy Creek Road to Atlantic Ave to entrance to Taft Intermodal Yard (emerging SIS roadway connector) Rail connection to CSX Line from Taft Intermodal Yard (emerging SIS rail connector)The following proposed 2006 freight operations projects serve a role in improving freight access toand from these SIS facilities: 2006 Project No. 1 - Orange Ave Rail Crossings 2006 Project No. 2 US 441/OBT and Taft Vineland Road 2006 Project No. 3 - Taft Vineland Road at Bachman Road and General Drive 2006 Project No. 8 - Taft Vineland Road Between Lake Orange Drive and Orange Avenue 2006 Project No. 9 - Landstreet Road Between US 441/OBT to Orange Ave 2006 Project No. 10 Bachman Road between Landstreet Road and Taft-Vineland RoadThe following proposed 2006 freight operations projects carried over from the 2001 list also serve arole in improving freight access to and from these SIS facilities: 2001 Project No. 2 - Zell Drive at United Way (No. 12 on the 2006 list) 2001 Project No. 6 - Rocket Boulevard at Central Florida Parkway (No. 13 on the 2006 list) 2001 Project No. 7 - Landstreet Road at Boggy Creek Road (No. 14 on the 2006 list)METROPLAN ORLANDO Freight Planning Services Page 24
  • 27. Appendix A - Status of 2001 Freight, Goods and Services Proposed Transportation Improvement ProgramProject # Location Problem Proposed Solution 2006 Status Michigan Street between I-4 and Light at sharp curve not visible to Not Completed. Next Steps: Coordinate with City of 1 Install warning signs Orange Avenue, Orlando trucks Orlando. Zell Drive at United Way, Orange Trees obstruct view of oncoming Improve intersection or install Not Completed. Next Steps: Coordinate with Orange 2 County traffic flashing warning signs County. a) Coordinate traffic signal and Not Completed. a) Do not have signal pre-emption. Fourth Street at Orange Avenue, Traffic backs up on Orange when 3 rail crossing; b) add turn lane on b) Traffic counts at peak is 29 vehicles per hour. S. Orange County train passes on nearby tracks Orange Volumes not sufficient to justify turn lane. Cars turning onto Orange stop Hoffner Avenue at Orange a) Install "Stop Here" sign, 4 beyond line, blocking trucks turning Added "Stop Here" sign. Avenue, Edgewood and/or prohibit right turns on red. onto Hoffner Westbound approach to parkway Presidents Drive at John Young 5 much lower in elevation; intersection Install Traffic Signal New Traffic Signal Installed. Parkway, S. Orange County lacks traffic signal Rocket Boulevard at Central Intersection just east of Floridas Widen turning radius on North Not Completed. Next Steps: Coordinate with Orange 6 Florida Parkway, S. Orange Turnpike not wide enough for trucks Bound Rocket Boulevard County. County turning west Trucks turning south on Boggy Creek Landstreet Road at Boggy Creek must go against traffic to avoid curb; Not Completed. Next Steps: Coordinate with City of 7 Intersection improvement Road, South Orlando Landstreet traffic turning north stops Orlando. past line Kaley Street at Division Avenue, 8 Insufficient turning radius Reconfigure intersection Included in 05 Tip # 4183241 (Page III-7) Orlando a) Consider routing truck traffic Trucks heading E on Maguire not allowed left turn N from Maguire Boulevard to Colonial Drive at Maguire onto Bennett (new development on Bennett Rd). 9 Insufficient turning radius Bennett Road. b) Widen Boulevard, Orlando Widening of McGuire (northbound lanes) considered northbound lanes on Maguire infeasible. Boulevard Ramp to Bee Line from Orange In Progress (Whole on-ramp reconfigured and 10 On-ramp too narrow Widen ramp Blossom Trail, S. Orange County improved).
  • 28. Appendix A - Status of 2001 Freight, Goods and Services Proposed Transportation Improvement Program Project # Location Problem Proposed Solution 2006 Status Trucks have trouble making north- Filled grass section on NW corner with concrete. Principal Parkway at Orange 11 bound turn onto OBT as well as Reconfigure intersection FDOT Plans to widen to 60 degree turn and requested Blossom Trail, S. Orange County Westbound turn onto Principal "Stop" sign for driveway onto Principal. The stop bars on Eunice Drive are Silver Star Road at Eunice Drive, barely visible. No left turn signal for a) Repaint Stop Bar. B) Add a) Repainted Stop Bars. b) Part of 05 Tip # 2392891 12 Orlando westbound traffic on Silver Star Road signal (Page III-2)* turning south onto Eunice Drive. Fairbanks Avenue at Park Avenue, Encourage use of alternative Added a "No Left Turn for Trucks" E-bound on 13 Turning radius too small Winter Park delivery routes Fairbanks, N onto Park Ave. Beggs Road at Apopka Boulevard, Not Completed. Next Steps: Coordinate with Orange 14 Turning radius too small Reconfigure intersection NW Orange County County. Not Competed. Next Step: This issue should be U.S. Highway 17-92 at First Street, directed to the FDOT studies person in DeLand to 15 Turning radius too small Conduct study of Intersection Seminole County study the intersection and consider a radius improvement. Revised coordination plan peak periods 6am 10pm. Goldenrod Road near East West Expressway Authority plans to on/off ramps at 16 Three lights are too close together Coordinate signals Expressway on-ramp, Orlando Chickesaw Trail (next 4 years) - reduce traffic at Goldenrod. Silver Star Road at Orange Turning lanes too narrow, so trucks Increase turning radius by 17 Coordinate as part of 05 Tip # 2392891 (Page III-2)* Blossom Trail, Orlando leave pavement moving poles and widening lanes Not Competed. Next Step: Advanced signals require State Road 436 near I-4, Traffic backs up at numerous traffic Install an advanced signal new equipment - FDOT responsibility. Seminole 18 Altamonte Springs signals system County under impression that FDOT will undertake retiming effort. S.R. 405 west of Kennedy Space At least 7 obstructions inhibit rocket Not Completed. Next Steps: The Kennedy Space Port 19 Move utilities underground Center, Brevard County stages in transit to KSC Masterplan is being updated. John Young Parkway at 33rd FDOT is rebuilding the I-4 at John Young Parkway Install an advanced signal 20 Street, I-4 and McLeod Road, Area crowded with traffic signals interchange. Should address the concerns. system Orlando Complete Summer 2006.Green Completed. 25-Apr-06Orange Part of 05 TIP. * Needs coordination as part of another projectRed Not completed
  • 29. Appendix A - Status of 2001 Projects Completed/In-Progress Included in ‘05 TIP Not Completed
  • 30. TIPTransportation Improvement Program 2005/06 - 2009/10
  • 31. Figure 1.2 – 2025 Roadway Improvements Year 2025 Long Range Transportation Plan Executive Summary Page 10 of 17
  • 32. METROPLAN ORLANDO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMLOCAL FUNDS HIGHWAY ELEMENT ORANGE COUNTY PROJECT DESCRIPTION PROJECT STATUS AND COST ($000s) PROJECT PROJECT NAME OR LENGTH WORK FUND PROJECT MAP NUMBER DESIGNATION FROM TO (MI.) DESCRIPTION 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 SOURCE PHASES REF. NO. 3024 Landstreet Rd. US 441 Orange Ave. 2.30 Widen to 4 Lanes 6,100 3,500 467 TIF, GAS PE/CST 2-52 2752 East-West Rd. SR 436 Dean Rd. 3.80 New 4 Lane Road 1,482 3 4 5 3,300 TIF PE/ROW/CST Narcoosee Rd. Osceola County Line SR 417 3.80 Widen to 4 Lanes 500 2,000 3,500 TIF,GAS RCA/PE/ROW 3034 Old Winter Garden Rd. Hemple Ave Friendship Dr. 1.30 Widen to 4 Lanes 4,132 2,800 1,000 TIF, GAS CST 2-54 5072 Pine Hills Rd. Extension Beggs Rd. US 441 1.50 New 4 Lane Road 100 TIF RCA 3017 Rock Springs Rd. Ponkan Rd. Kelly Park Rd. 2.00 Widen to 4 Lanes 2,500 3,800 TIF, GAS ROW/CST 1-55 3018 Rouse Rd. SR 50 Corporate Blvd. 2.60 Widen to 4 Lanes 2,500 5,927 5,146 TIF, GAS CST 2-56 3037 Taft-Vineland Rd. US 441 Orange Ave. 2.00 Widen to 4 Lanes 60 5,140 TIF, GAS ROW/CST 2-57 5058 Taft-Vineland Rd. US 441 John Young Pkwy 1.30 New 4 Lane Road 795 TIF CST 2-58 5027 Texas Ave. Oak Ridge Rd. Holden Ave. 1.50 Widen to 4 Lanes 500 500 TIF, GAS PE/ROW 5029 Valencia College Ln. Goldenrod Rd. Econlockhatchee Tr. 2.10 Widen to 4 Lanes 700 700 TIF, GAS PE/ROW 5025 Wetherbee Rd. Orange Ave. Landstar Blvd. 0.50 New Construction 6,000 TIF CST 2-59 5025 Wetherbee Rd. Landstar Blvd. Boggy Creek Rd. 2.00 Widen to 4 Lanes 1,900 2,100 TIF CST 2 & 3-60 5091 Wildwood Area Roads Palm Pkwy. South Side of I-4 0.35 New Construction 4,200 4,200 TIF PE/CSTTIF = Transportation Impact FeesGAS = Local Option Gas TaxRCA = Roadway Conceptual Analysis V-6