In an article earlier this summer featured on Megkhyde.com, the road widening project occurring on Alafaya Trail was in full force. We discussed not only some of the reasoning behind the project with Chief Engineer Juan Curi, but we heard from residents in the community also offering their interpretation of living and driving amongst these developments.
Two months later, updates are offered consistently from Orange County District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, which helps to keep residents and visitors aware of everything from what is being worked on next, what has been completed, and what traffic adjustments to be on the lookout for. This expansion and the steps necessary to assist with specific construction goals, such as preparing to add a five-foot wide sidewalk, and a 10-foot wide multi-use path, are coming to fruition weekly.
While the project is still projected to be completed by June of 2014, there are numerous opportunities to see the progress on this side of East Orlando. In the video above two residents living within the construction, Danica Austin, who has lived in the area for several years, and Torrey Richardson who is a new resident within the last year, talk about things they notice commuting along this stretch. Also, you can see what the travel this looks like for many.