The City of Orlando’s Transportation Department is looking to enter into an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to take the wheel of Edgewater Drive, via a Local Agency Program Agreement.

The move will allow the City of Orlando to apply for and receive grant funding to carry out a redesign of the Edgewater Drive Complete Streets project from Lakeview Street to Park Street in College Park, for the maximum amount of $1 million.

The 1.5-mile project will include improvements like new curb and gutters, better sidewalks, curb ramps, driveway repair, streetscape elements and bring the corridor into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The program is also evaluating the idea of adding a roundabout at Edgewater Drive and Lakeview Street, raised pedestrian refuge islands at strategic points at that same intersection, along with curb extensions.

Complete Streets are corridors that are planned to accommodate people of all ages and abilities whether they are pedestrians, cyclists, using public transit, or traveling by car. Edgewater Drive was converted from a four-lane to a three-lane corridor about six years ago to allow for bicycle lanes and a center turn lane as part of an earlier Complete Street program. This next step is to make it even more complete … er.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. Amen, about time. Edgewater is awful for walking on the sidewalks, it is not friendly at all.
    about every 100 feet of sidewalk, they took a 2 foot by 2 foot section out and planted a palm tree, reducing the sidewalk from 4 feet down to 2 feet wide. crazy. biking lanes are great, but they disappear in the busy part of Edgewater, (with poor signing stating the bike has full use of the lane)
    Also Edgewater has been a three lane road since around 2003. I believe.

  2. DeathSantis will fly in like a scalded seagull, flap around, create a shitstorm, leave and take credit for it all the while spending our $$ on Ben & Jerrys boycott while children die from covid