FATIGUE CRACKING, OR "ALLIGATOR CRACKING," IS A SEVERE SIGN OF DEGRADED ASPHALT IN ROADWAYS AND OCCURS WHEN PAVEMENT IS CARRYING BURDENS THAT IT CAN'T SUPPORT.

The City of Orlando recently wrestled the control of the Virginia Drive corridor away from Orange County and they are poised to finally give it the attention it needs in the very near future, but because certain segments of the road are in such bad repair, they will be carrying out an interim resurfacing project ahead of the long-awaited Complete Streets redesign, which we’ve shared previously HERE.

IMAGE VIA THE CITY OF ORLANDO

The proposed facelift will improve westbound lanes on Virginia Drive between Portland Avenue and North Fern Creek Avenue. Other improvements will include traffic signal updates, improved crosswalks for the North Fern Creek intersection, and a wheelchair ramp.

The interim improvements are scheduled to take place in the first week of April 2022, though Public Works is currently coordinating with other utility providers to determine if they will need to improve their utilities before the resurfacing of the roadway takes place. If that’s the case, the resurfacing project will be pushed to sometime this summer.

A crosswalk project planned for East End Market’s section on Corrine Drive has been expedited as well and should be installed in the (near-ish) future.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. Finally! We have been waiting a long time for those basic improvements. That area along Virginia & Corrine has seen continual increases in traffic and nothing done to address it, so we’re happy to see things finally happening. We just need to make it safer for pedestrians and bicycles…