The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is nearing the start of construction on the Ronald Reagan Blvd. Complete Street project. Construction is expected to start in mid-June 2018.
The City is hosting a Construction Information meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. in the Longwood City Commission Chambers at 175 W. Warren Ave. There will be a brief presentation from City staff and an opportunity to interact with FDOT representatives. You can view the meeting flyer here.
Click here to view a rendering of the project.
The Ronald Reagan Blvd. context sensitive improvements project is a product of the Heritage Village Redevelopment Strategy prepared by AECOM in 2012 and designed by Kimley-Horn and Associates under a $422,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project boundary is between SR 434 and Palmetto Ave. and includes context sensitive improvements such as the reduction of lane widths (while maintaining the same number of lanes) to reduce the crossing distance and increase pedestrian safety as well as 7-foot wide buffered bike lanes. In addition, the project will provide more than 40 on-street parking spaces along Ronald Reagan Blvd. which will support local businesses and city events while providing an extra buffer for pedestrians.