Studies in Apopka

Do you live in the Apopka area? Would you like to share your input on how to improve the travel experience near Rock Springs Road or on the West Orange Trail?

MetroPlan Orlando is conducting two studies in Apopka: 1) the Rock Springs Road Study, and 2) the West Orange Trail Extension Study. These studies are expected to be completed in December 2022 and are being conducted in partnership with the City of Apopka and Orange County. Click on each study logo button below to learn more.

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Send a comment to the study team using the online comment tool throughout the study.

About The ROCK SPRINGS ROAD STUDY

The Rock Springs Road Study will evaluate safety and access improvements at the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road, and along the half-mile of Rock Springs Road from Welch Road to Lester Road. The study will also include an intersection analysis and evaluate realignment for the intersection of Sandpiper Street with Park Avenue, which includes considering the addition of sidewalks on the south side of Sandpiper Street from east of Park Avenue to Ustler Road (approximately 0.5 miles) and on the north side of Sandpiper Street from west of Park Avenue to Lake Avenue (approximately 0.24 miles). The Rock Springs Road and Welch Road intersection improvements and the Sandpiper Road realignment projects are included in the City of Apopka Comprehensive Plan.

ROCK SPRINGS ROAD STUDY AREA

Rock Springs Road Study - Project Map

Rock Springs Road Study Documents

Future reports and materials about the Rock Springs Road Study will be published here. Please check back for updates.

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About the West Orange Trail Extension Study

The West Orange Trail Extension Study will evaluate a connection between the existing portion of the West Orange Trail, which currently ends at Lester Road, and Kelly Park Road, tying into the proposed Wekiva Trail. The study will also evaluate two additional connections: the first along Welch Road and Wekiva Springs Road that would connect the existing West Orange Trail to the Seminole County Wekiva River Blueway Trail, and the second along Ponkan Road to connect to Wolf Lake Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as the City of Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex.

West Orange Trail Extension Study Area

West Orange Trail Extension Study - Project Map

WEST ORANGE TRAIL EXTENSION STUDY DOCUMENTS

Future reports and materials about the West Orange Trail Extension Study will be published here. Please check back for updates.

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STUDY PARTNERS AND TIMING

These studies are being led by MetroPlan Orlando in partnership with the City of Apopka and Orange County. Both studies will coordinate and engage with community members, agencies, businesses, and government entities throughout the 22-month duration of the projects (March 2021 through December 2022) in order to guide project goals, provide support and feedback for alternative concepts, and share information about the recommended conceptual plans.

Two public information meetings will be held to solicit input from any and all interested parties that wish to actively engage in the planning process. Online surveys will also be used to get input. Please join the mailing list to receive notices of the meetings and survey availability, and check back on this website for more information.

STUDY PHASES

PHASE 1 (MARCH – SEPTEMBER 2021): EXISTING AND FUTURE CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT

During this phase the project team will collect information and data related to the existing conditions of the study area related to engineering, environmental, land use, traffic, crashes, transit, drainage, hydraulic, data and complete streets elements necessary to develop and evaluate a reasonable range of alternative improvement concepts. A future conditions assessment will be conducted to determine the impacts of planned development, population and land use changes, and proposed transportation projects to the travel patterns and demand on the roadway facilities.

PHASE 2 (SEPTEMBER 2021 – SEPTEMBER 2022): DEFINE AND ANALYZE ALTERNATIVES & SELECT RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS

The project team will develop alternative improvement concepts and analyze the benefits and impacts associated with each improvement concept, as well as the no-build concept. Alternative improvement concepts will be presented at a Public Alternatives Information Meeting to gain input from project stakeholders. Results of the analysis will be documented in the study reports. The selection of recommended improvements will be made at the end of this phase.

PHASE 3 (SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2022): REFINEMENT OF RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS & DOCUMENTATION

Following completion of the alternative analysis, the project team will refine the recommended improvement concepts to finalize the major elements of the project. These refinements will include estimating the final recommended right-of-way limits, pond locations, cost and other major features needed to advance the project to the subsequent design phase. The draft refined recommended improvement concept will be presented at a Public Meeting for the public to review and provide comments.

STAFF CONTACT

For more information, contact:
Lara Bouck, PE, AICP
MetroPlan Orlando  |  Project Manager
250 South Orange Avenue, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 481-5672, Ext. 309
LBouck@metroplanorlando.org

Para obtener más información, contacto:
Cynthia Lambert, APR
MetroPlan Orlando  |  Public Information Manager
250 South Orange Ave, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 481-5672 Ext. 320
CLambert@metroplanorlando.org

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