Central Florida Flyover

The Florida Department of Transportation, along with the City of Casselberry and Seminole County, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony  on April 6 to mark the opening of the US 17-92 flyover bridge.

Central Florida Flyover

At center, District Five Secretary Noranne Downs, along with dignitaries and elected officials from the City of Casselberry and Seminole County, cuts the ribbon that lauds the opening of the 17-92 flyover.

“We are very proud of this project,” said District Five Secretary Noranne Downs. “It’s taken a lot of hard work and a lot of communication with our partner agencies, the City of Casselberry and Seminole County.”

The $21 million project features the new flyover (single point interchange) from Prairie Lake Drive to Sunnytown Road along US 17-92 and from Oxford Road to Anchor Road along SR 436.

Central Florida Flyover

The flyover was first open to traffic in April 2015. The junction of S.R. 436 and US 17-92 is among the busiest in Central Florida.

“The Florida Department of Transportation is always about safety first, through engineering and education and enforcement,” Downs said. “The 17-92 flyover is an example of making the road safer through engineering. U.S. 17-92 and State Road 436 is one of the busiest intersections in Central Florida. The flyover will ease the congestion and keeps traffic flowing smoothly… and less congestion means increased safety.”

The U.S. 17-92 flyover bridge boasts 209-linear-foot beams, the longest concrete beams fabricated and installed in Florida. It took 2,231 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete for the bridge sub superstructure, bridge approach slabs, and bridge traffic railing traffic (not including curbs, gutters, and sidewalk).

Central Florida Flyover

The 209-linear-foot beams that make up the S.R. 436 flyover were installed in early 2015 and are the longest concrete beams fabricated and installed to date in Florida.

More than 48,000 vehicles travel through this intersection daily. Secretary Noranne Downs said this project has been in the making for 30 years.

It also includes street widening, four-foot bike lanes, five-foot sidewalks, utility relocations, signage, and signal improvement as well as new frontage roads, retaining walls, and four new storm water ponds. While the flyover is now open to traffic, it is important to note that construction continues around the flyover including on the frontage roads.  The project began in October 2013 and is expected to wrap up in fall 2015.

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