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Collab on Kirkman brings welcome changes

Residents and students in the MetroWest area will soon see some new perks thanks to a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando and MetroPlan Orlando. 

The Kirkman Road Resurfacing and Off-Street Trail Project will bring 1.9 miles of off-street trail segments to Kirkman Road and MetroWest Boulevard. The ten-foot wide asphalt path will provide a connection to the Valencia College pedestrian path as well as Eagle’s Nest Elementary School.

For those on foot, sidewalks will be extended in areas where they are less than 4-feet and six new signalized crosswalks will be added across S.R. 435. And, if you’re headed to a LYNX bus stop, you’ll find five new bus bays. Some other changes include renovations to the existing pavement and drainage systems that will help keep water from pooling on the road, limiting your chance for soaked socks after an afternoon downpour.

For more details on the project, click here.

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