The Central Florida Expressway Authority has set a Sept. 21 bidding deadline for an estimated $170 million project to widen a 6.1-mile section of State Road 429. The section from the Florida Turnpike to West Road is part of a planned 13-mile widening project, Orlando Business Journal reports.
The bid solicitation documentation says:
The work consists of providing all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals necessary to widen SR 429 from south of the Florida’s Turnpike to West Road from four (4) general use lanes to six (6) general use lanes. Specifically, the project consists of widening to the inside (median) and to the outside to accommodate the required auxiliary lanes and an additional general use travel lane in each direction with full depth shoulders for a portion of the remainder of median areas to facilitate hard shoulder running in the future. All mainline bridges within the project limits will also be widened to accommodate the appropriate shoulder widths, additional general use lane, auxiliary lanes and ramp modifications as shown in the bidding documents. The work also includes, but is not limited to, construction of sound barriers, overhead sign structures and intelligent transportation systems infrastructure in Orange county.