Lake Mary Road Reconstruction Project
8/18/17: Construction on the Federal Highway Administration’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL)-managed Lake Mary Road Reconstruction Project continued this week along the project’s shoulder widening section. Speed limits in this area, which runs from milepost 317.5 near the south entrance of Mormon Lake to milepost 310, will remain restricted to between 25 mph and 35 mph until the road is paved this fall.
Work also continued on the Willow Valley Creek Bridge, which is located at milepost 297.5 about seven miles south of Happy Jack. The new deck that was poured last week for the bridge’s northbound lane continues to cure. Once this deck has reached strength, traffic will be shifted to the northbound lane and demolition will begin on the southbound deck. The bridge is scheduled for completion by the end of September, weather permitting.
IMPORTANT:Traffic over the bridge is restricted to one lane and will be metered by traffic signals until the deck replacement is completed this fall. Vehicles with Oversize/Overweight (OSOW) loads that are wider than 10 feet are prohibited from using bridge during this period due to the single-lane restrictions.
Crews are working during daylight hours, Monday - Saturday. Flaggers, signage and other traffic control measures will be in place as necessary and pilot cars will also be used to guide vehicles through the construction zone. Drivers along Lake Mary Road should expect delays of up to 30 minutes and are encouraged to use extra caution and obey posted speed limits though the construction zone. The project is expected to be completed this fall, weather permitting. CFL will be managing the entire project.
Project Start: May 2017
Est. Completion: Fall 2017
Current Status: Under Construction
Project Manager: Central Federal Lands
Project Contractor: Stormwater Plans, LLC
Project Engineer: Central Federal Lands
Est. Cost: $8.2 Million
Funding Source: Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) Grant & Prop. 403
The Lake Mary Road Reconstruction Project includes reconstructing the roadway and widening shoulders for multimodal use along five miles of Lake Mary Road between milepost 312.5 and milepost 317.5. Another two miles of Lake Mary Road between mileposts 310 and 312.5 will be milled and overlaid. In addition, the superstructure and decking of the Willow Valley Creek Bridge at milepost 297.5.