Offer Your Thoughts and Get Updates on Two Studies in Apopka

Posted on: June 8, 2021 in Complete Streets, Transportation News

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If you live, work, or play in the Apopka area, you can share your ideas on how to improve travel near Rock Springs Road and on portions of the West Orange Trail. Please take our survey today by clicking here. The survey closes on July 16.

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. Find out more on the study page here. You can also leave a comment for the study team on the interactive map and sign up for study updates.

About the Apopka Studies

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 to Lester Road. The study will include an analysis for the intersection of Sandpiper Street with Park Avenue.

The West Orange Trail Extension Study will evaluate a connection between the portion of the West Orange Trail that 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 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.

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 throughout the 22-month duration of the projects.

About MetroPlan Orlando

MetroPlan Orlando leads transportation planning efforts in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. We coordinate closely with elected officials, industry experts, and the community to shape a future system that offers travel options. As the metropolitan planning organization for Central Florida, we also set priorities and determine how federal and state transportation dollars are spent in the region.

About the City of Apopka

Apopka was incorporated in 1882 and has grown into Orange County’s second largest city, with about 53,000 residents. Apopka boasts of its small-town atmosphere, beautiful natural resources, and many outdoor recreation opportunities.

About Orange County

Orange County is Central Florida’s most populous county and includes cities of all sizes as well as unincorporated areas. Its government has more than 8,000 employees, and the county operates on a $4.4 billion budget.

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