Project Update: Kissimmee Lakefront Park Redevelopment & Oak Street Widening
Kissimmee Lakefront Park Phase IV & Oak Street Widening Project
Progress always seems to bring a feeling of excitement into the air. The City of Kissimmee loves to create new places for our community to gather and beautiful paths for them to get there. Two of the biggest projects we are currently working on is the final phase of the Kissimmee Lakefront Park redevelopment project and the final phase of the Oak Street widening project.
It All Comes Down to This
The Kissimmee Lakefront Park redevelopment project has been in the works for over a decade. This final phase runs along Lakeshore Boulevard and connects Kissimmee Lakefront Park to Neptune Road. It will also allow for necessary sea wall repair. Phase IV will add new landscaping, wider sidewalks, bricked roads, additional parking space, and a new traffic signal at Neptune Road and Lakeshore Boulevard. This project is scheduled to be finished by Summer of 2019.
We are glad to have Burkhardt Construction as our contractor on this project as they have diligently worked with residents to help them get in and out of the area during construction. Our Public Works teams have already started utility work on Lakeshore Boulevard and are currently installing and repairing water mains along the project area.
The final phase of the Oak Street widening project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2018. This portion of the project only requires for one lane to be closed at a time with the westbound lane currently closed. New water mains are being installed along with a new storm water system on the north side of the road. This portion should be completed by the middle of March. Once this is done and new curbing has been installed, temporary road stripping will be placed, and westbound traffic will be reopened on Oak Street. At that point, our crews will begin working on the eastbound lane. At the end of this project Oak Street will have four lanes from its intersection with East Vine Street, all the way to Thacker Avenue.
Thank you for your patience during these improvement projects. We are excited as the completion dates of these projects gets closer. Follow us on social media and at www.kissimmee.org for more updates.