: You have probably noticed the Bluford Avenue is now blocked and under reconstruction from Silver Star Road to the City Hall entrance. This is because we are now underway with the Bluford Avenue Utilities and Streetscape Project. The project, when completed, will completely transform the views along Bluford Avenue, which will have enhanced underground utilities, beautiful landscaping and fixtures from Silver Star Road to Delaware Avenue.
The Bluford Avenue Reconstruction Project will cost a total of $9,680,000 of which $4,280,000 comes from general bond funds, $2,400,000 comes from the utility bond funds, and $3,000,000 comes from the stormwater utility revenues. The project consists of reconstructing Bluford Avenue from Delaware Street to Silver Star Road concurrent with the installation of water and sanitary sewer utilities, stormwater management, and roadside landscaping. Additionally, $800,000 to have the powerlines installed underground.
Bluford Avenue is the central transportation facility for north bound and south bound traffic through the city of Ocoee; extending from Old Winter Garden Road south of Ocoee to Silver Star Road north of Ocoee and through its functional extension as Lakewood Avenue to the SR 429 interchange at Clarcona-Ocoee Road. The intent of the streetscape project is to develop a boulevard appearance, after construction of the utilities and stormwater facilities, that will support adjacent higher density development.
General Fund Capital Bond Construction Schedule
Using the "Construction Manager at Risk" method, the preliminary design should be completed by the time construction funding is available. The project will include a portion of the Downtown Gravity Sewer and the Master Downtown Stormwater system pipeline installation.