The Department of Transportation will be constructing a new state-of-the-art Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) for the FDOT freeway operations, FDOT signal operations, and the Florida Highway Patrol Dispatch. The facility will be accessed via the east terminus of Wilson Road in Seminole County just off of International Parkway. The RTMC will monitor traffic conditions around the nine-county area (Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Sumter, Lake and Marion), coordinating the response to incidents, controlling traffic signals, and informing the public via Dynamic Message Signs, 511, FL511.com, social media, and news media.
AAM - Active Arterial Management
The Department of Transportation has recently executed a contract to assist local agencies with the management of key corridors in the Metro-Orlando region. The project, named Active Arterial Management, consists of two consultant teams that will monitor arterial roadways to promote better synchronized traffic signals, coordinate activities across jurisdictional boundaries, suggest operational modification, and develop timings for incident management, construction, and special event activities. The project includes the monitoring of more than 250 signals in Orange and Seminole Counties. It will expand to Osceola County and eventually all of District 5 in the coming years.
I-4 Ultimate is the 21-mile makeover of Interstate 4 through the heart of downtown Orlando. It runs from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County. The project will install 4 barrier separate express lanes; 2 eastbound and 2 westbound. The express lanes price will be managed by the Department of Transportation via the Regional Transportation Management Center by Department personnel, seeking to maximize the reliability of your trip. The project is much more than just an express lanes project. It improves access to the interstate via new interchange configurations and is transforming the region to better connect our communities, boost our economy and improve everyone's quality of life. It is bringing a bold Florida feel via investments in landscaping and hardscaping. The project is improving pedestrian access and the removing of barriers that once separated communities.
Transporation Signal Priority (TSP)
The Department of Transportation and LYNX with the support of the City of Orlando is deploying a three phased project to improve transit on time performance for routes connecting to Sunrail. This is accomplished by using technology to reduce dwell time at traffic signals for transit vehicles by holding green lights longer or shortening red lights proceeding the transit vehicles arrival at a signalized intersection. Recognizing that provide a green to one movement reduces the time given to other movements the deployment is conditional, attempting to balance the need to move vehicles as well as transit vehicle efficiently.
I-4 Beyond the Ultimate (BtU)
The I-4 Express Lane system will be developed under multiple projects. The first project is named I-4 Ultimate. Expansion projects beyond the I-4 Ultimate project are named I-4 Beyond the Ultimate. The limits of the I-4 BtU project are from west of SR 35 (US 27) to west of SR 435 (Kirkman Road) and from east of SR 434 to east of SR 472. The I-4 BtU project will add approximately 42 miles to the I-4 Express Lane system in its final state making the total system approximately 60 miles in length. The proposed improvements to I-4 include widening the existing six lane divided urban interstate to a ten lane divided highway in order to improve safety and traffic operations, enhance connectivity, and improve mobility by providing travel choices to the motoring public.
Intersection Movement Counts (IMC)
The Department of Transportation recently executed a contract to assist local agencies and support the AAM efforts. The Intersection Movement Counts (IMC) project will provide an automated method via software and/or hardware to determine intersection movement counts. These automated counts will serve as a real-time resource for the real-time active monitoring and management for some of the AAM specific arterial roadways within FDOT District 5. The IMC project focuses on 32 signalized intersections within the Cities of Orlando, Winter Park, and Maitland along three major arterial roadway corridors.