Partial view of a conceptual plan map for the widening of S.R. 417 from Narcoossee Road to S.R. 528.
Partial view of a conceptual plan map for the widening of S.R. 417 from Narcoossee Road to S.R. 528. (Central Florida Expressway Authority)

The Central Florida Expressway Authority wants to hire an engineering consultant to design plans for a system-wide widening of S.R. 417 near Orlando International Airport, according to a Request for Letters of Interest (RFLOI) issued on Monday.

The professional engineering firm would be asked to prepare construction drawings and specifications for six general use lanes on S.R. 417, from west of Narcoossee Road to S.R. 528 within Orange County.


Shortlist consideration will only be given by CFX to firms that have been pre-qualified by the Florida Department of Transportation on work for major highway design and controlled access highway design.

Details on why new bridges are needed at the highway intersection north of Orlando International Airport, and what this local agency wants in a contractor.

The project will involve widening to the outside for an additional general use lane and to accommodate an inside shoulder width.

The widening will transition to the inside at the S.R. 528 interchange. Three mainline bridges within the limits of the project that go over S.R. 528 or its ramps will be widened as well.

Additional elements of the work include surveying, drainage evaluation and design, permitting, intelligent transportation systems, lighting, signing and pavement markings, traffic maintenance, traffic operations modeling, utility design, geotechnical analysis, scheduling and progress reporting.

The CFX evaluation committee will shortlist at least three firms based on its scoring of the LOIs, which will then proceed to a technical proposal and oral presentation.

LOIs are due by July 23 to the CFX headquarters in Orlando. Full documents for RFLOI no. 417-150 can be found at the CFX Procurement Division webpage.

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