The City of Ocoee is working with local and state agencies on a new transportation study that will examine how to transform Silver Star Road in Ocoee and improve its function for both drivers and pedestrians.
MetroPlan Orlando, the regional transportation planning organization for Central Florida, is leading the study in coordination with the cities of Ocoee and Winter Garden and the Florida Department of Transportation. The study is federally funded with no cost to the city.
The 18-month study will focus on how to improve transportation along SR 438 (Silver Star Road, also known as Franklin Street and Ocoee Apopka Road) between SR 429 and Bluford Avenue. Applying “Complete Streets” strategies will help accommodate a variety of road travelers, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, motorists and freight operators. Ultimately, the study will be a step forward in helping the city achieve the vision for its downtown revitalization.
Objectives for the study include the following:
• Enhancing connectivity and accessibility
• Creating a safe environment for walking and biking, as well as establishing trail connections
• Identifying strategies for improved transit service
• Creating a multi-modal vision and plan that supports the Ocoee Downtown Master Plan
• Enhancing economic viability without impacting the residential neighborhoods
The city welcomes input from the public. There will be opportunities for residents to be involved in discussing a vision for Silver Star Road that makes it safe and accessible for all users.
For more information on how the transportation study fits into Ocoee’s Downtown Master Plan, visit https://www.ocoee.org/835/Silver-Star-Road-Realignment or call the Ocoee Planning Division at 407-905-3157.