City of Maitland issued the following announcement on Nov. 7.
Work will begin Tuesday, Nov. 12, to build a new recreational trail on the north side of Sandspur Road, replacing more than a mile of aging sidewalk with a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.
The City of Maitland project is expected to take about six months to remove the existing sidewalks and to create the new, ten-foot-wide concrete trail extending 6,700 feet along Sandspur. Construction will start at the intersection with North Wymore Road and head east to North Maitland Avenue.
The trail will better accommodate pedestrians from surrounding neighborhoods and two schools – Lake Sybelia Elementary School and Orangewood Christian School. The trail also will provide more room for cyclists who now use a bike lane within some areas of the crowded residential street.
The new trail will mostly double the width of existing north sidewalks, which are cracking in certain areas and require regular city maintenance.
Improvements also will provide a more accessible connection for Maitland’s recreational trail system, which provides a designated route for cyclists and pedestrians between Maitland Community Park on the east side of the city to the new Fennell Park on the west side.
The Florida Department of Transportation is building another important section of the trail - a new pedestrian bridge crossing 10 lanes on Interstate 4 just west of Sandspur Road. The bridge could be completed within two years.
Last year, the City of Maitland received a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help build the trail section along Sandspur.
Construction will begin by mobilizing vehicles and equipment on Tuesday near the intersection of Sandspur and Wymore. Work will be completed in sections, removing existing sidewalks, grading the soil and building the new trail. Pedestrians will be directed to use sidewalks on the south side of Sandspur in areas where construction is planned.
For questions about the project, please contact the City of Maitland at (407) 539-6223
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Source: City of Maitland