United States: Improving lnternational Drive in Orlando
Hubbard Construction Company won the project to improve the lanes of International Drive, in Orange County, Florida.
International Drive, best known as I-Drive, is one of the major arteries in Orlando, and is a particularly touristic road since it serves a large recreational resort, stepping stone to the most visited attractions in the city, six of which include the largest theme parks in the world—SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark, Wet 'n Wild, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure—the second largest conference centre in the United States, and the I-Ride tramway.
This project includes the on-site cold-recycling of 16 km of road, the construction of 8 km of road, and the setting up of pedestrian lanes in a high-traffic zone where at least 23,000 vehicles drive every day. Landscaping, drainage improvements and signage are also planned. The work begin in August 2015 and will be carried out over 660 days.