The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is now scheduled to take delivery of nearly 13 miles of rail beginning Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, Aug. 1. It will take place between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. each day.
Rail will be dropped off at 11 separate locations between Sanford, and Jamaica Lane—south of downtown Orlando. The rail delivery train could block railroad crossings in affected areas for up to 10 minutes while the rail is unloaded. The grade crossing at Monroe Avenue/CR 15, east of Interstate 4 in Sanford will be first to be affected.
This is the third delivery of continuous weld rail. Each rail section is 1,650 feet long and weighs 31 tons. The rail, for adding a second track, is from Columbia City, Indiana. Rails are being stockpiled alongside the existing tracks between rail crossings.
As noted, the delivery schedule is subject to change. Unexpected conditions or circumstances, as well as inclement weather, could have an impact.