Section of Ham Brown Road scheduled for resurfacing project

Osceola County officials informed that Ham Brown Road, from U.S. Highway 17-92 south to Reaves Road, is tentatively scheduled for resurfacing from Monday, Feb. 11 through Friday, March 15. Work will be done nightly from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Message boards are in place to advise the residents of the upcoming project.

There will be temporary lane closures but no road closures.

 Traffic delays can be expected.

Schedules could vary according to weather and equipment related issues.

The city of Kissimmee’s asphalt mill and overlay project was scheduled to start on Wednesday.

The following streets will be resurfaced:

• Bryan Street from Ruby Avenue to Beaumont Avenue.

• Bryan Street from Rose Avenue to John Young Parkway.

• South Randolph Avenue from Emmett Street to Penfield Street.

• South Clyde Avenue from Emmett Street to Patrick Street.

• Patrick Street from John Young Parkway to Dillingham Avenue.

• Patrick Street from Clyde Avenue to Beaumont Avenue.

• South Orlando Avenue from Emmett Street to Bryan Street.

• Bay Street from Oak Street to Park Street.

The mill and overlay process is where the top layer of asphalt is removed, and replaced with a new top layer. The preventative maintenance process corrects existing voids and helps protect the pavement from future deterioration.

The Public Works and Engineering Department is currently in the final year of a six-year pavement management program.

For more information about the city of Kissimmee, visit

Beginning Feb. 10, contractors for Osceola County working on Hoagland Boulevard Phase 3 will be closing the Marsh Landing area to boat traffic while improvements to the bridge over Shingle Creek are completed.

Work at the site will involve the installation of pilings for a newly reconstructed bridge, as well as the demolition and removal of the existing bridge.

The estimated time for construction of this portion of Hoagland Boulevard Phase 3 is 8 to 10 months. During this time, the contractor will have in place a barricade of floating barrels both upstream and downstream of the bridge, which will prevent boat traffic from passing under the bridge. It is imperative for safety reasons that boaters respect the barricades.

Quick facts about Hoagland Boulevard improvements:

• Phase 3 begins at the southern end at U.S. Highway 17-92, and continues to just north of the Shingle Creek Bridge.

• The $10.7 million project consists of a four-lane divided roadway, with bike lanes and sidewalks along both sides and improvements to the Shingle Creek Bridge.

• Together with the planned Phase 2 improvements, the new Hoagland Boulevard will more efficiently and more safely move motorists, cyclists and pedestrians from U.S. 17-92 to U.S. Highway 192 upon completion, projected for 2020.

For more project information, visit