Two-Mile-Long Shared Use Path in Orlando, Florida Paved with Porous Pave Permeable Pavement
A Total of 75,000 Square Feet of Porous Pave XL Installed for Permeable Paving of the Westmoreland Shared Use Path in West-Central Orlando
The Shared Use Path creates a safe walking and biking route for students to travel to and from The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Opened in August 2017 by the Orange County Public Schools, ACE is located in Parramore two blocks east of high-traffic Westmoreland Drive. The path also serves the larger downtown city center, including Orlando City Stadium, the Downtown campus of the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, and the Creative Village development.
The project required a permeable paving material because of poor drainage in the area and problems with stormwater runoff.
"Porous Pave was a good choice because of its high degree of porosity and its aesthetic qualities," said Clint Pletzer, PE, project manager, AVCON, Inc., the engineering and planning firm in charge of the project.
Sustainability is a primary focus of Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Green Works Orlando initiative, which aims to make the city one of the most environmentally-
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