NV5 - Lake Drive

Lake Drive Improvements

This project was the design of a multilane urban highway of approximately 2.7 miles in length, which involved the conversion of an existing two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane urban principal arterial with raised medians. The project traverses the area between Seminola Boulevard and Tuskawilla Road in Seminole County, Florida.

As part of the project, NV5 designed and permitted three stormwater management ponds and a complete closed drainage system to accommodate stormwater runoff. Lake Drive runs on the north side of Clear Lake, and the widening of the roadway created an encroachment into the 100 year floodplain of that closed basin waterbody. Compensating storage was created along the northwest shoreline of the lake by excavation above the normal water line and the use of concrete sheet pile walls.

NV5 also conducted a complete design and utility survey for the project. Right-of-way maps were prepared for the entire corridor including legal descriptions and parcel sketches for all tracts requiring acquisition to accommodate the improvements. There were significant utility relocations associated with this project, and NV5 prepared forcemain and watermain relocation plans for Seminole County and the City of Casselberry. The project also had a planning phase that involved an alignment study and concept report, and NV5 also provided eminent domain services during right-of-way acquisition.


Casselberry, FL


Seminole County Public Works


Key Facts

  • 2.7 Miles
  • 2 Lanes to 4 Lanes