City of Apopka Highlights for August 2022
New Traffic Light
A new traffic light was installed at the intersection of Jason Dwelley Parkway and Kelly Park Road to accommodate traffic and ensure the safety of students at the new Kelly Park School. Planning began back in 2020 for the new light. A traffic study as well as design work were completed in 2021. Construction began in February 2022 and was recently completed. This traffic light is in addition to the new sidewalk, approximately 5,200 lineal feet in length, installed last month to eliminate a hazardous walking condition for students on Kelly Park Road heading to the new school.
Apopka Youth Works Closing Celebration
Students participating in the Apopka Youth Works Program gathered for lunch with members of CareerSource Central Florida, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Apopka Commissioners, and local employers to celebrate another successful year for the program. Thank you to Seafood Station for catering this event!
Magnolia Park Eco Education Center Grand Opening
City and County elected officials cut the ribbon on the brand new Eco Education Center at Magnolia Park located on the eastern shore of Lake Apopka. Additional improvements to the park include a newly rebuilt pier and a new, all inclusive playground. Mayor Nelson secured the funding for the improvements while he was a county commissioner in 2015 as a way to boost eco-tourism since the park is so close to the Wildlife Drive, a popular birding destination for residents and tourists alike.
Welcome Back School Bus Drivers
School Board Member Melissa Byrd, Commissioner Smith, and Mayor Nelson welcomed back school bus drivers with donuts and coffee on the first day of school at the Apopka bus depot.
Cemetery Road Improvements
Contract work was recently completed at the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery. Improvements included repaving and adding roads to the cemetery.
First Watch Grand Opening in June
First Watch opened in Apopka. It is exciting to welcome another sit-down restaurant to the community. Be sure to check them out! The restaurant is located at 1510 W. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL, 32712. For more info, please visit their website at First Watch Apopka.
Harmon Road Extension Project Groundbreaking
The City of Apopka held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Harmon Road Extension Project. This project will extend Harmon Road to provide better access to the hospital and the soon-to-be-built Apopka Fire Station 6.