State Road 434 in Oviedo reopens to traffic following repairs of collapsed drainage pipe

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State Road (S.R.) 434 on the north side of Oviedo is reopened to traffic ahead of schedule. Crews finished making repairs Friday afternoon around 4:33 p.m. The original goal was to reopen the road by Saturday morning. 

The roadway had been closed since Saturday afternoon, June 2, at Laurel Oaks Court [GMaps], due to an issue with an old drainage structure that runs under the road.   The hole originally opened up last weekend. 

A portion of the drainage structure collapsed, which opened up a three-foot wide hole. For safety reasons, the entire roadway was closed at that location and detours were set up. 

On Tuesday, June 5, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) issued an emergency contract to Southland Construction, which included a 72-hour window to fix what's under the road, and reopen the road to traffic. The contract amount was $237,000. Construction work began Wednesday morning. Other construction work, not related to the travel sections of the road, will still occur. 

FDOT extends thanks to those commuters and residents who drove safely and followed the detours while the emergency repairs took place.