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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Rock Springs Road and Welch Road Intersection Improvements

Aerial Image if Rock Springs Road and Welch Road Instersection

Traffic conditions at the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Welch have gotten worse and we need to find a solution! The intersection is currently operating at a service level of “F” overall (service level of F means volume of traffic using the intersection exceeds the volume of traffic the intersection was designed to handle) during the morning and evening rush hours. 


Below are graphic renderings of the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road that display the existing lane configuration and traffic volumes collected in March. In the northbound and southbound directions (Rock Springs Road), there are two through lanes and a left turn lane. In the eastbound and westbound directions (Welch Road), there is a right turn, left turn and through lane. What complicates the solution is that the eastbound section of Welch and the northbound section of Rock Springs Road are maintained by Orange County.


The traffic volumes shown below for the morning rush hour are as follows:

  • Southbound right turn – 79 trips
  • Southbound through – 851 trips
  • Southbound left turn – 445 trips
  • Northbound right turn – 80 trips
  • Northbound through – 396 trips
  • Northbound left turn – 40 trips
  • Westbound right turn – 263 trips
  • Westbound through – 208 trips
  • Westbound left turn – 133 trips
  • Eastbound right turn – 180 trips
  • Eastbound through – 322 trips
  • Eastbound left turn – 75 trips

Traffic volume per lane during morning peak hours of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road Intersection


The traffic volumes shown below for the evening rush hour are as follows:

  • Southbound right turn – 69 trips
  • Southbound through – 634 trips
  • Southbound left turn – 329 trips
  • Northbound right turn – 93 trips
  • Northbound through – 1,065 trips
  • Northbound left turn – 136 trips
  • Westbound right turn – 470 trips
  • Westbound through – 314 trips
  • Westbound left turn – 149 trips
  • Eastbound right turn – 133 trips
  • Eastbound through – 303 trips
  • Eastbound left turn – 204 trips

Traffic volume per lane during evening peak hours of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road Intersection


We have a great relationship with our Orange County partners as well as MetroPlan Orlando, our regional transportation planning organization, which represents Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. We should be able to make improvements to the intersection in the short term (within the next six months) that will reduce the time you wait by fifty percent or more and begin to plan for a longer (3-5 year) solution for the intersection.


We are honored to have the following representatives involved in a collaborative effort to upgrade the intersection:

MetroPlan Orlando:

  • Gary Huttmann, Executive Director
  • Nick Lepp, Director of Transportation Planning


Orange County:

  • Christine Moore, Orange County Commissioner District 2
  • Renzo Nastasi, Transportation Planning Division
  • Christine Lofye, Traffic Engineering Division
  • Hatem Abou-Senna, Transportation Planning Division

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