SR-436 Casselberry flyover could be done 3 months early

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CASSELBERRY, Fla. —

A road project at State Road 436 and Red Bug Lake Road in Casselberry was three months behind schedule, but Channel 9 learned it will be completed sooner than anticipated.

The $24.5 million project has been a part of Casselberry's commute since 2011.

The project was behind because of problems with underground work, so the contractor brought in more workers. The project could be done by January 2014, barring excessive rain.

It originally wasn't supposed to be complete until spring 2014.

Luis Padilla can't wait until the construction is gone.

"(There's) a lot of traffic over there. They got the lights all screwed up in there," Padilla said.

Shad Smith with Seminole County Public Works said the contractor wasn't given any money to finish ahead of schedule.

"No. In Seminole County we don't normally use any kind of incentives in our contracts," Smith said.

The overpass will connect Casselberry to the University of Central Florida area. With fewer cars on the main roads, the county can retime all the lights, meaning shorter red and longer green lights.

"That will be good news, because sometimes I'll stay at a light for 10 to 15 minutes," Padilla said.