Lake County’s rail system was recently upgraded to a continuous weld system. These upgrades link the Lake County rail system to the major class 1 rail corridor in Orlando and open up the entire U.S. rail network to Lake County businesses.
Upgrading the existing rail system provides significant economic development opportunities for the County. Not only does it encourage increased growth at a number of existing industrial parks within close proximity to rail, but it also opens up the potential for future industrial development on the thousands of vacant acres located along the rail corridor. In addition, the County is currently investigating the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail on the upgraded tracks, which would serve as an important transportation corridor between Lake County and the City of Orlando.
Below is a map of the completed rail improvements and associated costs: