Traffic near outlet stores slows down Lynx buses

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Traffic around the outlet stores near the Mall at Millenia is choked as shoppers flock to the discount shops during the holidays.

The line of cars trying to get in and out of the outlet stores is creating problems for Lynx buses, which have been running up to 40 minutes behind schedule because of the traffic.


WFTV's Racquel Asa discovered that it took 20 minutes to travel a half mile 
on Vineland Road to get to the outlet mall.

Because of the backup, Lynx buses are not stopping to drop off riders in the mall parking lot. Instead, shoppers and mall workers will have to walk off property to catch Link bus No. 8.


Lynx rider Lolita Tevus was annoyed.


"It's an inconvenience,'' she said. "It really is. It's an inconvenience.''


But relief is coming. Construction is underway on a new flyover bridge connecting Palm Parkway and International Drive. That should cut down traffic when it's finished in 2014.


That's a relief to Michael Chucka, a worker in the area.


"I think it'll help it out to be honest with you,'' Chucka said. "I think it'll help it out with all the traffic, especially around this area.''


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