ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation wants to upgrade Orange Avenue from Magnolia Avenue to Rollins Street.
Orange Avenue currently has two lanes in both directions with parking spread out along the roughly 1-mile stretch.
FDOT’s new proposal would include one-lane roads in both directions with the outside lanes designated for parking on both sides.
The plan is in response to recent growth in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village.
“We do hear from customers very often that they don’t know where they can park,” said business owner Kelly van Dyke. “They feel the signage is confusing and there aren’t many spots.”
FDOT also wants to raise crosswalks and intersections to keep pedestrians safe.
If all goes as planned the agency would start construction in early 2024.
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