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What you need to know about Orlando’s Downtown Loop

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you find yourself in downtown Orlando often, you may have noticed crews putting in massive sidewalks.

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The work is part of a project called the Downtown Loop. It is a multi-use trail project the city of Orlando hopes will benefit walkers, cyclists and drivers.

“For the last four years, we’ve been working on a really exciting project called the Downtown Loop, which is supposed to be for all ages and abilities,” said Jenn Rhodes with the Orlando Transportation Department.

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Rhodes said the loop will be 8.5 miles long and construction is well underway.

When it is completed, it will offer a car-free option for shopping, dining, offices and more.

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The loop will encompass more than a dozen neighborhoods and connect a number of existing trails and paths.

The loop is expected to be completed in early 2023.

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