• Work to begin on major downtown Orlando street Saturday


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Starting early Saturday morning a busy downtown Orlando access to State Road 408 will be closed.

    Orange Avenue, between South and Anderson streets, will be closed so the road can be restructured and repaved.  The work would cause traffic woes for some travels for several weeks.

    The 1,000-foot stretch of street will be closed for the next three weeks.

    Detours will take drivers on Central Boulevard, Division Avenue and Gore Street as well as South and Anderson streets.

    "Yeah, traffic is going to be ugly out here," one driver said.

    Cameras will give the city the extra eyes needed to monitor the streets during construction.

    Once the work is complete, the street will be able to accommodate traffic affected by work on the expansion of Interstate 4 that begins next year.

    The road will be shut down starting at 4 a.m.

    City leaders said once the construction is complete, the area will be much safer for pedestrians.

    More Information: PDF: Orange Avenue reconstruction road closures

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