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Construction Begins on Pedestrian Bridge Over I-4 in Maitland

Construction has begun on a 600-ft long bridge, which will cross Interstate 4 and connect the sidewalks at Lake Destiny Road and Wymore Road. The new bridge is being built in conjunction with
the Maitland Boulevard interchange.

The curved bridge will be suspended over I-4 by 20 pairs of thick steel cables attached to a 142-ft high arch.

Beyond aesthetics, resilience against high wind speeds and other adverse weather conditions has been part of the design process.


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New I-4 Maitland Boulevard Ramp in Orlando Now Open

Attention Maitland Boulevard motorists, a new traffic pattern now requires motorists to enter two right-hand lanes for westbound I-4 entrance ramp before the Lake Destiny Drive intersection.

This long-term traffic pattern of approximately 1.25 miles in length will relocate the eastbound lanes to new pavement south of the existing traffic lanes. In addition, a newly realigned westbound I-4 entrance ramp from eastbound Maitland Boulevard will open.

These new traffic patterns will require motorists to choose if they want to continue on eastbound Maitland Boulevard or enter the westbound I-4 entrance ramp before the intersection of Lake Destiny Road. The two right-hand lanes will be for the westbound I-4 entrance ramp. The new traffic pattern is necessary for the reconstruction of Maitland Boulevard.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity through the work zone.

The $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project is reconstructing 21 miles of interstate from west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434 in Longwood.


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Disney Reveals Epic, Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.

At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

However, guests don’t need to wait until 2019 to be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From special character encounters to fan-favorite attractions like Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, guests of all ages can experience Star Wars stories at Disney parks and resorts around the world.


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I-4 Ramp in Orlando Closing July 18, Detour Required

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with the I-4 construction project in Orlando:

Westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) from Colonial Drive (State Road 50) to State Road (S.R.) 408 is closing from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18.

Motorists must exit westbound I-4 onto westbound Colonial Drive, and then travel southbound on Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 17-92/441) to reenter westbound I-4. Law enforcement officers will be monitoring each signaled intersection on the detour route of Colonial Drive and Orange Blossom Trail to promote traffic flow.

During the operation, the westbound I-4 entrance ramps from westbound Colonial Drive, Amelia Street and South Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on July 17-18. The westbound I-4 entrance ramps from Kaley Avenue and Gore Street will remain open during this closure.

Construction activities taking place during the closures include striping, replacing raised reflective markings, pavement repairs, drainage work and installing barrier walls.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone


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I-4 Ramps from I-75 to Close Next Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the northbound I-75 exit ramp (Exit 261) onto westbound I-4 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (July 5 and 6) nights.

DETOUR: Drivers will directed onto eastbound I-4 to use Exit 10 (CR 579), turn left at the top of the ramp onto northbound CR 579, cross over I-4, then turn left to enter westbound I-4.

Additionally, one lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Wednesday through Friday (July 5 – 7).


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Orlando Area I-4 Construction Alerts and Detours

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-4 construction Alerts and Detours in the Orlando metro area this week and beyond.

  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from E.E. Williamson Rd. to SR-414/Maitland Blvd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Sun., Jun. 25
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from EE Williamson Rd. to SR-414/Maitland Blvd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 09
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-414/Maitland Blvd. to E.E. Williamson Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Sun., Jun. 25
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-414/Maitland Blvd. to EE Williamson Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 10
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to WB SR-414/Maitland Blvd.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Sat., Jul. 01: 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd. to John Young Pkwy.: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 01 to Sat., Jul. 01
    Everyday 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Wed., Jun. 28: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jun. 26: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 05 to Wed., Jul. 19
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 to SR-423/Lee Rd: 1 right lane closed.
    From Tue., Jun. 20 to Tue., Jun. 27
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 at SR-423/Lee Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Fri., Jun. 09 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Fairbanks Ave.
    From Fri., Jun. 30 to Mon., Jul. 03: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from Fairbanks Ave.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Fri., Jun. 30: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Fairbanks Ave.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Fairbanks Ave.
    From Tue., Jun. 13 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Par St.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Par St to Ivanhoe Blvd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Fri., Jun. 16 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Princeton St.
    From Tue., May. 30 to Tue., Jun. 27
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from Princeton St.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Princeton St.
    From Fri., Jun. 09 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Ivanhoe Blvd.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-50/Colonial Dr. to Par St: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 05 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to South St.
    From Sun., Jun. 18 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Anderson St.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Continuous ramp closure on WB I-4 at Kaley Ave.
    Beginning Tue., Dec. 01, 2015 at 12 AM
    Permanent closure of ramps to both EB & WB Kaley Ave.
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from US-441/17-92/Orange Blossom Trl. to Ivanhoe Blvd.: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 01 to Sat., Jul. 01
    Everyday 10:30 PM – 6:30 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Orange Blossom Trl/US-441.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from US-441 /Orange Blossom Trl. to John Young Pkwy: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to John Young Pkwy.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from John Young Pkwy to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/John Young Pkwy to US-441/17/92/Orange Blossom Trl: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jul. 06
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd. WB.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jun. 26
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Conroy Rd. to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from WB Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 19 to Wed., Aug. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 19 to Wed., Aug. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd to SR-423/John Young Pkwy: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Conroy Rd to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 29 to Thu., Jul. 13
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to SR-482/Sand Lake Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 29 to Thu., Jul. 13
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to NB SR-435/Kirkman Rd.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd. to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jun. 28
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-482/Sand Lake Rd to SR-435/Kirkman Rd NB: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jul. 06
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd. to Universal Blvd.
    From Wed., Jun. 14 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Kirkman Rd: 1 left lane closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 9 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 12
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-482/Sand Lake Rd to SR-435/Kirkman Rd NB: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 9 PM – 7 AM

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Lane Closures, Detours for I-4 Ramps at World Drive This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that I-4 ramp construction at World Drive will require closure.

This project consists of milling, resurfacing, and upgrading guardrail at all collector/distribution ramps and its associated interchange ramps connecting Interstate 4 (I-4) with World Drive.

Lane Closures

  • Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 to Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
    7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Ramp Closure/Detour

The I-4 exit ramp for eastbound World Drive will be closed to repair damaged asphalt. A detour will be in effect; traffic will be directed to take the I-4 exit ramp for westbound World Drive, U-turn at the I-4 westbound exit and head to Celebration Boulevard.

  • Midnight to 6:00 a.m.
    Double lane closure on I-4 westbound to place friction course pavement.

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The Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has just named the Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 – naming the best parks in the U.S., and sharing the year’s newest attractions and highlights for every age group.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

Read more…


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Lane Closures for I-4 Construction in Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following scheduled lane closures associated with I-4 construction and maintenance in the Tampa Bay area.

  • Tampa: The right lane will be closed on westbound I-4 between 50th Street (Exit 3) and 21st/22nd streets (Exit 1) between 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8 and 4:00 a.m. Friday, June 9.
  • Tampa: One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night through Saturday (June 5 – 10).
  • Tampa: Sligh Avenue will be closed under I-75 (west of Williams Road to west of I-75) from 5:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 5.
    • WESTBOUND Sligh Avenue DETOUR: Go south on Williams Road, turn right and go west on US 92 into the US 301/I-4 interchange. Go north on US 301 then turn right onto Sligh Avenue. Turn right onto Eureka Springs Road and go east to Sligh Avenue.
    • EASTBOUND Sligh Avenue DETOUR: Go west on Eureka Springs Road. Turn left onto Sligh Avenue and go west to US 301. Turn left and go south on US 301 to the “loop” ramp towards eastbound I-4. At the split onto I-4, stay right and go east on US 92. Turn left onto Williams Road and go north to Sligh Avenue.

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Major I-4 Detours and Closures in Orlando This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major I-4 detours and closures in the Orlando area this week.

  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; thru June 11 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; thru June 14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Conroy Road; June 7–21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to John Young Parkway; thru June 16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; thru June 11 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound Orange Blossom Trail closed under SR-408; thru June 10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp to Anderson Street; thru June 19 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Church Street closed under I-4; thru June 9 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Princeton Street; thru June 13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; thru June 6 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Fairbanks Avenue; thru June 9 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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