Upcoming Transportation Impacts in Downtown Orlando

Last updated on August 22, 2019

Upcoming Transportation Impacts in Downtown Orlando

The City of Orlando prepares for a busy event weekend and the opening of the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus. 

August 22, 2019 – Orlando, FL – Today, the City of Orlando outlined how the city will be helping visitors and residents travel safely over the upcoming weekend and into the following week, as 8,000 students, faculty and staff arrive at the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus.

Along with campus move-in, several large-scale events are happening this weekend at downtown Orlando venues including Amway Center, Camping World Stadium and Exploria Stadium that will attract sizable crowds and will result in road closures.

Event attendees and Monday morning commuters are encouraged to plan their route and parking locations ahead of time and to leave early to allow enough time for both anticipated and unforeseen delays.

The following information was provided at the press briefing today, including what people should expect over the weekend and into the following week and recommendations on how to plan ahead.

Events This Weekend Include:

Friday, August 23 8:00 p.m. Atlanta United vs. Orlando City ExploriaStadium
Saturday, August 24 7:00 p.m. Gators vs. Hurricanes Camping World Stadium
Saturday, August 24 8:00 p.m. Backstreet Boys Amway Center
Monday, August 26 First Day of Classes Creative Village

Road Closures and Recommended Detours:

Drivers should be mindful that road closures in the downtown area change periodically based on event needs, construction of the I-4 Ultimate and SR408, as well as other development in the area. The City of Orlando is working closely with Waze to ensure they have the most up to date road closure information.

The following roads will close on Friday, August 23, for the Orlando City soccer game at Exploria Stadium:

  • Church Street from Glenn Lane to Terry Avenue
    • 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Church Street from Terry Avenue to Garland Avenue
    • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Central Boulevard from Terry Avenue to Westmoreland Drive
    • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Recommended Detours: The city recommends using Westmoreland Drive as an alternative route for north/south travel and Washington Street for east/west travel.

The following roads will close on Saturday, August 24, for the University of Florida vs. University of Miami football game at Camping World Stadium:

  • Church Street from Rio Grande Avenue to Orange Blossom Trail
    • 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • South Street from Rio Grande Avenue to Norton Avenue
    • 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Colyer Street from Rio Grande Avenue to Nashville Avenue
    • 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Rio Grande Avenue from Church Street to Anderson Street
    • 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Recommended Detours: The city recommends using John Young Parkway or Westmoreland Drive as alternative routes for north/south travel and Colonial Drive or LB McLeod Road for east/west travel.

The following roads will close on Saturday, August 24, for the Backstreet Boys concert at the Amway Center:

  • Church Street from Division Avenue to Garland Avenue
    • 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Division Avenue from Central Boulevard to Anderson Street
    • 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Recommended Detours: The city recommends using Terry Avenue as an alternative route for north/south travel and Washington Street for east/west travel. Additional options include Hughey Avenue for southbound only travel only, Garland Avenue for northbound only travel and Anderson Street for eastbound only travel.

The following roads will be impacted beginning Monday, August 26, as UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown welcome 8,000 new students, faculty and staff to Creative Village:

  • Amelia Street from Parramore Avenue to Garland Avenue
  • Livingston Street from Parramore Avenue to Garland Avenue
  • Robinson Street from Parramore Avenue to Garland Avenue
  • Parramore Avenue from Amelia Street to Robinson Street
  • Hughey Avenue from Amelia Street to Robinson Street
  • Garland Avenue from Amelia Street to Robinson Street

Alternative Modes of Transportation:

The City of Orlando encourages those who may be traveling in or out of downtown to plan for additional travel time in anticipation of traffic delays. Alternate forms of transportation, such as LYMMO, SunRail, and bike share, can also assist in getting around.

  • Camping World Shuttle
    • The City of Orlando will offer FREE shuttle service downtown on Saturday, August 24, to Camping World Stadium, from 12 p.m. until 1 hour after the game concludes.

Parking Tips:

Patrons driving downtown should consider planning their traveling routes based on where they will park and use the parking location address to navigate.

Most parking garages in downtown Orlando are a short walk from entertainment locations and will allow patrons to enter and exit quicker than those in close proximity to venues. The city has also recently added nearly 200 on-street meterless parking spaces throughout Creative Village.

If you plan to drive, the city recommends reserving and purchasing event parking ahead of time.

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