ORLANDO, Fla. – The city of Orlando is recommending routes to downtown Orlando, along with providing parking suggestions and announcing road closures, ahead of numerous events taking place Saturday.
Travelers are being encouraged by the city to consider alternative modes of transportation, including LYMMO, bike share, car share and carpooling.
City officials said some events taking place include the Orlando Police Department's Community BBQ at its headquarters, Orlando Philharmonic: The Final Frontier at Bob Carr Theater, the Orlando City Soccer Club match at Orlando City Stadium and a performance by Ariana Grande at Amway Center.
Event attendees are being encouraged to plan routes ahead of time. Officials said they are also encouraged to come downtown early.
With construction underway on I-4 and State Road 408, city officials recommend the following routes if traveling into downtown via the highway:
Driving Directions From I-4
Coming from the west on I-4: Exit at Amelia Street (83A), take a right onto Amelia Street, then take a right onto Orange Avenue. Officials said multiple city garages can be accessed on both the west and east side of Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction.
Coming from the east on I-4: Exit at Colonial Drive (84), take a left onto Colonial, then a right onto Orange Avenue. Officials said multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction.
Alternately, after exiting at Colonial (84), proceed straight on to Hughey Avenue. OCity officials said multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Hughey heading in this southbound direction.
Driving Directions From State Road 408
Coming from the east on 408: Take the Rosalind Avenue exit (11A), turn left onto South Street, then right onto Rosalind Avenue. Officials said multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction.
Coming from the west on 408: Take the Orange Avenue exit (10C), turn right onto Orange Avenue, which will become Rosalind Avenue. Officials said multiple city garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction.
Parking Resources: Parking at city garages can be purchased in advance, ensuring a reserved parking space and allowing travelers to plan their specific route, city officials said.
-Purchase city of Orlando pre-event parking
-Purchase pre-event parking at Geico Garage
Recommended Parking Locations For Each Event:
OPD Community BBQ (OPD Headquarters) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Parking will be available in the lots at the new OPD Headquarters at 1250 W. South St.
-Overflow parking will be on South Street and adjoining streets.
Orlando Philharmonic: The Final Frontier (Bob Carr Theater). Show times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
-Centroplex 1: 441 Ron Blocker Ave.
-Centroplex 2: 355 Alexander Place
Orlando City Soccer Club Match (Orlando City Stadium). The match will begin at 3 p.m.
-Orange Lot (ADA only): Located on the corner of South Terry Avenue and Central Boulevard
-Grove Park Lot: Located on Central Boulevard between South Terry Avenue and Division Avenue
-SunTrust Center Garage: 25 W. South St.
-55 West Garage: 60 W. Pine St.
-Garland Avenue Lot: 109 W. Pine St.
-Central Boulevard: 53 W. Central Blvd.
-Wells Fargo Garage: 20 N. Orange Ave.
-Jefferson Street Garage: 150 W. Jefferson St.
Ariana Grande (Amway Center). Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
-Geico Garage, 400 South St.
City officials said detour signs will be clearly posted before and along detour routes. A detailed map of road closures and recommended routes can be found here.
All closures begin and end Saturday unless noted otherwise, city officials said.
-Central Boulevard from Westmoreland Drive to Division Avenue: Closed for construction
-Church Street between Division Avenue and Hughey Avenue: Closure runs from 3 p.m. Friday and ends 12 a.m. April 16.
-Church Street from Westmoreland Drive to South Terry Avenue: Road closure runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
-Glenn Lane from Church Street to Central Boulevard: Road closure runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
-Church Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue: Closure begins at noon and ends at midnight
-Church Street from South Terry Avenue to Division Avenue: Closure runs from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
-Westbound Central Boulevard from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue: Closure is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
-Pine Street from South Terry Avenue to Division Avenue: Road closure is from 5:30 p.m. until 1 hour post-event
-Pine Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue: Closure runs from 5:30 p.m. and ends at midnight
-Division Avenue between Anderson Street and Church Street: Closure runs from 7:30 p.m. until 1 hour post-event
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