The Reedy Creek Improvement District has just had permits approved for a big construction project on World Drive.
The goal? Helping to relieve congestion along the entrance and exit to Magic Kingdom as well as providing easier access to the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. The downside? Construction in the busiest part of the resort.
The new project has two major components; an adjustment to World Drive itself and an extension of Floridian Way.
First, World Drive will be slightly realigned and widened to allow more traffic, while ramps will be added to connect Floridian Way to Bear Island, and the Magic Kingdom Exit to the Car Care Center. Currently, to access the Car Care Center, one will need to take a convoluted roundabout path, which isn’t exactly easy when you have car trouble.
Next, four new bridges will be added, carrying Floridian Way over the Magic Kingdom Exit and making access to the Grand Floridian Resort much easier. It will also help boost accessibility to the Car Care Center.
However, the result is that a massive construction project will be taking place right by the already congested Magic Kingdom. While the result will definitely relieve some pressure, expect delays for some time as the construction progresses. No timeline for the project has been released, but we’ll update as we see things get going.
Be sure to stay tuned to All Ears for updates on construction, including when it begins and how it will affect your vacation.
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