Traffic will be a major clusterf*ck this Saturday in downtown Orlando

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Being awesome isn't always easy, and this Saturday, because of five massive events, traffic in downtown Orlando is going to be a goat rodeo. Those events, on top of the usual weekend downtown madness, are:

—The 2017 Come Out With Pride Festival at Lake Eola Park, which includes a parade marching throughout downtown
—Bruno Mars at Amway Center
—The National Women’s Soccer League Championship at Orlando City Stadium
—Markiplier’s "You’re Welcome" Tour at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
— The Orlando Philharmonic's "Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles" at Bob Carr Theater

Plus let's not forget the inevitable rolling road closures due to construction on 408 and the I-4 Ultimate project. If you're planning to use a ride-hailing service, allow yourself extra time for the trip even though you're not parking – traffic will be heavy. If you're going to drive, plan ahead, be on the lookout for detour signs, and leave early. The city recommends reserving a parking space in city-owned garages ahead of time, which is a thing you can do here.

Below is a list of suggested parking locations for each event and a list of road closures, courtesy of City of Orlando staff.

Recommended Parking Locations for Each Event:

Come Out With Pride Festival, Lake Eola Park

Come Out With Pride Festival will take place at Lake Eola Park from 12 p.m.  – 10 p.m.

The Most Colorful Parade will take place from 4 – 6 p.m.

Suggested Parking:

· Library Garage, 112 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
· Jefferson Garage, 62 W Jefferson St, Orlando, FL 32801
· Courthouse Garage, 46 East Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801


Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles, Bob Carr Theater

Event begins at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Suggested Parking:

· Centroplex I: 355 Alexander Place, Orlando, FL 32801

· Centroplex II: 441 Ron Blocker Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801


National Women’s Soccer League Championship, Orlando City Stadium

The match will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Suggested parking:

· 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 West South Street

· 55 West Garage: 60 West Pine Street

· Garland Avenue Lot: 109 West Pine Street

· Central Boulevard: 53 West Central Boulevard

· Wells Fargo Garage: 20 North Orange Avenue

Bruno Mars, Amway Center

Event begins at 8:00 p.m

Suggested parking:

· Geico Garage, 400 South Street


Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

Suggested parking:

· City Commons Garage, 460 Boone Avenue

· Orange County Administration Garage, 300 Liberty Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

ROAD CLOSURES:

Detour signs will be clearly posted before and along detour routes.  A detailed map of road closures and recommended routes can be found at www.cityoforlando.net/notice. A map is also attached to this notice.

Unless noted otherwise, all closures begin and end on October 14, 2017.

· Hughey Avenue from Church Street to South Street

o Closed for Construction

· Central Boulevard from Parramore Avenue to Division Avenue

o Closed for Construction

· Eola Drive from Robinson Street to Washington Street

o Closure begins at 3:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

· Church Street from Lime Avenue to Parramore Avenue

o Closure begins at 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

· Magnolia Avenue from Livingston Street to Concord Street

o Closure begins at 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

· Magnolia Avenue from Robinson Street to Livingston Street

o Closure begins at 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

· Robinson Street from Rosalind Avenue to Summerlin Avenue

o Closure beings at noon until 11:30 p.m.

· Central Boulevard from Rosalind Avenue to Eola Drive

o Closure beings at 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

· Rosalind Avenue from South Street to Robinson Street

o Closure begins at 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

· Summerlin Avenue from Robinson Street to Central Boulevard

o Closure begins at 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

· Church Street from Parramore Avenue to Glenn Lane 

o Closure begins at 1:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

· Central Boulevard from Glenn Lane to Parramore Avenue

o Closure begins at 1:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

· Church Street from Division Avenue to Hughey Avenue

o Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight

· Church Street from Garland Avenue to Hughey Avenue

o Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight

· Hughey Avenue from Central Boulevard to Church Street

o Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight

· Pine Street from Garland Avenue to Hughey Avenue

o Closure begins at 3:00 p.m. until midnight

· Magnolia Avenue from South Street to Anderson Street

o Closure begins at 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. 





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