An overhaul of a one-mile stretch of Bumby Avenue means it could be closed for about 20 months, according to City Hall.
The part of Bumby affected will run from East Colonial Drive to Corrine Drive in Audubon Park (see map).
According to Cassandra Lafser, Public Information Officer for the City of Orlando, “The Bumby Avenue improvement project includes the creation of a new roadway with no potholes or pavement deficiencies and improvements to the drainage in the area that will prevent flooding during heavy rains.
Residents who live on Bumby will still be able to access their homes and pedestrians will be able to pass through the area safely during the 20-month construction period.
Traffic will be redirected to Fern Creek and Hampton.
According to the Sentinel, the project is expected to cost $6,780,000 and construction is slated to begin on April 20.
Editor’s Note: As per multiple requests from our readers, we reached out to the City to see if there is any plan to install a bike path on the newly retrofitted road. At the time of this post the City stated that there were no plans for any expansion or alteration to the road, and thusly, no bike lane.
We need a bike lane!!
Wouldn’t bike lanes involve years of negotiation to buy 3-6′ of property from all of the owners along Bumby? Not to mention the funds needed to do so…
Starts on April 20. Desperately needs to be done, but is going to be a major PITA for 20+ months.
I think you mean disincentive. All those quiet side streets between Colonialtown and Corinne are going to be crowded with angry motorists
Needed it since the 90’s .
Oh, gawd, that picture. You must have read all the Nextdoor conversations about the construction. Please! Fix our roads! But make it painless, and happen magically overnight/not when I need the road!
Well, are they building a bike on Bumby and Corrine? That would be the perfect incentive.
Bike lanes, please! Why do all that work and not use the opportunity ..
A bike lane would be so nice on Bumby. If they are already doing construction, it would be lovely to add it in. The city has been touting bike riding for ages now, but seem to slip up on making it possible to do so. Robinson is another road that would benefit from proper bike lanes as it runs directly past Lake Eola and through the Milk District.
I would ride my bike down Bumby if the city would install a bike lane! Too bad they won’t 🙁 It’s otherwise a nearly direct path from our neighborhood to Audubon park, but nobody wants to ride in that traffic.