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Road Alert: Traffic gonna be bad, y’all

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The City of Orlando is shaking in their boots a bit at the moment as we head into a bit of a “traffic-pocalypse” this weekend.

Thousands of UCF and Valencia College students will be moving into their new downtown digs in Parramore while several large-scale events are happening just up the street; Atlanta United versus Orlando City on Friday, Gators vs. Hurricanes at Camping World on Saturday while the Backstreet Boys perform at the Amway Center, and then the first day of classes are on Monday too; so we’ll be getting thousands of new downtown commuters.

It’s gonna be tight.

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.

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.  

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.   

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Brendan O'Connorhttps://www.brendanoconnor.me/
Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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