A section of Orange Avenue that was closed to the public last week due to unstable scaffolding at a construction job overseen by construction contractor, Balfour Beatty, has been extended into this week.
The City of Orlando has temporarily closed Orange Avenue between Church Street and Jackson Street, to allow for the stabilization of the scaffolding. Additional road closures include Pine Street between Garland Avenue and Court Avenue and Church Street between Garland Avenue and Court Avenue, as seen below.
Those roadways are expected to remain closed to vehicles for the next few days, and pedestrians have also been asked to avoid the area.
According to the City of Orlando, both the Discover Downtown and the Downtown Ambassador offices are closed at this time. Other temporary closures caused by the stabilization work include:
- 1-Up Orlando
- Cahoots Video Game Bar
- High Tide Harry’s
- Irish Shannons
- Kres Chophouse
The scaffolding was in place to facilitate a renovation of the former Suntrust Tower’s eastern facade. Reports started coming in late last week of the scaffolding leaning away from the building. The cause of the wonky scaffolding, whether it was improper installation or if it was damaged by a passing car, has yet to be shared.
Orlando Police will provide updates on reopening the streets on their various social media accounts.