Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, the completion of the North International Drive Improvement Project was celebrated on December 18. Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings were on hand to showcase the new 1.5-mile stretch.
The project improves pedestrian safety in the area and helps to relieve traffic congestion in one of Orlando’s busiest corridors. From Universal Boulevard to Oak Ridge Road, the project incorporates a series of multimodal improvements that provide for existing traffic and future growth. Improvements include the construction of an exclusive lane for buses and right turns, new bike lanes, new 10-foot wide sidewalks and streetscape elements.
“The improvement to North International Drive is a great representation of the City’s multi-modal approach to transportation,” Mayor Dyer said. “The project improves the safety and capacity of transit users, pedestrians, bicyclists and single-occupant vehicles. The improvements that we are celebrating today have put the infrastructure in place that will facilitate the continued growth of the corridor and further business and investment opportunities in the area.”
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