Downtown Orlando streets reopen two weeks after scaffolding shutdown

Three streets that run through downtown Orlando have all been cleared of construction crews and have reopened to the public after a multi-week closure due to scaffolding issues.

This morning, city officials announced that Orange Avenue, Pine Street, and Church Street have all reopened to the public.

Portions of the streets had been closed earlier this month on August 9, due to concerns with the safety of scaffolding at the intersection of Church Street and Orange Avenue.

Closure along Orange Avenue on August 15
Closure along Orange Avenue (August 15, 2023)

At the time of the closure, the city expected to open the roadways the following day. Instead, vehicle and pedestrian traffic was diverted from the roadways for multiple weeks.

The city slowly reopened portions of the area that were accessible and safe for pedestrian access before fully reopening access this morning.

The closures impacted multiple businesses, which were also forced to temporarily close because of their proximity to the scaffolding. That includes Solita Tacos, Kres Chophouse, and 1-Up Orlando, among others.

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