Upcoming Roadway Changes Around Downtown Disney
As Downtown Disney continues to transform into Disney Springs, Guests may notice more roadwork on Buena Vista Drive in the coming months to support the area’s future growth. Buena Vista Drive is being widened from 7 to 10 lanes with dedicated bus lanes. Additionally, two pedestrian bridges and an additional slip ramp will open in the next few weeks. The next phase of roadwork will begin August 25, 2015 and impact road lanes, turn lanes, sidewalks, and crosswalks.
1. Intersection work near Casting entrance begins
Cars will only be able to enter and exit Casting using one lane each way (previously, there were two lanes). When exiting Casting, cars can ONLY turn right. This temporary work is scheduled to begin August 31 and is anticipated to take 6-8 weeks.
2. Roadway shifts continue
New roadway shifts go into effect on Buena Vista Drive during this time, and cars will be driving in the future bus lanes.
3. New crosswalk at Team Disney opens
The crosswalk between Team Disney and the Downtown Disney Cast Services has been moved to make way for additional lanes along Buena Vista Drive. The new crosswalk is now open, and is further back from Buena Vista Drive, closer to the Team Disney entrance. Note that the crosswalk to cross Buena Vista Drive to Downtown Disney remains the same until the pedestrian bridge opens. This is a permanent change.
4. Sidewalk between Team Disney and Speedway closes
Those who park in the Team Disney or the Cast Services/Speedway lots should walk through the Speedway lot to cross at the intersection near Casting to access the Marketplace. This temporary change will be in effect until May 2016.
5. Left-turn entrance into the Orange Garage (across from Team Disney) closes permanently
Cars needing to turn left into the garage should access it by entering from the intersection across from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (until the flyover ramp opens). Cars will still be able to turn right into the garage from the intersections across from Team Disney and Typhoon Lagoon.
Be sure to continue to follow roadway signs and the direction of Parking Cast Members when visiting the area. With more roadwork occurring in the next month, please watch for additional updates in the future.
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