Additionally, two pedestrian bridges and an additional slip ramp will open soon to provide our Cast and Guests easier access to and from Downtown Disney.
This work is not going to be done by the end of the year. The article even says that the sidewalk between team Disney & Casting will be closed until My of next year. It doesn't take that long to build a new sidewalk so I assume other construction is the reason for that closure.
That map could not be any more confusing. The whole Downtown area is a nightmare. Drove down once at the end of June and it so confusing. Will be so glad when its done!
^ I disagree. This is a huge project and to keep guests from being effected is making the project last longer than it normally would. Most of the loud construction must take place at night time so it doesn't effect guests visiting the area during the day. Guests should know that any construction phase is going to be an "annoyance" and should plan ahead. I visit the area at least once a week and I've not once felt overwhelmed or aggravated. I'm actually very excited to see what new changes took place within that time frame. Patience is key-which most people these days don't have.