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City of Orlando building pedestrian overpass across SR 50

The new pedestrian bridge is a part of the Orlando Urban Trail.

The City of Orlando is working toward becoming a safer, more connected place for pedestrians and bicyclists. Part of that work starts this month, as construction gets underway on a pedestrian overpass. From the City of Orlando website:

The City of Orlando is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and connected pedestrian system. As part of this City priority, a pedestrian overpass is scheduled to be built across West Colonial Drive to connect Gertrude’s Walk to the Orlando Urban Trail (Dinky Line). Early construction will begin this month and work will take place during the day Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturday.

The walkway will make it easier for pedestrians to cross West Colonial Drive, one of Orlando’s busiest roadways. It will connect residents and visitors to Orlando’s various neighborhoods, business districts, the SunRail transit system, and much more. Once complete in Fall 2018, the walkway will be a key piece in keeping Orlando an interconnected, pedestrian safe city.

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