Time to rethink theme park travel plans as major Florida Turnpike closure to take place

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One of the most traveled portions of Florida’s Turnpike in getting to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort will be shut down nightly for a few days, impacting summer travel plans.

Starting Sunday, a full closure has been scheduled for northbound Florida’s Turnpike/State Road 91 at Interstate 4 in Orlando. These overnight closures will take place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday, July 11, to Tuesday July 13.

If needed, officials with Florida’s Turnpike may also keep the closures going from 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 15.

The southbound lanes will remain open.

The closures are part of the work being done for the I-4 Direct Connect Ramps to Florida’s Turnpike/SR-91 and improvements from the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 to I-4 project.

Detours to Florida turnpike closure
Detours to Florida turnpike closure

Detours are being put in place to keep traffic flowing.

If you want to travel north:

Exit at I-4/Orlando/Tampa (exit 259)

Follow signs for eastbound I-4/Downtown Orlando

Go east on I-4, exiting at Conroy Road (exit 78)

Go west on Conroy Road to westbound I-4 to access northbound Florida’s Turnpike (exit 77)

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