Posted: March 3, 2016
Last modified: January 19, 2017

Garland Avenue, from Colonial Drive (State Road 50) to Marks Street, is closing early to mid-March 2016.

This long-term closure of approximately 14 months is necessary for construction of drainage and bridge work, a new eastbound Interstate 4 entrance ramp from Colonial Drive, and to realign Garland Avenue.

The recommended detour around the Garland Avenue closure is to use Orange Avenue or Magnolia Avenue. For a detailed detour map, log on to

The Florida Department of Transportation is coordinating with the City of Orlando to ensure motorists are aware of the upcoming Garland Avenue closure. The project team has distributed hundreds of informational mailers to remind residents and businesses. In addition to detour signs and variable message boards in the area, information on the road closure is included in I-4 Ultimate’s Advanced Construction Alert System. Sign up to receive construction alerts by text or email at

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.