More major roadwork to begin on World Drive near to the Transportation and Ticket Center

Apr 30, 2019 in "Magic Kingdom"

Disney is nearing the completion of the first phase of redeveloping World Drive, which has seen new overpass roads greatly improve the traffic flow near to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

A $5 million landscaping package is currently being installed around those new ramps, and Disney is now turning attention to Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the World Drive project.

In a recent permit filing, plans are outlined for the next step, which will see more realignment of World Drive along a 1.3 mile stretch. (Thanks to  danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permit)

According to the permit:

"The project is the Phase 2 extension and realignment of World Drive and the associated ramps and frontage roads. Phase 2 of the World Drive extension will begin where Phase 1 ends near Floridian Way and east of the existing care care center. The end of Phase 2 ties in to Floridian Way approximately 800 feet south of Seven Seas Drive. The total project length is approximately 1.3 miles."

"The World Drive Phase III roadway project (currently under design and proposed for permitting & construction in late 2020) begins at the north end of the World Drive North Phase II project and runs north, passing Seven Seas Drive, running between the Polynesian Resort and Shades of Green and along the Grand Floridian Resort, ending at Maple Road."

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Article Posted: Apr 30, 2019 / 11:44am ET
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msteel13 days ago

So, it looks like Reedy Creek Improvement District is building Phase II (partially) on an easement granted by Disney. I'm curious if either Phase I or the existing road being replaced were built under the same type of agreement? Interesting also that the easement includes a significant portion of the parking lot.

JoeCamel14 days ago

NIce, I wish they all were as complete as that. I like NoC's but this has meat!

SteamboatJoe14 days ago

What color were they? Each color means something different:

Walt d14 days ago

danlb_200014 days ago

New permit for Phase 2 of this project. Expires 12/22/2022. World Drive - World Drive North Phase II Construction

halltd25 days ago

Technically only the pavement will be 19 acres. :)

castlecake2.025 days ago

driving down Floridian Way today there were quite a lot of little flags in the ground between seven seas dr and the car care center so it looks like they’re working on but not sure how far that’ll go. Never thought this road needed it as much as world drive did.

peter1143525 days ago

The new exit layout and eventual widening of Floridian way should still happen. Last I knew the New MK toll plaza was not happening

marni197125 days ago

I imagine the new exit road layout from MK parking. The original endgame was for a new MK toll plaza and the duelling of Floridian Way from Car Care up to the new north Entrance. If this still happens I don’t know.

castlecake2.025 days ago

I guess I meant does anyone know what phase three entails lol

marni197125 days ago

World Drive North phase 3 will be 19 acres.

castlecake2.025 days ago

Anyone able to translate this?

RteetzMar 21, 2020

TheVisionarySoulJan 08, 2020

They've always been a bright orange. It just seems more orange because all the other lights were replaced to not be as orange.