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