Transportation Guide for Presidential Visit

The City of Orlando has provided the following transportation guide for the presidential event that will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.

Road Closures
It is expected the roadways in the immediate area surrounding the Amway Center in downtown Orlando will begin closing starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, including:

-Church Street, from Hughey Avenue to Garland Avenue
-Church Street, from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue (closed on Sunday, June 16 and will remain closed through Tuesday, June 18)
-South Street, from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue
-Pine Street, from Garland Avenue to Hughey Avenue
-Hughey Avenue, from Central Boulevard to South Street
-Division Avenue, from Anderson Street to Central Boulevard

Additional road closures are planned to be implemented at 2 p.m. Tuesday, including the closure of the I-4 westbound South Street on-ramp.

Further road closures may be implemented on the event day as needed. Specific event road closures, including any decisions regarding necessary traffic changes on I-4, are being determined by the U.S. Secret Service, not the City of Orlando.

Pedestrian Closures
Due to the event, several areas will not be accessible for pedestrian traffic. Those areas will close to pedestrian travel starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow and include:

-Church Street from Garland Avenue
-Pine Street from Garland Avenue
-Hughey Avenue between Central Boulevard and South Street.

All Pedestrian traffic attending the event must use Central Boulevard to Division Avenue.

Recommended Detours
In an effort to reduce travel delays on Tuesday, June 18, the city recommends taking the following routes to get around the area:

-To head north in downtown: from Division Avenue, make a right onto east Anderson Street, and then make a left to go north on Rosalind Avenue.
-To head south in downtown: from Division Avenue, make a right onto Central Boulevard and then make a left to go south on Orange Blossom Trail.
-To move east and west in downtown: the following roads will provide east and west bound access – Anderson Street, Washington Street and Robinson Street.

Alternative Modes of Transportation
The City of Orlando encourages those who may be traveling in or out of downtown on this day to plan for additional travel time in anticipation of traffic delays. Alternate forms of transportation, such as LYMMO, SunRail, and bike share, can also assist in getting around.

-LYNX and LYMMO will operate normal hours on Tuesday, June 18.
Please anticipate route detours and schedule delays.
-Please check for the latest information or call their customer service hotline at 407.841.5969.

SunRail has announced additional evening service for Tuesday, June 18. SunRail will operate its normal service schedule until 10:00 p.m. Beginning at 10:00 p.m., SunRail will operate three northbound and three southbound trains departing exclusively from Church Street Station. The last train is scheduled to depart at 10:45 p.m.

SunRail anticipates higher than normal volumes on all trains throughout the day. To ensure safety, SunRail reserves the right to limit onboard storage of bikes and strollers when trains are crowded.

Parking/Shuttle Service
For tomorrow, additional parking will be made available at the Camping World Stadium Lots 6 and 7. These parking lots will open and shuttle service will begin at 7 a.m. Shuttle service will operate until 11 p.m.
Shuttle drop off is currently planned to be at Parramore Avenue and Central Boulevard.

From the Amway Center:

The event timeline for the Donald Trump 2020 Campaign Rally is as follows.

Entrance Line Opens: 8 a.m.
Doors Open: 4 p.m.
Event Starts: 8 p.m.

Event times are subject to change.

The GEICO Garage will not be available for parking on June 18, due to the needs of the Donald J. Trump campaign and U.S. Secret Service. Parking in City-owned garages will only be available for purchase on site on the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, select parking lots will be available around Camping World Stadium with a complimentary shuttle to Amway Center on June 18.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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