Orange County in Florida has approved $125 in funding to build an extension of Kirkman Road that leads to Epic Universe, the fourth gate at Universal Orlando.
The Orange County Commission voted to approve the motion for the extension. The funds will come out of the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The road extension is expected to cost $315 million. Universal is to contribute the remaining $160 million to the project.
The road project is to involve the creation of six lanes of traffic, leading from Carrier Road to Universal Boulevard.
Epic Universe is due to open in 2023. Universal Orlando’s new theme park will feature an entertainment centre, shops, hotels, restaurants and a series of themed zones, which have yet to be revealed.
Universal has said the lands will allow visitors to experience “beloved stories. It is also believed that Epic Universe will feature attractions and rides based on the much-loved stories of The Secret Life of Pets, How to Train Your Dragon, Super Nintendo World and the and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.