The PJ Tatler

'Barack Obama Parkway' Opens in Orlando

Well, you can’t have a personality cult without great public monuments to the Dear Leader.

On the same day President Barack Obama will visit Orlando, the city unveiled the first part of a roadway project named after him.

Phase I connects President Barack Obama Parkway north of Conroy Road to Metrowest Boulevard, a mile-and-a-half stretch that includes lighting, sidewalks and on-street bike lanes. Shingle Creek Trail, used by pedestrians and bicyclists, was also extended.Dyer said 150 jobs were created in Phase I of construction, which cost $10.5 million. The city will hire 150 more workers when Phase II begins, he said.