The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced its week that its I-4 Ultimate project is making progress along Interstate 4 (I-4) as additional segments will soon open in their final configurations.
A new westbound I-4 entrance ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard is shifting into its final footprint as soon as Wednesday. The new configuration requires drivers to follow the new ramp through the Colonial Drive (S.R. 50) interchange and enter westbound I-4 from Amelia Street. When the westbound I-4 ramp from Colonial Drive opens this fall, this area will be in its final configuration.
Additionally, crews are opening a new eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Sandspur Road (Exit 90) as soon as Thursday. The new ramp is the final step in completing the reconfiguration of all ramps at the free-flowing Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) interchange.
On May 22, the westbound I-4 entrance ramp from eastbound State Road (S.R.) 434 reopened after it was closed for 6-weeks. The ramp reopening is a milestone for the I-4 and S.R. 434 interchange as each ramp is now in its final alignment.
Construction of the westbound entrance ramps from Ivanhoe Boulevard and S.R. 434 were completed 1-2 months earlier than previously scheduled following Governor Ron DeSantis’ directive to accelerate work on the I-4 Ultimate project.
As closures and detours continue, it is important for motorists to pay extra attention to signage as familiar routes may have changed. Drivers should avoid distractions, adjust their speed, and allow plenty of extra time to navigate the I-4 Ultimate work zone.
Modifications or extensions to these schedules may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.