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FDOT hosts Open house to show I-4 Ultimate improvements slated for Orlando
ORLANDO — Residents of Orlando are invited to a public information open house on Wednesday, March 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Orange County Public Schools – Joe Davis Board Room, 445 W. Amelia St., to learn how the I-4 Ultimate project will transform downtown Orlando.
“The public is invited to this open house event to learn more about the project, view study area maps and displays, provide comments and discuss the project with staff,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager.
The project officially launched in February 2015 and expected completion is 2021. Two major shifts in traffic patterns this month that will affect motorists include the permanent closures of the South Street entrance ramp onto eastbound I-4 and the exit ramp from eastbound I-4 to Ivanhoe Boulevard. As major construction activities begin to accelerate, drivers should expect to see temporary roadways, bridges and ramps, and continued traffic pattern changes and shifts. Lane closures will be limited to mostly nighttime hours, beginning as early as 8:30 p.m. and continuing as late as 7 a.m. Work may also require ramp closures for extended periods.
The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 from Kirkman Road in Orange County to State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire existing roadway.
Additional project information, including a full list of lane and ramp closures, will be posted on I4Ultimate.com. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for project newsletters and route-specific alerts through the website to help make informed decisions about when and where to travel.
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