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E-Newsletters

Each month, FDOT brings you the latest news and updates for the I-4 Ultimate project. In each issue, you’ll find information on where we are in the project, what comes next, profiles of the people building a better I-4 and much more.
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FDOT I-4 Ultimate November 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Construction Closures Suspended for the Holidays
  • New WB I-4 Exit Ramp to Michigan Street Coming Next Month
  • Bridge over Ivanhoe Boulevard Takes Shape
  • Redesigned Kirkman Road (State Road 435) Interchange Transforms Attractions Area
  • Spotlight Employee: David Feise

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FDOT I-4 Ultimate October 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Ramps Up in Altamonte Springs
  • Work Begins on Kirkman Road Pedestrian Bridge
  • Look Ahead at I-4 Ultimate Improvements in Altamonte Springs
  • Team Helps Celebrate Birthday of I-4 Ultimate’s Biggest Fan
  • Outreach Tools Help Alert Communities to Upcoming Roadway Changes
  • Spotlight Employee: Shelley Gisclar

FDOT I-4 Ultimate September 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Traffic Shift on WB Maitland Blvd. Scheduled for Sept. 24
  • Long-Term Closure of Hughey Avenue Set for Early October
  • Douglas Ave. Closure Set for Sept. 22-25; Wymore Rd. Closure Scheduled for Following Weekend
  • Pile Driving Activity Varies throughout the I-4 Ultimate Project
  • Spotlight Employee: Kevin Hayden

FDOT I-4 Ultimate August 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • New EB I-4 Traffic Movement between Princeton Street and Par Street
  • Local Leaders Praise Grand National Drive Overpass for Improving Safety, Mobility, Connectivity and Economic Opportunity
  • Lake Ivanhoe’s Floating Work Site
  • Loreen Bobo Named 2017 Florida Government Engineer of the Year
  • Be Careful of Young Pedestrians During the New School Year
  • Spotlight Employee: Jeremy Cheng

FDOT I-4 Ultimate July 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Project Receives National Award for Sustainability
  • I-4 Ultimate Construction Heats Up in Downtown Orlando
  • Borrowing Sand to Build I-4 Ultimate
  • I-4 Ultimate Team Prepares for Hurricane Season
  • Spotlight Employee: Kim Braswell

FDOT I-4 Ultimate June 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Landscaping Efforts Kick Off
  • Maitland Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins
  • Two New I-4 Ramps Open this Month
  • Massive Concrete Pour Builds Flyover Piers
  • SGL Receives National Honor for its Helping Hands
  • Spotlight Employee: Chris Copeland

FDOT I-4 Ultimate May 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Looking Beyond I-4 Ultimate
  • New Technology Helps Keep Drivers and Workers Safe
  • A look ahead at the improved Michigan St. and Kaley Ave. interchanges
  • The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate: Incident Management Truck
  • Spotlight Employee: Daniel Haldi

FDOT I-4 Ultimate April 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Traffic Shifts in Downtown Orlando Scheduled in April–May
  • Tall Pylon near Lake Ivanhoe Serves Two Purposes
  • I-4 Ultimate Chronicles Second Year of Progress
  • The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate: The Attenuator Truck
  • Spotlight Employee: Joe Thrower

FDOT I-4 Ultimate March 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Construction at Kirkman Road Nears Halfway Mark
  • Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands
  • I-4 Ultimate Completes Second Year of Construction
  • A Look Ahead at the Improved Colonial Drive Interchange
  • Spotlight Employee: Heather Thorne

FDOT I-4 Ultimate February 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • New Construction Closures Set to Begin this Month
  • Construction Career Days Draws Thousands of Students
  • The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate: Liebherr Crane
  • New HD Cameras Give Live Look at I-4 Construction
  • Employee Spotlight: Andrew Melton

FDOT I-4 Ultimate January 2017 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Wins Sustainable Infrastructure Award – first-ever for Sunshine State
  • Open house scheduled for February 9 in Altamonte Springs
  • The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate: The Volvo Excavator
  • Celebrate Roadside Safety by Remembering to Move Over in January
  • Employee Spotlight: Jason Halliburton

FDOT I-4 Ultimate December 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Several New Traffic Patterns Open Before the Holidays
  • Students Gain Career Insight From I-4 Ultimate Field Trips
  • I-4 Ultimate Team Gives Back
  • Stretch and Flex: Making Every I-4 Ultimate Crew Member an MVP
  • Employee Spotlight: Matthew Gans

FDOT I-4 Ultimate November 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Makeover of Maitland Blvd Interchange Kicks into High Gear
  • I-4 Ultimate to Add Hundreds More Jobs by Mid-2017, including 150 On-the-Job Trainees
  • FDOT urges work zone safety through the holiday season
  • A look ahead at the improved Ivanhoe Boulevard interchange
  • Construction Closures Suspended During Holidays
  • Employee Spotlight: Johnnie Marsden III

FDOT I-4 Ultimate October 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Project’s First New Bridge to Open
  • The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate:The Tadano Mantis
  • A Look Ahead at the Improved Fairbanks Avenue Interchange
  • I-4 Ultimate workers embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Employee Spotlight: JJ Moegling

FDOT I-4 Ultimate September 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Project Progress is Significant
  • I-4 Ultimate project holds benefits for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Smoothing the Way
  • FDOT Discourages Drowsy Driving
  • Employee Spotlight: Yesenia Vazquez

FDOT I-4 Ultimate August 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Needs 150 Workers Now; 1,400 More by End of 2017
  • Maitland Pedestrian Bridge Design Nearing Completion
  • I-4 Ultimate workers beating the heat
  • Vacuum technology makes for safer and more efficient excavation
  • Eastbound I-4 in downtown Orlando closing nightly Aug. 12–15
  • Employee Spotlight: Abby Strouse

FDOT I-4 Ultimate July 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Major Traffic Shift on Maitland Boulevard Scheduled for July
  • New Temporary Ramps Opening on I-4
  • Preparations on I-4 Ultimate for Hurricane Season
  • Relocated Gopher Tortoises Find New Home
  • Road Rangers: Always Ready to Roll
  • Employee Spotlight: Carl Callahan

FDOT I-4 Ultimate June 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • WB SR-408 On-ramp at Division Ave. Closing Nightly
  • Long-term Closure of West Lucerne Circle Begins
  • Recycling the Road Saves Money and Eases Environmental Impact
  • Tips for Local Businesses during I-4 Construction
  • New I-4 Ultimate billboards urge vigilance
  • Employee Spotlight: Roy Schofield

FDOT I-4 Ultimate May 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Several Nighttime Ramp Closures Scheduled
  • New System Helps Keep I-4 Work Zones Safe
  • I-4 Ultimate Recognizes Motorcycle Safety Month
  • I-4 Ultimate project garners regional industry recognition
  • Employee Spotlight: Dea Kramer

FDOT I-4 Ultimate April 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Bridge Work Begins in 3 Areas
  • Safety Week Reminds Motorists to Drive Carefully
  • Rolling Roadblocks — Balancing Safety and Mobility
  • Taking the Paperless Route on the I-4 Ultimate Project
  • April is Distracted Driving Month
  • Employee Spotlight: Keith Taylor

FDOT I-4 Ultimate March 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • WB S.R. 408 Entrance Ramp in Downtown Relocating
  • Rolling Roadblocks on WB I-4 for Bridge Construction
  • Garland Avenue Closes North of Colonial Drive
  • Kaley Ave Closing Nightly Under I-4
  • Employee Spotlight: Tamara Monroe

FDOT I-4 Ultimate February 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction activities accelerate around Colonial Drive
  • I-4 Ultimate Team Builds a Home for Ospreys
  • High-tech Surveying Saves Time, Trouble, Dollars
  • 1,400 Students Attend Central Florida Construction Career Days
  • Employee Spotlight: Lisbeth Acosta

FDOT I-4 Ultimate January 2016 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Bridge Construction Causes Downtown Road Closures
  • Intermittent Closures of Parking Under I-4
  • Ultimate Giving: Angels of I-4
  • Updating Electronic Maps to Navigate I-4
  • Employee Spotlight: Tony Hart
  • January Is ‘Move Over’ Month

FDOT I-4 Ultimate December 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Releases New Advanced Construction Alert System
  • I-4 Ultimate suspends interstate construction closures for holidays
  • Eastbound I-4 traffic shifts signal new phase in construction
  • I-4 Stormwater Reuse Yields Big Benefits
  • The I-4 Ultimate project in bloom
  • Employee Spotlight: Krysten Wilkerson

FDOT I-4 Ultimate November 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Exit ramps to Kaley Avenue from westbound I-4 are closing
  • Construction Updates: Two road closures under S.R. 408
  • Adding a Dash of Design to I-4 Ultimate Structures
  • Complexity of I-4 Ultimate Project Draws Interest of Nigerian Engineers
  • Employee Spotlight: Brian Seecharan

FDOT I-4 Ultimate October 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: Two local road closures
  • Westbound I-4 sees second major traffic shift
  • I-4 Ultimate project recognized at P3 awards
  • GPS system helps ensure safe, efficient use of vehicles and equipment
  • Employee Spotlight: Samantha Perry

FDOT I-4 Ultimate September 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: Church Street closures planned for several weeks
  • First major I-4 traffic shift to open
  • I-4 Ultimate website wins award
  • Keeping everyone safe at work

FDOT I-4 Ultimate August 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: Maitland Boulevard
  • Open house scheduled for Sept. 16 on International Drive
  • I-4 Ultimate team donates thousands of school supplies
  • In Minor Accidents, You Can “Move It”

FDOT I-4 Ultimate July 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: Road closures
  • Next construction open house set for Aug. 5
  • New I-4 overpass to provide more options for tourism area
  • Move Over Law Saves Lives

FDOT I-4 Ultimate June 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: Parking lot, ramp closures
  • Landscaping the I-4 Ultimate Project
  • People Building a Better I-4: Area 3 Project Manager Chris DuBois
  • Innovative Truck Helps Keep Workers Safe
  • Trucking Association Leads Way in I-4 Safety
  • Maitland community informed of I-4 Ultimate project

FDOT I-4 Ultimate May 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Construction Updates: I-4 Ultimate Project Ramps Up
  • Construction Workers Rescue Pup
  • The Science Behind Pile Driving
  • New Message Signs Bring New Capabilities

FDOT I-4 Ultimate April 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Maitland Interchange Project Begins
  • Touring the Future: Lyman High Students Visit Hub Office
  • What to Expect During I-4 Ultimate Construction: Drive Safely
  • I-4 Ultimate Dubbed “Deal of the Year”
  • I-4 Rest Areas to Get a Makeover

FDOT I-4 Ultimate March 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Advanced Warning Signs: A Sign That Construction is Starting
  • You’re Invited to a Public Meeting in Downtown Orlando
  • People Building a Better I-4: Design Manager Satya Lory, P.E., PMP
  • Sign Up Now for Advance and Real-Time Alerts

FDOT I-4 Ultimate February 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Groundbreaking Held on $2.3 Billion I-4 Ultimate Project
  • Notice to Proceed 2 Rolls Out With New Service Patrols
  • Construction Career Days: Finding the New Highway Builders

FDOT I-4 Ultimate January 2015 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Billboards Go Up Along Project Corridor
  • People Building a Better I-4: Program Project Manager Jon Walker
  • Gearing Up for Groundbreaking

FDOT I-4 Ultimate December 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Construction Starts 2015
  • People Building a Better I-4: FDOT District 5 Secretary Noranne Downs, P.E.
  • I-4 Ultimate Holiday Happenings
  • Bonding Education Program Wraps Up

FDOT I-4 Ultimate November 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Maintaining Movement During I-4 Ultimate
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Resident Engineer Mike Gwynne, P.E.
  • Investing in Central Florida’s Future

FDOT I-4 Ultimate October 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Building Bonds with Central Florida Businesses
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Compliance Officer Rodney Renix
  • The Contract Has Been Signed … What Now?
  • Partnering Highlighted at I-4 Ultimate Hub Office’s Open House

FDOT I-4 Ultimate September 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Project Reaches Commercial and Financial Close
  • People Building a Better I-4: Florida Department of Transportation District Five Director of Transportation Development Frank O’Dea, P.E.
  • FDOT Unveils I4Ultimate.com

FDOT I-4 Ultimate August 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Is Going Strong
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Design Project Manager Beata Stys-Palasz
  • Bonding with Small Businesses
  • Communicating with the Community: Transportation Fair in Downtown Orlando

FDOT I-4 Ultimate July 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • How I-4 Became the Road Most Traveled
  • How Much Do You Know About Express Lanes?
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Public Information Officer Dave Parks
  • FDOT District Five Is on Social Media

FDOT I-4 Ultimate June 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Small Business Roundtable Empowers Central Florida Firms
  • People Building a Better I-4: FDOT District 5 Public Information Officer Jessica Keane
  • Community Outreach Begins: Keeping You in the Know
  • A-FIRST for Altamonte Springs, FDOT and Partners

FDOT I-4 Ultimate May 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • How Express Lanes Are Keeping Traffic Moving in Florida
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Deputy Project Manager Jennifer Vreeland
  • SunRail: A Great Alternative to I-4
  • FDOT’s Clear Vision for Congestion Management

FDOT I-4 Ultimate April 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • FDOT Selects the Best Value Proposal for the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orange and Seminole Counties
  • People Building a Better I-4: I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager Loreen Bobo
  • The Next Steps
  • I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Update

FDOT I-4 Ultimate March 2014 e-Newsletter
In this issue:

  • I-4 Ultimate Will Transform Central Florida
  • People Building a Better I-4: FDOT Public Information Manager Steve Olson
  • Road Building 101
  • I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Will Extend Express Lanes Nearly 40 Miles