Posted: June 29, 2017
Last modified: June 29, 2017
Two new Interstate 4 (I-4) ramps opened in June as they shifted to more permanent locations to improve traffic flow and open new construction areas for the I-4 Ultimate project.
Motorists began using the new entrance ramp to eastbound I-4 from Garland Avenue on June 15. The new ramp replaced the loop ramp from eastbound Colonial Drive (State Road 50). Unlike the old ramp that only served eastbound Colonial Drive, the new ramp provides access to eastbound I-4 from Garland Avenue and both directions of Colonial Drive. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at fdot.tips/SR50.
A new westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) exit ramp to westbound Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) opened on June 9. Motorists exit westbound I-4 from the same location; however, the decision to exit left toward westbound Maitland Boulevard or right toward northbound Lake Destiny Road is made approximately 1,700 feet sooner. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at fdot.tips/SR414.
Near the end of the ramp to westbound Maitland Boulevard, motorists cross over the future westbound Maitland Boulevard. A traffic signal at the end of the ramp allows motorists to safely continue on to the current westbound Maitland Boulevard. Later this year, the new westbound Maitland Boulevard travel lanes will open, and this exit ramp will continuously flow onto Maitland Boulevard without a traffic signal.