Posted: June 10, 2015
Last modified: January 19, 2017
Two ramps on eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) — exit ramp to Ivanhoe Boulevard and entrance ramp from South Street — will close permanently as construction on the I-4 Ultimate project kicks into high gear.
The Ivanhoe Boulevard exit ramp from eastbound I-4 is scheduled to close the night of Sunday, June 21. Alternate routes include Princeton Street (Exit 85) and Amelia Street (Exit 83A). The Ivanhoe Boulevard eastbound entrance ramp to I-4 and westbound I-4 exit ramp will remain open. See http://i4ultimate.com/construction-info/ivanhoe/
“The Ivanhoe Boulevard exit ramp is being eliminated due to limited space in the area to widen I-4, reconstruct the interchange and install necessary drainage,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager.
The South Street entrance ramp to eastbound I-4 is scheduled to close the second week in July. Alternate routes include the eastbound I-4 entrance ramps at Anderson Street and near the intersection of Garland Avenue and Concord Street. The permanent ramp closure of the South Street entrance ramp is necessary for the reconstruction of the I-4 interchange at State Road 408, among one of Florida’s most heavily traveled areas.
The Florida Department of Transportation is coordinating with the City of Orlando to ensure community members and business owners are aware of the upcoming ramp closures. The project team is conducting door-to-door canvassing of the area to remind residents and businesses of these closures and answer questions. In addition to detour signs and variable message boards in the areas, information on ramp closures is included weekly construction alerts sent to more than 6,400 motorists who have signed up for the service online.