Posted: February 4, 2019
Last modified: February 4, 2019
Earlier this month, I-4 Ultimate crews opened a second travel lane on the eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) temporary ramp system between New Hampshire Street and Winter Park Street. This second lane increases capacity and provides more space for vehicles to continue from downtown Orlando along eastbound I-4.
The eastbound I-4 temporary ramp system is an interim phase of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project. The current configuration of the temporary ramp system serves on-ramps to eastbound I-4 from Amelia Street and Garland Avenue/Colonial Drive (State Road 50), as well as exit and entrance ramps at the Princeton Street interchange, eastbound exit to Par Street and exit and entrance ramps at the Fairbanks Avenue interchange. The purpose of this interim phase is to provide construction crews safe work zones to continue building new permanent eastbound I-4 travel lanes while maintaining access to local roadways.
As a reminder, motorists can directly enter eastbound I-4 mainline from downtown Orlando by using the on-ramp at Anderson Street. An illustration of all eastbound ramp options is available at fdot.tips/ebi4temp.
The temporary on-ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard that led directly into the eastbound I-4 mainline was closed this month for construction. The on-ramp to the temporary ramp system from Ivanhoe Boulevard remains open.
As construction continues on the new eastbound I-4 travel lanes, motorists should expect daily lane closures on the temporary ramp system during non-peak traffic times.
The I-4 Ultimate project team expects completion of the eastbound I-4 general use lanes, between Ivanhoe Boulevard and Lee Road, in summer 2019. Once complete, the temporary ramp system will be replaced with more traditional ramp access.