Posted: September 24, 2019
Last modified: September 24, 2019
As part of the I-4 Ultimate project, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constructing a newly designed pedestrian bridge over Interstate 4 (I-4) in Maitland.
The bridge connects existing sidewalks along Wymore Road and Lake Destiny Drive, providing a safe, 12-foot-wide walkway over the interstate. Benches and bike racks on both sides of the bridge give bicyclists and pedestrians space to rest overlooking the interstate.
The new design is accentuated by a blue wave of fencing and white letters spelling out Maitland, greeting eastbound I-4 motorists. A Maitland sign also will be constructed on the westbound Maitland Boulevard bridge facing westbound I-4 traffic. The letters will be backlit at night.
Near the center of the bridge, pylons stretch 45 feet into the sky, highlighted by inlaid color-changing LED rings and topped by glass lanterns. City of Maitland seals facing I-4 at the end of the walkways to the bridge and robust landscaping give prominence to this signature gateway.
This newly modified design significantly mitigates motorist delays by reducing the number of lane and road closures. It also lessens the impact to the construction schedule.
The bridge is anticipated to be complete in 2021. Please visit i4ultimate.com/MaitlandBridge to view additional renderings of the final design.