Posted: October 5, 2018
Last modified: October 5, 2018
Eastbound I-4 Exit Ramp to Lee Road Moving Nearly One Half Mile Sooner
Eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) motorists traveling to Lee Road will exit nearly one half mile earlier just beyond Fairbanks Avenue as soon as the morning of October 10.
The exit (Exit 88) will combine with the eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from Fairbanks Avenue, and function similarly to the combined eastbound I-4 ramp systems at the Princeton Street, Par Street and Fairbanks Avenue interchanges.
This shift temporarily eliminates the auxiliary lane between the new exit to Lee Road and Lee Road, however, it will be restored in the final configuration. The auxiliary lane is meant to give motorists a safe distance to merge onto eastbound I-4 from Fairbanks Avenue. The new temporary ramp configuration allows for motorists entering from Fairbanks Avenue to reach a safe speed limit before entering eastbound I-4 just beyond Lee Road on the new permanent auxiliary lane.
Another similar shift on eastbound I-4 will occur as soon as late November, and will change access points to the Par Street and Fairbanks Avenue interchanges. Check back in to this page (www.i4ultimate.com/ebi4) for more updates.
The temporary configuration will allow workers to complete bridge work on the permanent eastbound I-4 lanes in anticipation of opening the entire span of eastbound I-4 between Colonial Drive (State Road 50) and Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) sometime in spring of 2019.
Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.
Via @I4Ultimate: As soon as the morning of Oct. 10, a new temporary exit ramp to Lee Rd. from EB I-4 will be in place, and join with the entrance ramp from Fairbanks Ave. Please visit i4ultimate.com/ebi4 for more information.