Posted: April 12, 2019
Last modified: May 24, 2019
A new temporary ramp configuration at the Interstate 4 (I-4) and State Road (S.R.) 408 interchange will continue to help push progress forward on the I-4 Ultimate rebuild of this interchange.
As soon as the morning of Friday, May 24, motorists will notice a new configuration of the combined eastbound I-4 exit ramps to S.R. 408 and South Street. In late April, the South Street exit ramp (Exit 82B) was temporarily combined with the S.R. 408 exit ramp (Exit 82A).
The new temporary configuration relocates the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to S.R. 408. The exit point from eastbound I-4 will remain the same; however instead of traveling on a bridge over I-4 to reach S.R. 408, motorists will travel parallel to Division Avenue under I-4 then travel along Gore Street before rejoining the existing exit ramp to S.R. 408.
The most important change for motorists as a result of this new temporary ramp configuration is once motorists have exited I-4, they need to be in the left lane of the ramp for South Street and the right lane of the ramp for S.R. 408.
This temporary ramp configuration will be in place for approximately 17 months, giving construction crews a safe workspace to demolish the old bridge over I-4 that the ramp will no longer use and continue rebuilding I-4.
Nightly closures of the ramps are necessarily to accomplish this shift. The eastbound I-4 exit ramps to South Street and S.R. 408 close at 10 p.m. on May 23 and reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning (May 24). View or download a detour map at https://fdot.tips/exit82close.
A handout detailing the temporary ramp configuration is available to view or download at fdot.tips/exit82.
Modifications or extensions to these 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.