Posted: March 27, 2017
Last modified: March 28, 2017
A new overpass for southbound Kirkman Road (State Road 435) at the Interstate 4 (I-4) interchange was opened earlier this month, as the I-4 Ultimate project continues the remarkable pace of remaking this busy gateway to Orlando’s world-class attractions.
In less than two years of construction, the Kirkman Road interchange is more than 40 percent complete. Accompanying the newly opened southbound overpass are the northbound overpass and a westbound I-4 exit to northbound Kirkman Road. By the end of the year, a new westbound I-4 exit to southbound Kirkman Road and the nearby Grand National Drive overpass will be completed.
The new overpass will serve the growing International Drive business community and the nearby attractions. The overpass will connect Grand National Drive to Caravan Court and will feature Express Lane direct access in the eastbound direction from Grand National Drive and the westbound direction to Grand National Drive. Additional ramps will be constructed in anticipation of the future Express Lane extension west on I-4.
Pedestrian access will be a pronounced feature of the new Grand National Drive overpass. Sidewalks on both sides of the bridge will allow tourists to easily stroll from the hotels on Caravan Court to the plethora of shops, restaurants and attractions along International Drive.
Follow the progress of the I-4 Ultimate project at the Kirkman Road and Grand National Drive interchanges by watching the live, high-definition camera perched atop the SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America.
To see all the upcoming improvements at the Kirkman Road and Grand National Drive interchanges, visit i4ultimate.com/futureKirkman.