Posted: October 16, 2020
Last modified: October 16, 2020

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is shifting a major section of the eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) general use lanes into a new configuration under State Road (S.R.) 408 Sunday, October 18. For the first time since the 1960s, 21 contiguous miles of eastbound I-4 will travel on newly constructed roadway.

The shift moves nearly a half mile of interstate traffic between Gore Street and South Street from temporary travel lanes into a final footprint that did not exist before the I-4 Ultimate project began in 2015. Additional minor shifts will be required to place all eastbound I-4 lanes and shoulders into final alignment by the end of 2020.

To implement the shift, several closures will be necessary between Gore Street and Colonial Drive (State Road 50) and the eastbound State Road (S.R.) 408 ramp to eastbound I-4. Required closures are scheduled as listed below (Please see attached handout for additional detour and closure information):

  • Friday, October 16, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 17:
    • Two lanes of eastbound I-4 will close.
    • Eastbound S.R. 408 ramp to eastbound and westbound I-4 will close.
  • Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.:
    • One lane of eastbound I-4 will close.
  • Saturday, October 17, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 18:
    • All lanes of Eastbound I-4 will close in this area. Motorists will be detoured off I-4 at South Street.
    • Eastbound S.R. 408 ramp to eastbound and westbound I-4 will close.
  • Sunday, October 18:
    • Two lanes of eastbound I-4 closed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    • One lane of eastbound I-4 closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Please view or download a handout that details the shift, closures, and detours as well as other resources here.

All motorists are urged to avoid distractions, follow posted signage, and drive safely.

Modifications or extensions to these schedules may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are encouraged to follow @I4Ultimate on Twitter or visit I4Ultimate.com for updates.