Posted: July 3, 2018
Last modified: July 5, 2018

The number of improvements that the I-4 Ultimate project is putting in place on Interstate 4 (I-4) will go a long way toward increasing safety and mobility on the transportation backbone of Central Florida.

No change may be anticipated more than improved traffic flow at the I-4 and State Road (S.R.) 408 interchange. This interchange is one of the busiest in the state serving more than 200,000 vehicles a day.

To help alleviate traffic congestion at the I-4 and S.R. 408 interchange, separate ramps are being constructed for eastbound and westbound I-4 motorists heading to either eastbound or westbound S.R. 408. Separating traffic will minimize weaving, ease the traffic flow and increase safety. Bridge girders for several sections of these new flyover ramps have been set in place.

To ensure safety of motorists and workers, construction of the interchange has required some nighttime closures of existing ramps and nearby local roads, such as Division Avenue, Hughey Avenue and Anderson Street.

In July, the I-4 Ultimate team will continue building the flyover ramp from eastbound I-4 to westbound S.R. 408. This ramp, also known as Bridge 227, crosses over S.R. 408. To construct the new flyover ramp safely, a series of nighttime lane closures, traffic pacing operations, and an occasional shutdown of S.R. 408 will be needed.

Following the construction of Bridge 227, I-4 Ultimate crews plan to work on Bridge 230 and Bridge 240 this summer. Bridge 230 is the flyover ramp from westbound I-4 to eastbound S.R. 408. Bridge 240 is the westbound S.R. 408 flyover ramp to westbound I-4. Both ramps cross over S.R. 408.

The I-4 Ultimate Project has several avenues for motorists to learn about upcoming nighttime closures on S.R. 408:

  • Sign up for the I-4 Ultimate Advance Construction Alert System to receive text or email alerts about lane, ramp or road closures.
  • Follow @i4Ultimate on Twitter to see weekly closures and detours planned on the corridor.
  • Subscribe to I-4 Ultimate newsfeed to learn about upcoming major construction activities by subscribing directly to the website’s newsfeed to receive an email when news is posted online.