The I-4 Ultimate service patrol is ready to assist drivers with flat tires, overheated engines, empty gas tanks and much more.

Posted: February 28, 2015
Last modified: January 19, 2017

The I-4 Ultimate project took another step forward on Sunday, Feb. 1 with the issuance of Notice to Proceed (NTP) 2, which authorizes I-4 Mobility Partners and its contractor SGL Constructors to begin construction and maintenance.

“Today marks an important and critical milestone,” said Cesar Souza, chief executive officer of I-4 Mobility Partners. “Getting here has been a coordinated team effort, but this is just the beginning. We will continue to work together to ensure the highest quality of safety, workmanship, design and construction.”

While drivers might not notice any heavy construction just yet, NTP 2 is associated with something very visible — the start of operations and maintenance (O&M). New service patrols rolled out at midnight on Feb. 1. The new service patrols are similar to the FDOT Road Ranger Program; however, these service patrols are operated by I-4 Mobility Partners and their O&M provider Infrastructure Corporation of America.

“Having dedicated safety service patrol vehicles is paramount to ensuring the I-4 Ultimate project is a success,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager. “The safety of motorists and workers is a top priority for the I-4 Ultimate project.”

Drivers familiar with Road Rangers will see the service patrols offering the same services: providing a limited amount of fuel, assisting with tire changes and assisting with other minor emergency repairs. The service patrols are responsible for responding to all types of incidents and for quickly clearing travel lanes of minor incidents. The service patrol vehicles are stocked with jacks, booster cables, flares and first aid kits.

If you need assistance while driving through the I-4 Ultimate construction zone, the service patrol is just a phone call away at *FHP (*347). Check out https://i4ultimate.com/news-media-resources/road-rangers-video/ to see a behind the scenes of the service patrol in action.