Posted: July 29, 2015
Last modified: January 19, 2017
The public is invited to learn more about the I-4 Ultimate project and how it is transforming 21 miles of Interstate 4 during a public information open house scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center, located at 777 E. Princeton Street.
“We encourage the public to attend this event to learn more about the project, view area maps and displays, and discuss the project with staff,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager.
Parking is complimentary at the Science Center parking garage. From level 2 of the parking garage, walk across the sky bridge to enter the facility. Staff will be available in the lobby to direct guests to the meeting. Admittance to the science center will not be allowed prior to 5:30 p.m.
The project officially launched in February 2015 and expected completion is 2021. The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of I-4 from Kirkman Road in Orange County to SR 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire existing roadway.
As construction activities begin to accelerate, drivers are beginning to see temporary roadways, bridges and ramps, and continued traffic pattern changes and shifts. Lane closures are limited to mostly nighttime hours, beginning as early as 8:30 p.m. and continuing as late as 7 a.m. Work may also require ramp closures for extended periods.
Additional project information, including an up-to-date list of lane and ramp closures, are posted on I4Ultimate.com. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for project newsletters and route-specific alerts through the website to help make informed decisions about when and where to travel.