Posted: November 10, 2017
Last modified: November 3, 2017
Roadway changes are ever-present on the 21-mile I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project.
From lane closures in the middle of the night to intricate traffic switches, motorists must remain attentive when driving through the construction zones around Interstate 4 (I-4).
The I-4 Ultimate Project has several avenues for motorists to learn about upcoming changes on the roadway:
- Sign up for the I-4 Ultimate Advance Construction Alert System— Receive text or email alerts about lane, ramp or road closures. Users can filter the alerts they receive by geography (i.e. between two interchanges) and frequency of alerts (hourly, daily or weekly). The same filters are available on an interactive list on the website.
- Follow @i4Ultimate on Twitter — See weekly closures and detours planned on the corridor.
- Subscribe to I-4 Ultimate’s YouTube channel — Watch weekly construction update videos.
- Subscribe to I-4 Ultimate newsletter — Learn about upcoming major construction activities through the project’s newsletter. Or, subscribe directly to the website’s newsfeed to receive an email when news is posted online.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partners are also actively pushing information out to communities. For example, in advance of the westbound Maitland Boulevard traffic shift last month, FDOT created more than 2.5 million touchpoints by using social media, hosting media to the construction site and actively reaching out to the community.
The outreach efforts for the traffic shift began in late September, as 50 representatives from large employers and property managers attended presentations at the RDV Sportsplex. The meetings were part of a concerted approach to notify Maitland motorists about significant changes to their commute. Neighborhood outreach and informational displays at nearby businesses also bolstered awareness for the upcoming changes.
I-4 Ultimate representatives are constantly creating and booking custom presentations tailored to detail specific improvements. Employers, civic groups and other groups curious about how the I-4 Ultimate project will affect their commute are welcome to host an I-4 Ultimate speaker.
Are you interested in hosting a speaker with a customized presentation? Request a presentation at: i4ultimate.com/public-outreach-education/contact-us/.