Posted: January 16, 2019
Last modified: January 16, 2019

I-4 Ultimate crews are working tonight (Jan. 16) to restripe lanes on the eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) temporary ramp system to open a second travel lane between New Hampshire Street and Winter Park Street.

The new travel lane on the eastbound I-4 temporary ramp system will ease congestion by adding capacity and providing an easier merge to eastbound I-4.

To open the second travel lane, motorists should expect a closure of the temporary ramp system from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, until 5 a.m. the following morning. All traffic on the temporary ramp system will exit at Princeton Street, cross over Princeton Street and reenter the temporary ramp system from Princeton Street. Law enforcement officers will be monitoring the intersection to promote traffic flow. View or download maps of these construction activities at: https://fdot.tips/tempramp

The eastbound I-4 temporary system is an interim phase of the I-4 Ultimate improvement project. The current configuration of the temporary ramp system serves on-ramps to eastbound I-4 from Amelia Street and Garland Avenue/Colonial Drive (State Road 50), as well as exit and entrance ramps at the interchanges of Princeton Street, Par Street and Fairbanks Avenue. The purpose of this interim phase is to provide construction crews safe work zones to continue building the new eastbound I-4 travel lanes.

As construction continues on the new eastbound I-4 travel lanes, motorists should expect daily lane closures on the temporary ramp system during non-peak traffic times. The exit from the temporary ramp system to Princeton Street will close one night in the next week. This one-night closure will provide a safe work zone for crews to add a second lane to this exit ramp.

Modifications or extensions to these schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.