Posted: November 6, 2018
Last modified: November 6, 2018

Motorists may feel like there are constant changes on the interstate as part of the I-4 Ultimate project, but each change brings that segment closer to its permanent configuration.

For example, in early October the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Lee Road (State Road 423) shifted and combined with the eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from Fairbanks Avenue. When an interstate exit and entrance ramp share the same access road adjacent to the main highway, it may be called a collector-distributor road – or CD road.

CD road systems are already in place between Colonial Drive (State Road 50) and Princeton Street and between Princeton Street and Fairbanks Avenue.

It’s only by moving these ramps and creating the temporary CD roads that crews are able to keep traffic moving while they demolish the old ramps, complete bridge work and finally pave the roadways in their final location.

The following shifts are coming soon:

  • Shifting eastbound I-4 onto new, permanent lanes between Kennedy Boulevard and Lee Road.
  • Shifting westbound I-4 onto old eastbound I-4 between Kennedy Boulevard and Lee Road to make way for construction on new, permanent westbound I-4.
  • Shifting and combining the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Par Street and Fairbanks Avenue with the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Princeton Street, which will allow for the opening of the new eastbound I-4 entrance ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard.

Once completed, these projects will help pave the way to increased safety and mobility on eastbound I-4 between downtown Orlando and Maitland. You may visit i4ultimate.com/signup to view other methods of receiving updates on changes to eastbound I-4 and other aspects of the project.