Posted: October 11, 2017
Last modified: October 12, 2017
The westbound Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) ramp to westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) is shifting to its permanent location on the newly constructed elevated roadway by the morning commute on Friday, October 13.
The ramp shift will eliminate the fork on westbound Maitland Boulevard near Hope Road that required motorists to choose the left lane for westbound I-4, or the right two lanes to continue on westbound Maitland Boulevard, eastbound I-4 entrance ramp or Hope Road. Beginning Friday morning, all motorists heading on westbound Maitland Boulevard from Maitland Avenue will travel in the same direction to:
- Continue on westbound Maitland Boulevard;
- Turn right onto Hope Road;
- Enter eastbound I-4; or
- Enter westbound I-4.
View or download a detailed online map of the westbound Maitland Boulevard to westbound I-4 ramp shift at: fdot.tips/414rampshift.
With all traffic using the new elevated lanes of westbound Maitland Boulevard, several traffic signals can be eliminated at the I-4 and Maitland Boulevard interchange. The temporary traffic signal at westbound Maitland Boulevard and Hope Road will be eliminated. In addition the traffic signal at eastbound Maitland Boulevard for motorists turning left onto the eastbound I-4 on-ramp will be eliminated. The temporary traffic signal for motorists entering the westbound I-4 on-ramp from westbound Maitland Boulevard will remain in operation.
The newly constructed lanes of westbound Maitland Boulevard were opened on September 24. The traffic shift changed traffic patterns at the I-4 interchange and intersections of Hope Road, Lake Destiny Road, Keller Road and Maitland Summit Boulevard. View or download a detailed online map of all of this traffic shift at: fdot.tips/WB414.
Modifications or extensions to this 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.