Posted: August 22, 2016
Last modified: January 19, 2017
Traffic shifts occurring on the night of Thursday, August 25, at the Orange Blossom Trail (US 17-92/441) interchange at Interstate 4 (I-4) will create new traffic patterns for morning commuters on August 26. Motorists can expect to see four changes.
Existing westbound off-ramp closure, and new temporary off-ramp opens: On the night of August 25, the westbound I-4 exit ramp to southbound Orange Blossom Trail (Exit 80) will temporarily close as I-4 Ultimate crews transition to a new temporary exit ramp. The new temporary westbound I-4 exit ramp to southbound Orange Blossom Trail will open the morning of August 26 and will require motorists to exit about a quarter mile sooner than the previous exit.
New temporary traffic signal on Orange Blossom Trail: The temporary exit ramp forms a temporary intersection at Orange Blossom Trail, between the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-4. A temporary traffic light at the intersection allows motorists to only turn left onto southbound Orange Blossom Trail.
Northbound Orange Blossom Trail lane shift: Also on the night of August 25, I-4 Ultimate crews will complete a traffic shift on Orange Blossom Trail, underneath I-4. The traffic shift will move the northbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail closer to the southbound lanes, which will reduce the existing median between the two lanes of traffic.
Northbound Orange Blossom Trail access to westbound I-4 is closing long-term: As a result of the traffic shift, the left-hand turn lane from northbound Orange Blossom Trail to westbound I-4 entrance ramp will close long-term. Access to the westbound I-4 entrance ramp from southbound Orange Blossom Trail will be unaffected. The recommended detour around the westbound I-4 entrance ramp access closure from northbound Orange Blossom Trail is to continue northbound on Orange Blossom Trail and to use the westbound I-4 entrance ramp from Kaley Avenue.