Posted: November 16, 2016
Last modified: January 19, 2017
The next round of new ramps at the Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) and Interstate 4 (I-4) interchange are scheduled to open the morning of Saturday, November 19.
Motorists should expect the nighttime closure of the westbound I-4 entrance ramp from eastbound Maitland Boulevard on Friday, November 18, as I-4 Ultimate crews work to tie in one of the new ramps. The nighttime closure is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and end at 8 a.m. on Saturday. View the detour route at fdot.tips/414detour.
The new westbound I-4 entrance ramp from westbound Maitland Boulevard will be in an entirely different location. The entrance to the new ramp will be from the left of westbound Maitland Boulevard, replacing a right-lane loop entrance. Two new left-turn lanes and a traffic signal will allow motorists to make the left turn across eastbound Maitland Boulevard to enter the new on-ramp to westbound I-4. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at fdot.tips/WBI4entrance.
The new westbound I-4 exit ramp to eastbound Maitland Boulevard is also a big change. Previously, westbound I-4 motorists had one exit to both eastbound and westbound Maitland Boulevard. For the time being, the exit to westbound Maitland Boulevard remains in the same location; however, the exit to eastbound Maitland Boulevard will be about 600 feet beyond the previous exit ramp. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at fdot.tips/EB414exit.
The new ramps at the Maitland Boulevard interchange are the fourth and fifth temporary ramp configurations to open at the interchange in the past few months. Of the 15 major interchanges undergoing reconstruction as part of the 21-mile I-4 Ultimate project, the Maitland Boulevard interchange has some of the most noticeable changes in traffic patterns. The project is elevating Maitland Boulevard, adding ramp access points and eliminating select traffic signals to promote better traffic flow. To learn more about the future I-4 interchange at Maitland Boulevard, visit i4ultimate.com/futureMaitland.
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.