Posted: August 2, 2019
Last modified: August 3, 2019
Due to rain on Friday night, a westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) traffic shift between Fairbanks Avenue and Princeton Street is now scheduled to open the morning of Sunday, August 4.
Various nightly ramp closures and lane closures on I-4 that are necessary to prepare for the new traffic pattern have been rescheduled to begin as early as 8:30 p.m. tonight (August 3). View or download a handout of this shift at fdot.tips/WBI4shift. An MP4 animation of the shift is available to view or download at fdot.tips/WBI4animate.
This shift creates a temporary westbound I-4 ramp system, parallel to mainline I-4, which changes westbound I-4 access points from Fairbanks Avenue, Par Street, and Princeton Street. Motorists looking to exit onto Princeton Street (Exit 85) will need to exit nearly a mile and a half sooner than the previous configuration. The temporary westbound I-4 exit point to Princeton Street will be immediately following Fairbanks Avenue.
Once these shifts have been completed, nightly and continuous closures of roads and ramps may be necessary to demolish the old bridges.
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.