Segment 1A will help alleviate congestion in the area, giving motorists the option to enter or exit the Express Lanes at multiple points throughout this 8-mile segment.
Segment 1A features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 32 bridges. In addition to 49 existing stormwater ponds, crews will build an additional 18 new ponds.
Length 8 miles
Boundaries West of C.R. 532 to east of Osceola Parkway (C.R. 522)
Cost Construction (w/Design): $989 Million
Funding Currently funded for right-of-way acquisition in 2020; not yet funded for construction
Special features Direct connect ramps to and from eastbound and westbound I-4 Express Lanes at the S.R. 429 interchange. Eastbound and westbound I-4 Express Lanes ramps near the World Drive interchange. Eastbound I-4 Express Lanes direct connect ramp to eastbound S.R. 417 and westbound I-4 Express Lanes direct ramp from westbound S.R. 417. Relocating the westbound I-4 entrance ramp currently on the left at the U.S. 27 interchange to the right side. Adding an eastbound I-4 Express Lanes direct ramp to eastbound Osceola Parkway.