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Segment 4 features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 13 bridges. In addition to eight modified ponds, crews will build 21 new ponds.
Length 10.1 miles
Boundaries I-4 from east of U.S. 17-92 to a half-mile east of S.R. 472
Cost Construction (w/Design): $572 Million
Funding Right-of-way acquisition and construction are currently unfunded
Segment 3 features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 25 bridges. In addition to 26 existing stormwater ponds, crews will build nine new ponds.
Length 8.9 miles
Boundaries I-4 from 1 mile east of S.R. 434 in Longwood to east of U.S. 17-92 at the Seminole-Volusia county line.
Cost Construction (w/Design): $468 Million
Funding Funded for right-of-way acquisition in 2021
Special features The interchanges at Lake Mary Boulevard and C.R. 46A will become diverging diamonds – a time-tested way to minimize congestion.
I-4 Ultimate is the 21-mile reconstruction project that is completely rebuilding the interstate from west of the Kirkman Road interchange in Orange County to east of S.R. 434 in Seminole County. This separate project broke ground in 2015 and is expected to finish in 2021. The project will connect seamlessly with the north and south segments of I-4 Beyond the Ultimate.
Segment 2 of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate project picks up right where the I-4 Ultimate project leaves off. Motorists will have seamless travel while driving on I-4 through the three interchanges within Segment 2.
Segment 2 features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 23 bridges. In addition to 13 existing stormwater ponds, the crews will build an additional nine new ponds.
Length 4.6 miles
Boundaries From west of Central Florida Parkway to west of Kirkman Road (S.R. 435)
Cost Construction (w/Design): $760 Million
Funding Currently in right-of-way acquisition
Special features Modified Diverging Diamond Interchange at Sand Lake Road with new access to Turkey Lake Road Direct connect ramps between I-4 and S.R. 528 Express Lanes Adding ramps at Central Florida Parkway from westbound I-4 and to eastbound I-4
Segment 1B of the project encompasses three bustling interchanges that serve as the gateway to nearby attractions. Motorists traveling on this nearly 6-mile stretch have multiple access points to and from the Express Lanes. They also have the benefit of extended collector-distributor roads adjacent to both directions of I-4, which spaces out traffic entering or exiting I-4. The general use lanes along this segment will be elevated above the Express Lanes and collector-distributor roads.
Segment 1B features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 41 bridges. In addition to 12 existing ponds, crews will build nine new ponds.
Length 5.7 miles
Boundaries I-4 from east of Osceola Parkway (C.R. 522) to west of Central Florida Parkway
Cost Construction (w/Design): $1.3 Billion
Funding Currently funded for right-of-way acquisition
Special features Direct connect ramps between I-4 Express Lanes and S.R. 536 Elevating eastbound and westbound I-4 general use lanes between S.R. 536 and S.R. 535 Echelon interchanges on S.R. 535 at Hotel Plaza Blvd and Vineland Road.
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.
The westernmost portion of the project runs through the northern limits of Polk County, and it extends for 4 miles on I-4 between west of the U.S. 27 interchange to west of C.R. 532. Portions of U.S. 27 north and south of the interchange will be elevated to allow for a freer flow of traffic.
Segment 5 features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 11 bridges. In addition to eight existing stormwater ponds, crews will build an additional eight new ponds.
Length 4 miles
Boundaries I-4 from west of U.S. 27 to west of C.R. 532
Cost Construction (w/Design): $318 Million
Funding Funded for right-of-way acquisition in 2023; not yet funded for construction
Special features Elevating U.S. 27 from Ritchie Road to Posner Boulevard/Home Run Boulevard Diamond Interchange U-turn on southbound U.S. 27 to northbound U.S. 27 north of Ernie Caldwell Boulevard.
The Sand Lake Road and I-4 interchange provides a vital gateway to some of Central Florida’s biggest attractions. The interchange is being reimagined as a modified diverging diamond configuration. The project will reconfigure and lengthen ramps at the interchange, and improve capacity on Sand Lake Road and Turkey Lake Road.
Left turns from westbound Sand Lake Road to southbound Turkey Lake Road will be eliminated. Instead, drivers will access Turkey Lake Road via the new loop ramp.Final design subject to change
Improvements at the I-4 and Beachline Expressway interchange will provide seamless access via direct connect ramps between I-4 Express Lanes and Beachline Expressway and its new Express Lanes.
The eastbound I-4 exit ramp to eastbound Osceola Parkway will be free-flowing and have direct access from the Express Lanes. Right-of-way acquisition for this interchange begins in 2021.
The redesigned S.R. 417 and I-4 interchange will have direct connect access to and from Express Lanes to give motorists an additional avenue to avoid congestion. Right-of-way acquisition for this interchange will begin in 2021.
The S.R. 429 and I-4 interchange will feature direct connect ramps to and from Express Lanes. Right-of-way acquisition for this interchange will begin in 2021.
The project aims to improve safety and mobility for motorists who use the C.R. 532 interchange by reconfiguring it into a Diverging Diamond Interchange. There also will be nearby Express Lanes access on I-4 from the general use lanes. Right-of-way acquisition for this interchange as part of Design Segment 1A is scheduled to begin in 2021.
As part of the project, the Daryl Carter Parkway overpass — between Central Florida Parkway and State Road S.R. 535 — will be transformed into a Diverging Diamond Interchange. The interchange will give motorists an alternate route to reach retailers and restaurants in the Lake Buena Vista area.
This interim project will add three new ramps connecting I-4 to Daryl Carter Parkway: exit ramps from both directions of I-4 to Daryl Carter Parkway and an entrance ramp to eastbound I-4. It will also convert the existing Daryl Carter Parkway overpass to a Diverging Diamond Interchange. Right-of-way acquisition is underway.
The project will reconfigure the I-4 interchange with Apopka Vineland Road (S.R. 535). Westbound I-4 general use lanes will be elevated in this area, to make room for Express Lanes and the corridor reserved for future rail projects. A new collector-distributor road will connect westbound I-4 to S.R. 535, so drivers entering this area will exit I-4 near the Beachline Expressway interchange.
The project will also reconfigure two intersections on S.R. 535: at Hotel Plaza Boulevard and Vineland Road. These two intersections will become Echelon Interchanges, which employ elevated lanes and reduced signal phases to improve mobility through the intersection.
The U.S. 27 and I-4 interchange is located at the southern end of the project. Currently, right-of-way acquisition is funded for 2023, but construction is not funded for this interchange. Some proposed designs envision this area being transformed into an Echelon Interchange to encourage free flow of traffic.
The World Center Drive (State Road S.R. 536) and I-4 interchange provides a vital gateway to some of Central Florida’s biggest attractions. The interchange is getting many improvements.
Motorists will benefit from direct connect ramps to and from the Express Lanes in addition to a collector-distributor road adjacent to the roadway. The adjacent roadway will prevent weaving among traffic entering and exiting the interchange.
The interchange will be completely reconfigured as a Diverging Diamond Interchange. Full pedestrian sidewalks and bike lanes will be provided on both sides of the road at the new interchange and from the Dr. Martin Luther King Beltway/Kentucky Avenue intersection to Graves Avenue.
At the intersection of Graves Avenue and S.R. 472, additional left and right turn lanes will be provided, along with lanes to let pedestrians and bicyclist move safely.
An extension to Rhode Island Avenue is being proposed that would run 1.25 miles from Veterans Memorial Parkway in Orange City to Normandy Boulevard in Deltona.
Designers also have proposed direct connect ramps from the I-4 eastbound Express Lanes to the proposed Rhode Island Avenue overpass and from the proposed Rhode Island Avenue overpass to the I-4 westbound Express Lanes.
The Saxon Boulevard project will improve operations by removing the loop ramp from westbound I-4 to eastbound Saxon Boulevard and rerouting that traffic to a new signalized intersection at the end of the current ramp from westbound I-4 to eastbound Saxon Boulevard. This will allow for improvements to the ramp from eastbound Saxon Boulevard to westbound I-4. The eastbound I-4 to eastbound Saxon ramp also will be rebuilt. The new ramp will replace both the original ramp and the interim upgraded ramp.
The additional lane on eastbound Saxon Boulevard, which is being built to Finland Drive will be extended to Normandy Boulevard.
Plans call for widening of the I-4 eastbound exit ramp to two lanes for the Dirksen Drive/Debary Avenue interchange. The I-4 eastbound loop off-ramp would be modified so that motorists can only turn right at the end of the ramp and head westbound on Dirksen Drive. A new ramp from eastbound I-4 would allow motorists to head eastbound on Dirksen Road/Debary Avenue. The general configuration of the rest of the interchange will remain the same. All ramps will be improved as part of the overall reconstruction. Also under consideration is a new park-and-ride lot located on a vacant parcel on the west side of the interchange.
The I-4 bridge over the St. Johns River will be widened to accommodate the new configuration of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate project that includes Express Lanes. A little farther north, a second, smaller bridge will be built at grade to replace a 100-foot stretch of interstate and the culverts beneath it.
U.S. 17-92 will be realigned and moved to the south with a new bridge over I-4. The existing bridges over Orange Boulevard and the SunRail tracks will be widened. Roundabouts will replace two existing traffic signals on old U.S. 17-92 (renamed West Seminole Boulevard) adjacent to I-4. The realignment of U.S. 17-92 will require the replacement of several spans of the U.S. 17-92 bridge over the St. Johns River.
County Road (C.R.) 46A will be converted to a Diverging Diamond interchange.
Left turns at the C.R. 46A/Rinehart Road intersection will be eliminated and replaced by two mid-block U-turns on Rinehart Road. This will reduce the number of signal phases at the intersection, which will allow more vehicles to travel through the intersection.
Lake Mary Boulevard interchange will undergo significant restructuring. The bridge will be completely rebuilt and the roadway will become a Modified Diverging Diamond with additional ramps to connect I-4 to Lake Emma Road.
A general use lane will be built on eastbound Interstate 4 from the end of I-4 Ultimate near State Road 434 in Longwood to west of Lake Mary Boulevard to accommodate traffic from the eastbound Express Lanes. The new lane will be built after the supports and piers for the E.E. Williamson bridge are repositioned to allow room for the new lane.
Construction funded for 2019.
The overpass will be reconstructed and widened to allow for a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the eastbound side of E.E. Williamson and a 10-foot-wide trail on the westbound side. Both directions of E.E. Williamson Road will also include will also include bike lanes that are 5 feet, 6 inches wide.
New support piers will be added to the bridge to lengthen the span, which will allow crews to build a new lane on I-4 below the bridge. The new lane will accommodate traffic from eastbound I-4 Express Lanes. Construction for this project is funded for 2019.