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Overview    |    Document History
When the original I-4 studies were initially completed, the project concept included HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes in the center of I-4. Since the current concept includes express lanes instead of HOV lanes, FDOT is conducting a reevaluation study. The change in design will require more land however the project will still remain within the right of way limits of the previous PD&E studies. This reevaluation process is required to fully document the proposed changes and to comply with Federal laws.

The following environmental documents were previously completed for these segments to comply with Federal and State regulations:

     Environmental Assessment (EA) from US 27 to CR 532 in Polk County,

    EA from CR 532 to SR 528 in Osceola and Orange Counties, and

     Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from SR 528 to SR 472 (Orange, Seminole and        Volusia Counties)

An EA is prepared when the significance of the environmental impact is not clear. An EIS is prepared when a project significantly affects the environment.

Both of the EAs received Findings of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) which means the project had no significant impacts to the environment. The EIS project received a Record of Decision (ROD)for the segment through downtown Orlando, from SR 435 (Kirkman Rd) in Orange County to SR 434 in Seminole County. The current status of the environmental documentation process for the I-4 Ultimate and the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate projects are as follows: