The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun work to transform the Interstate 4 (I-4) and County Road (C.R.) 532 interchange near ChampionsGate into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) as part of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate project.
Work on the reconfiguration, which will improve the safety and efficiency of the interchange, began this week.
Unlike a conventional interchange, the lanes in a DDI cross over to the left side of the roadway. This increases safety by reducing the number of locations in which motorists could potentially cross paths. For example, the design allows drivers to make a left turn without crossing in front of oncoming traffic. The number of signal phases are also reduced in a DDI, allowing more motorists through the interchange.
In addition to the interchange reconfiguration, the work at I-4 and C.R. 532 will include expanding the eastbound and westbound I-4 entrance and exit ramps and reconfiguring the intersection of ChampionsGate Boulevard and Goodman Road.
The project will also add bike lanes and sidewalks along C.R. 532 for improved bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and safety.