FDOT Hosts Open House to Provide Details on Improvements to Seminole County Interchanges

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held an in-person informational open house on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North hotel. The meeting was held to provide information to the public about Seminole County construction projects that have started in the area — specifically, operational improvements to the County Road (C.R.) 46A (H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway) and Rinehart Road intersection and safety enhancements to the Interstate 4 (I-4) and U.S. 17-92 interchange. A virtual event was held via GoToWebinar the day prior on Wednesday, December 13.

The informational open house was attended by numerous interested stakeholders and provided community members an opportunity to learn more about the projects and construction timelines and to have their questions or concerns answered by FDOT project engineers. The project engineers were on hand to respond to specific project questions and to explain the proposed improvements with the help of design plans, large display maps, video, and informational handouts.

The public also had the opportunity to submit questions and comments about the projects which will be part of the public record.

The C.R. 46A and Rinehart Road intersection project is expected to increase traffic efficiency while reducing congestion onto the I‑4 and C.R. 46A interchange. The enhancements will increase capacity at the intersection by modifying select existing turn lanes and adding new turn lanes. A third lane will also be added to southbound Rinehart Road between C.R. 46A and Timacuan Boulevard.

The project at the I-4 and U.S. 17-92 interchange is expected to increase safety by improving sight distance for motorists, upgrading sidewalks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and reducing the speed limit from 50 mph to 35 mph. The improvements will include adding a pedestrian-activated crossing signal at the end of the eastbound I‑4 exit ramp.

Additionally, an auxiliary lane will be added on eastbound U.S. 17-92 between the westbound I‑4 exit ramp and Monroe Road. A second right turn lane will be added to U.S. 17-92 when driving east to continue south on U.S. 17-92/Monroe Road. The dual right-turn-only lanes will stop at the signalized intersection with Seminole Boulevard, replacing the existing free-flow right turn. A right turn lane will be added from southbound U.S. 17-92/Monroe Road to the eastbound I‑4 entrance ramp, and a left turn lane will be added from westbound Seminole Boulevard to U.S. 17-92/Monroe Road to drive south.

For more information about the projects, visit:

To review materials from the public meeting, visit the meeting webpage.