Improvements Underway at the I-4 and State Road 535 Interchange

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is improving safety and operations at the Interstate 4 (I-4) and Apopka-Vineland Road (State Road (S.R.) 535) interchange.

FDOT recently completed safety improvements on Apopka-Vineland Road between World Center Drive to south of Hotel Plaza Boulevard. This project included new sidewalk construction, pedestrian safety upgrades, and innovative intersection modifications known as signalized restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT) intersections.

RCUT intersections implement diagonal crosswalks, dedicated right turns, and designated U-turns to improve driving conditions of the roadway. The RCUT intersections on Apopka-Vineland Road allow left and right turns onto a property or side street. Because the design also incorporates coordinated traffic signals, drivers using the U-turn are able to move through the intersection quickly. This design has proven successful across the United States in reducing the most serious types of crashes and improving traffic flow through intersections.

Another project that will revamp the I-4 and Apopka-Vineland Road interchange is currently in the design phase. In preparation for the project, demolition of the former retail complex near the intersection of Apopka-Vineland Road and Hotel Plaza Boulevard is underway. This demolition, which is anticipated to be complete in fall 2023, will make way for I-4 interchange improvements.

Noise and dust are anticipated during the work. Drivers and pedestrians in the area are urged to be aware of the construction area, remain alert for vehicles entering or exiting the construction site, and obey traffic laws.