The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT’s) progress on improvements at the Interstate 4 (I-4) interchanges at Sand Lake Road (State Road (S.R.) 482) and Daryl Carter Parkway continues, as illustrated in the above drone footage from earlier this month.
The first half of the drone video shows work at the I-4 and Sand Lake Road interchange, where crews continue to widen the ramps to and from westbound I-4. The westbound I-4 entrance ramp from westbound Sand Lake Road will ultimately be on the left side of a new, modified diverging diamond interchange (DDI) configuration, while the existing entrance loop ramp area will be the future home of a new loop ramp connecting westbound Sand Lake Road with Turkey Lake Road, eliminating the existing left turn from westbound Sand Lake Road onto southbound Turkey Lake Road. Pile driving continues in the area to lay the foundations to support the new loop ramp.
The second half of the video shows the dramatic changes coming to Daryl Carter Parkway, where mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls are rising out of the ground and will support the new ramps that will connect to I-4, transforming the overpass into an interchange. The new interchange will feature exits from I-4 in both directions and a new eastbound I-4 entrance ramp. A new westbound I-4 entrance ramp is planned as part of a future project. Daryl Carter Parkway will also become a new DDI.
Each project is also constructing part of a new I-4 Express extension.
To learn more about how FDOT is transforming I-4 through these projects in southern Orange County, please visit the project pages.
Visit the I-4 and Sand Lake Road project page.
Visit the I-4 and Daryl Carter Parkway project page.