Pile Driving Begins at Sand Lake Road

Improvements near Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road (S.R.) 482) are underway, and the contractor recently began pile driving. Piles are long, vertical structures made of steel or concrete that are placed deep into the ground to provide safe foundations for various structures, including bridges. The piles are driven into the ground by a large hammer mounted on a crane.

The pile driver emits a hammering noise while in operation. From 50 feet away, the noise level ranges from 90 to 100 decibels — around the same noise level as a garbage truck or chain saw. Pile driving will only occur during daytime hours, between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., to minimize the impact to residents. If you have any questions or concerns regarding pile driving activity, please contact us.

Pile driving will resume in early 2024. Construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. The Sand Lake Road and I-4 interchange improvements are part of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate program. The interchange is being reconstructed as a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The project will reconfigure and lengthen ramps at the interchange. The project will also improve capacity by replacing the existing left turns from westbound Sand Lake Road to southbound Turkey Lake Road with a new loop ramp.

To learn more about the Sand Lake Road and I-4 interchange improvement project, visit I4Beyond.com/SandLake.