The reconstruction of the E.E. Williamson Road bridge over Interstate 4 (I-4) is moving ahead and gaining even more momentum with the placement of beams for the first section of the new overpass.
Beam placement is a crucial step in the construction of the first part of the new overpass. Once completed, the new section of bridge will open to traffic, allowing crews to demolish the remaining older section before construction begins on the second phase of the new overpass.
The reconstruction of the E.E. Williamson Road overpass began in September 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by spring 2021.
The new E.E. Williamson Road overpass bridge will include:
- 12-foot-wide traffic lanes in both directions
- 6-foot-wide bicycle lanes on the outside of both traffic lanes
- A 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side
- A 10-foot-wide trail on the north side, which will improve access to the Seminole Wekiva Trail
Motorists should expect periodic, nighttime lane closures on I-4 and E.E. Williamson Road during construction. The I-4 Advanced Construction Alert System offers advance notifications about these nightly closures sent directly to your inbox or cellphone.
Sign up for advance construction alerts by entering your contact information at I4Beyond.com/alerts. Motorists can customize their alerts to receive weekly, daily or hourly notifications. Users also can filter the alerts to show only the construction activity between the two I-4 interchanges on which they travel the most.