Segment 1B of the project encompasses three bustling interchanges that serve as the gateway to nearby attractions. Motorists traveling on this nearly 6-mile stretch have multiple access points to and from the Express Lanes. They also have the benefit of extended collector-distributor roads adjacent to both directions of Interstate 4 (I-4), which spaces out traffic entering or exiting I-4. The general use lanes along this segment will be elevated above the Express Lanes and collector-distributor roads.
Segment 1B features the construction, widening and/or replacement of 41 bridges. In addition to 12 existing ponds, crews will build nine new ponds.
Length 5.7 miles
Boundaries I-4 from east of Osceola Parkway (County Road 522) to west of Central Florida Parkway
Cost Construction (w/Design): $1.3 Billion
Funding Funded for right-of-way acquisition starting in 2020, not funded for construction
Special features Direct connect ramps between I-4 Express Lanes and State Road (S.R.) 536 Elevating eastbound and westbound I-4 general use lanes between S.R. 536 and S.R. 535 Echelon interchanges on S.R. 535 at Hotel Plaza Blvd and Vineland Road.