Segment 1B (242484-8)

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 Managed 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 Managed 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): $1.29 Billion

Funding Currently funded for right-of-way acquisition; not yet funded for construction

Special features Direct connect ramps between I-4 Managed 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.

FDOT Senior Project Manager

Hatem Aguib, P.E.