Managed Lanes

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing motorists choices with managed lane options on some of its most heavily traveled highways. Managed lanes are highway lanes designed to address congestion and have been successfully implemented in Florida, throughout the United States, and around the world. Reversible lanes, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, and express lanes are all types of managed lanes.

FDOT’s managed lanes approach on Interstate 4 (I-4) in Orange and Seminole counties is known locally as I-4 Express. I-4 Express was built as part of the I-4 Ultimate project, a 21-mile reconstruction of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road (State Road 435) to east of State Road 434. Motorists have the option to enter the lanes, two in each direction, via limited access points to more reliably get where they need to go.

Several I-4 Beyond the Ultimate projects include extensions of I-4 Express. The Sand Lake Road/I-4 interchange improvement project will add two westbound, barrier-separated, managed lanes from west of Kirkman Road to west of Sand Lake Road. These lanes will transition to a single, buffer-separated managed lane west of Sand Lake Road. This single, westbound managed lane will be constructed in three separate projects with the finished lane extending from west of Sand Lake Road to west of State Road 536.

For more information on I-4 Express, please visit i4express.com.


Benefits

  • Less Stress – I-4 Express is designed to keep traffic moving, which provides more reliable travel times.
  • Avoid Congestion – I-4 Express can help you skip congested areas when traveling through the busiest interstate corridor in Central Florida.
  • No Stopping – Tolls are collected electronically with an active, properly mounted SunPass or any other Florida-accepted transponder.