Construction on the Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road (S.R.) 482) interchange began in May. Crews have already been busy clearing out vegetation along the I-4 exit and entrance ramps and putting up fencing around the work zones.
The end goal of the project is to convert the interchange to a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) and add a new loop ramp to connect westbound Sand Lake Road to southbound Turkey Lake Road. The loop ramp will replace the current left turn from westbound Sand Lake Road onto southbound Turkey Lake Road. Work also includes extending I-4 Express to west of Sand Lake Road and constructing a single, buffer-separated express lane in the westbound direction from west of Sand Lake Road that will tie in just west of Central Florida Parkway.
Commuters in the Sand Lake Road area and visitors to the Doctor Phillips and International Drive areas can stay up to date on construction progress and impacts through a variety of means. The I-4 Beyond the Ultimate advance alerts will send you an email or text message to let you know about upcoming closures. The I-4 Beyond the Ultimate newsletter and project updates deliver behind-the-scenes and timely news to your inbox. You can also follow us on
Remember to drive safely through the work zone. State law prohibits the use of handheld devices while driving through a work zone. Put it down, pay attention, and help our workers make it home to their families each night.
You can also find out more about the work being done in this area at the Sand Lake Road interchange project page.