Drivers are advised the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) to eastbound Saxon Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, to about 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10. The exit ramp from eastbound I-4 onto westbound Saxon Boulevard, and the westbound I-4 exit ramps to Saxon Boulevard will be open.
During the weekend closure, eastbound I-4 traffic will be directed to exit onto State Road (S.R.) 472 (Exit 114) and take the ramp to get onto westbound I-4 and back to Saxon Boulevard.
The weekend closure is part of a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to realign the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to eastbound Saxon Boulevard, and widen eastbound Saxon Boulevard to add a new third lane between the ramp and Finland Drive.
The contractor will complete construction and switch over traffic to the new ramp during the closure.
Electronic message boards and other signage will be used to direct motorists. Please note schedules may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Drivers can receive advance construction alerts for the Saxon Boulevard project by visiting i4beyond.com/construction-info/alerts/. Under “Alert Locations” choose “Around an Interchange” and “I-4/Saxon”. Customize the alert types and delivery options, then click “Submit”.
The FDOT urges all drivers to slow down and stay alert through construction zones.
More information on the new eastbound I-4 to Saxon Boulevard ramp is available here.
Download and share a handout detailing the weekend-long closure and ramp shift at fdot.tips/saxon.
Read the original media release on CFLRoads.com here.