You’ve heard the buzz about the major construction happening on I-4, involving Orange and Seminole counties. If you want to learn some of the details of the construction, dubbed the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, you can attend an open house this Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street. Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
“We encourage the public to attend this event to learn more about the project, view area maps and displays, and discuss the project with staff,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager.
Officials say parking is complimentary at the science center parking garage and they are asking people to take Level 2 of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge to get to the open house site. As construction activities begin to accelerate, drivers are will start to see temporary roadways, bridges and ramps, and continued traffic pattern changes and shifts, officials say.
Lane closures are limited to mostly nighttime hours, beginning as early as 8:30 p.m. and continuing as late as 7 a.m.
Officially launched in February 2015 with an expected completion in 2021, the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is rebuilding 21 miles of the interstate from Kirkman Road in Orange County to State Road 434 in Seminole County. Plans include two new tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacement of 140 bridges, reconfiguration of 15 major interchanges and reconstructing of the entire existing roadway.
Source: Florida Department of Transportation. Find more project information, including up-to-date lane and ramp closures at: http://www.I4Ultimate.com.
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