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I-4 Orlando Construction Update Week of June 14

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Orlando Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Floridas Turnpike to SR-435/Kirkman Road: 2 lanes closed. From Sunday 06/14/15 to Friday 07/03/15 – 11:30 PM–07:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB Tampa Avenue from Long Street to SR-408: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/15/15 to Friday 06/19/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Bridge work

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on SB SR-435/Kirkman Road at WB I-4: 2 left lanes closed. From Monday 06/15/15 to Friday 07/03/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Equipment delivery

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB SR-435/Kirkman Road at I-4: 2 right lanes closed. From Monday 06/15/15 to Friday 07/03/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on WB Winter Park Street from Dade Avenue to Formosa Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 06/15/15 to Friday 07/24/15 – 09:00 AM–04:00 PM: Pile driving (Flagger will be present to direct traffic)

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Rolling Roadblock on WB I-4 from Floridas Turnpike to SR-435/Kirkman Road: all lanes affected. From Thursday 06/18/15 to Friday 06/19/15 – 12:00 AM–05:00 AM: Move equipment across highway

New Alert: Permanent Ramp Closure on the Ramp from EB I-4 to Ivanhoe Boulevard: ramp closed. Begins Sunday 06/21/2015 – 10:00 PM

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from SR-50/Colonial Drive to New Hampshire Street: 2 right lanes closed. From Sunday 06/21/15 to Monday 06/22/15 – 10:00 PM–06:30 AM: Prepare for ramp closing

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from New Hampshire Street to SR-50/Colonial Drive: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 06/22/15 to Tuesday 06/23/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from New Hampshire Street to SR-50/Colonial Drive: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/22/15 to Thursday 06/25/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from SR-50/Colonial Drive to New Hampshire Street: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/22/15 to Thursday 06/25/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Formosa Avenue to Par Street: 2 lanes closed. From Monday 06/22/15 to Friday 06/26/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp from Princeton Street to EB I-4: 1 all lane closed. From Sunday 06/21/15 to Thursday 06/25/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening and paving

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on WB I-4 at Ramp to NB SR-435/Kirkman Road: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/22/15 to Friday 06/26/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Restriping and set barrier wall

Continuing: Continuous Lane Closure on SB Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Began Monday 05/18/15: Install drainage

 


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I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector Lane Closure June 15 Thru 18

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting that the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector highway maintenance project will require single lane closures on the I-4 ramps to Selmon Expressway as follows:

– In Tampa, one lane may be closed on the ramp from eastbound I-4 to the Selmon Expressway between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (June 15 and 16) nights.

– In Tampa, one lane may be closed on the ramp from westbound I-4 to the Selmon Expressway between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (June 17 and 18) nights.


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I-4 Orlando Construction Update June 7 Thru 12

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Orlando Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Lane Closure on WB SR-408 from Parramore Avenue to Rio Grande Avenue: 1 left lane closed. Thursday 06/04/2015 – 9:00 PM–6:00 AM: Utility work

New Alert: Lane Closure on WB SR-408 from I-4 to Tampa Avenue: 1 left lane closed. Friday 06/05/2015 – 9:00 PM–10:00 AM: Milling and paving

New Alert: Overnight Lane Closure on WB SR-408 from Orange Avenue to Tampa Avenue: 2 left lanes, switching to 2 right lanes. Sunday 06/07/2015 – 9:00 PM–6:00 AM: Paving and striping

New Alert: New Traffic Pattern on WB SR-408 at Orange Avenue: traffic shifted approximately 1 lane to the left. Begins Monday 06/08/2015 at 6:00 AM: Create construction work zone

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closures on WB SR-408 from Parramore Avenue to Tampa Avenue: 1 right lane closed. Monday 06/08/2015 – Friday 06/12/2015 – 9:00 PM–6:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on WB Winter Park Street from Dade Avenue to Formosa Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 06/15/15 to Friday 07/24/15 – 09:00 AM–04:00 PM: Pile driving

Updated: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on the ramp from I-4 EB to Princeton Street: all lanes closed. Overnight Monday 06/08/15 through Wednesday 06/10/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening

Updated: Continuous Road Closure on Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Beginning Monday 06/01/2015: Install drainage


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I-4 Orlando Construction Update May 31 Thru June 6

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Orlando Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Intermittent Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at the Ramp from EB I-4 to Princeton Street: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 05/31/15 to Monday 06/01/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Clearing and grubbing

Updated: Continuous Road Closure on Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Beginning Monday 06/01/2015: Install drainage

More Info Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at the Ramp from I-4 EB to Princeton Street: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Thursday 06/04/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening

More Info Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB Princeton Street at I-4: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Wednesday 06/03/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Clearing and grubbing

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB Princeton Street at I-4: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Wednesday 06/03/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Clearing and grubbing

Continuing: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on NB Formosa Avenue at South of Minnesota Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/25/15 to Friday 06/05/15 – 07:00 AM–05:30 PM: Install underground pipe

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Robinson Street to Division Avenue: 1 left lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Saturday 05/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Drilling

All alerts are for planned activities, which may be cancelled or changed due to weather and other circumstances.


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I-4 Orlando Construction Update May 24 Thru 30

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Intermittent Lane Closure on EB South Street from Hughey Avenue to Garland Avenue: 1 right lane closed. Wednesday 05/27/15 – 09:30 AM–03:30 PM: Material delivery

Excavation equipment, trench boxes, and pipe and drainage structures will be delivered during the lane closure. There will be three deliveries, each 1-2 hours. Flaggers will be on site to guide pedestrians around any hazard.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB Princeton Street at I-4: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Wednesday 06/03/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Clearing and grubbing

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB Princeton Street at I-4: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Wednesday 06/03/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Clearing and grubbing

Reminder: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on NB Formosa Avenue at South of Minnesota Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/25/15 to Friday 06/05/15 – 07:00 AM–05:30 PM: Install underground pipe

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 at SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Asphalt work

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Robinson Street to Division Avenue: 1 left lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Saturday 05/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Drilling

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on EB I-4 at Ramp from I-4 EB to Princeton Street: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Thursday 06/04/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening

Continuing: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on WB New Hampshire Street from Gurtler Court to Oakmont Lane: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/04/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 09:00 AM–04:00 PM: Staging pile driving equipment

Continuing: Continuous Lane Closure on SB Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Beginning Monday 05/18/15: Install drainage

All alerts are for planned activities, which may be cancelled or changed due to weather and other circumstances.


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I-4 Orlando Construction Update May 17 Thru 23

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on SB SR-435/Kirkman Road north of the I-4 interchange: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 05/17/15 to Wednesday 05/20/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 at the Ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard to EB I-4: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Wednesday 05/20/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Install construction entrance

New Alert: Continuous Road Closure on Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Beginning Monday 05/18/15: Install drainage

New Alert: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on NB Formosa Avenue south of Minnesota Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/25/15 to Friday 06/05/15 – 07:00 AM–05:30 PM: Install underground pipe

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 at SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Asphalt work

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Robinson Street to Division Avenue: 1 left lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Saturday 05/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Drilling

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on the ramp from I-4 EB to Princeton Street: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Thursday 06/04/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB Tampa Avenue from Long Street to SR-408 ramp to Tampa Avenue: all lanes closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Bridge Work.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB Long Street from Ramp from NB Tampa Avenue to WB SR-408 to Rio Grande Avenue: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Debris removal

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from US-441/Orange Blossom Trail to Kaley Street: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Tuesday 05/19/15 – 10:30 PM–06:30 AM: Pavement drilling

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from Kennedy Boulevard to SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Sunday 04/12/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Remove dirt.

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on the Ramp from Maitland Boulevard to EB I-4: 1 right lane closed.
From Sunday 04/12/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Crossing dump trucks

Crossing dump trucks on Ramp C intermittently with the use of flaggers and police officers. Work will be performed Sunday thru Friday nights using a light plant to illuminate the area. We anticipate approximately 3 vehicle crossings per hour, back hauling to the surcharge area. The ramp will be broomed clear after each shift. The crossing will be for moving access material from the surcharge area. This will be on an as needed basis towards the end of this operation if there is surplus material at the surcharge area that needs to be moved to another location

Continuing: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on WB New Hampshire Street from Gurtler Court to Oakmont Lane: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/04/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 09:00 AM–04:00 PM: Staging pile driving equipment

All alerts are for planned activities, which may be cancelled or changed due to weather and other circumstances.


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I-4 Maitland Interchange Project Begins

The extensive revamping of the Maitland interchange on Interstate 4 (I-4) has begun, as construction crews work to remove the large dirt mound on the eastbound side of the highway.

The gently rising hill, known humorously as Mount Maitland, had been built years earlier to reinforce the spot after a huge, ancient sinkhole was found during an earlier improvement project. In order to stabilize the area, the construction team pumped grout into the sinkhole. The strong supportive material eventually filled an underground area that was as large as a football field and the equivalent, top to bottom, to the SunTrust Center office tower.

With the ground now stabilized, the mound on top is no longer needed, and its removal signals one of the first highly visible starting points for the I-4 Ultimate project. By the end of the project, commuters should see great improvement in traffic flow around the interchange, as well as a beautiful, curving pedestrian bridge over I-4 that increases safety and visual appeal.

The effort to revamp a 21-mile section of the interstate to address the current and future needs of Central Florida is expected to take six and a half years. However, there are incentives to have the Maitland portion of the project finished in three years.

The dirt from the mound is being piled in a nearby open field. As construction on I-4 Ultimate continues, that excavated dirt will be used to build up the base of the new roadway.


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I-4 Detours and Lane Closures May 14 Thru 22

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following detours and lane closures on Interstate 4 from May 14 Thru 22:

– Overnight detour scheduled for I-4 eastbound (EB) between SR 44 and I-95 on Thursday (5/14/15) from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Eastbound (EB) traffic will be detoured at the US 92 ramp and directed to eastbound (EB) US 92 to I-95.

– Thursday (5/14/15) — Nighttime detour of I-4 eastbound (EB) motorists at the US 92 ramp. Detour will direct motorists to eastbound (EB) US 92 to I-95 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
– Sunday (5/17/15) through Thursday (5/21/15) — Nighttime (8 p.m.-6 a.m.) eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) lane closures as needed for MOT work.
– Monday (5/18/15) and Friday (5/22/15) — Daytime (7 a.m.-5 p.m) I-4 eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) outside shoulder closures from SR 44 to I-95.

Motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway from the median and outside shoulders.

Motorists should be aware of traffic shifts on I-4 near SR 44 at ramp to US-92, and just west of I-95.

This project consists of widening I-4 (SR 400) to 6 lanes from east of SR 44 to west of I-95, and reconfiguration of the I-4 and US 92 Interchange. The existing left hand exit from eastbound I-4 to US 92 will be changed to a right hand exit. Project also includes 3 animal crossings.


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Florida DOT Using Billboards to Connect With Central Florida I-4 Drivers

Drivers along Interstate 4 in the Orlando metro area may notice new billboard signs installed which remind motorists the I-4 Ultimate project is soon underway in 2015.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been acquiring right of way along the interstate necessary to construct the I-4 Ultimate project for almost a decade. Through this process, FDOT has acquired the property where several billboards are located. The billboard companies [Clear Channel Outdoor, Lamar Advertising and Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor)] have been compensated for the acquisition and were allowed to continue displaying advertising through a leasing program with FDOT. Now that design of the I-4 Ultimate project has begun, FDOT will assume control of the billboards it owns. The billboards are located at:

  • Grand National Drive and Oakridge Road – A V-shaped sign on the right side of eastbound I-4.
  • I-4 and Orange Blossom Trail – A single-faced sign on the right side of I-4 along the eastbound ramp.
  • I-4 and Michigan Avenue – A single-faced sign on the left side of I-4 along the westbound ramp.
  • I-4 and Formosa Avenue and Minnesota Avenue – A V-shaped sign on the left side of westbound I-4.
  • I-4 and State Road 436 – A V-shaped sign on the right side of eastbound I-4.

Each of these billboards is located in the FDOT-owned right of way and will need to be removed as I-4 is widened. The exact timeline is not yet known — the billboards may need to be removed soon after construction begins, or may be able to remain well into construction.

To increase public awareness of the I-4 Ultimate project and the changes about to occur, FDOT intends to use these billboards in the meantime for project-specific messages. FDOT terminated the leases with the advertising agencies and provided Clear Channel Outdoor, Lamar Advertising and Outfront Media with a 30-day notice to relinquish the space.

It is important to note that FDOT owns these billboards and has made the cost-effective decision to use space it already owns to provide information to Central Floridians. FDOT is not purchasing any advertising space, and the only cost associated with this outreach campaign is the production and installation of the vinyl for the billboards.

During I-4 construction, and always, motorists are reminded to pay attention to road conditions, buckle up, and don’t text and drive.

I-4 Ultimate Construction Project Ready to Begin

I-4 Ultimate is an important project for Central Florida. The 21-mile makeover — from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County — will transform the region while connecting our communities, improving our economy and enhancing livability for everyone.

The goal of I-4 Ultimate is to create a signature corridor that connects communities, improves economies and enhances livability throughout the region. I-4 Ultimate is designed to reflect the best of Central Florida’s local context, history, unique community character and landscaping. Explore this section of the website to learn more about how this distinctive and memorable design will reinforce mobility, enhance the driver’s experience, engage communities and maximize accessibility.

Aesthetics

The I-4 Ultimate project is going to completely revamp the face of Central Florida. Most importantly, it will improve traffic flow by easing congestion. Some exciting things to look forward to include:

  • Four new tolled Express Lanes (two in each direction)
  • Thirteen widened bridges, 74 replaced bridges and 53 new bridges
  • Fifteen reconstructed major interchanges
  • A world-class signature pedestrian bridge
  • Accent lighting
  • Fountain illumination
  • Art sculptures and monuments
  • Bold landscape design
  • Monumental direct-connect pylons
  • Bridge architecture
  • Concrete paving
  • Steel tub girders
  • Architectural cladding

Innovation

FDOT is at the forefront of technological innovations and is shaping the way departments of transportation across the country generate new and better value for every transportation dollar invested. The I-4 Ultimate project is no exception. FDOT demanded innovation, and I-4 Mobility Partners delivered, offering 25 approved alternative technical concepts (innovative ideas) and 27 project technical enhancements (enhanced features).

Alternative technical concepts are proposed changes to basic configurations, the project scope, design criteria or construction criteria and provide an approach that is equal to or better than the requirements requested by FDOT. For I-4 Ultimate, I-4 Mobility Partners’ alternative technical concepts focus on:

  • Providing greater traffic flow reliability with auxiliary lanes and added movements
  • Providing greater consistency in driver expectancy and reduced travel times
  • Enhancing driver safety with sight distance improvements and alignments
  • Providing better community connections
  • Incorporating sustainability features, such as reutilized and recycled materials
  • Using better technology to improve long-term operations

Sound Abatement

The I-4 Ultimate project may include construction of sound barriers to help reduce sound between the interstate and adjacent neighborhoods. Many factors determine sound barrier locations. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted multiple noise studies for the 21-mile I-4 project. Currently, eight locations in Orange and Seminole counties are eligible for sound barriers. A majority of property owners adjacent to the proposed barriers indicated their support for them when surveyed by FDOT. Based upon the completed noise studies, construction of sound barriers is considered for eight residential communities adjacent to I-4.

Historic Preservation

Central Florida is rich in history, with hundreds of buildings, districts and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Several of these places are within the project limits of I-4 Ultimate, including the town of Eatonville, Griffin Park and the Holden-Parramore Historic District. The team’s design was developed with historic preservation in mind, so impacts to these important areas will be lessened.

Once I-4 Ultimate is complete, the corridor will be a celebration of local history and heritage and will serve as a true reminder of what makes Central Florida unique. – See more at: http://i4ultimate.com/project-info/special-features/#sthash.paS76J4w.dpuf


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