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Exit ramps to Kaley Ave. from westbound I-4 are closing

Two exit ramps to Kaley Avenue from westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) will close permanently as the I-4 Ultimate project begins construction on combining the Michigan Street and Kaley Avenue interchanges.

The exits ramp from westbound I-4 to eastbound (81B) and westbound (81C) Kaley Avenue are scheduled to close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1. The alternate route is exit 81A at Michigan Street.

“The Kaley exit ramps are being redesigned so the Michigan Street and Kaley Avenue interchanges work together,” said Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager. “When completed, the I-4 Ultimate project will combine the two interchanges with braided ramps, frontage roads and free-flowing Texas U-turns to improve safety and enhance mobility.”

The Florida Department of Transportation is coordinating with the City of Orlando to ensure community members and business owners are aware of the upcoming ramp closures. The project team has sent out more than 4,000 informational mailers to remind residents and businesses of the ramp closures. In addition to detour signs and variable message boards in the area, information on the Kaley Avenue ramp closures is included weekly construction alerts sent to more than 7,500 motorists who have signed up for the service online.

For more information about I-4 interchanges at Michigan Street and Kaley Avenue, visit I4Ultimate.com/Kaley. Sign up for I-4 Construction Updates and Alerts at I4Ultimate.com.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.

The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 (I-4) from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway.