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Two more new ramps opening at Maitland Blvd interchange


Maitland — Two new ramps are scheduled to open in early to mid-December at the Maitland Boulevard (State Road 414) and Interstate 4 (I-4) interchange.

The new eastbound I-4 entrance ramp to westbound Maitland Boulevard is shifting nearly 1,500 ft. beyond the existing ramp location. This new ramp is scheduled to open the morning of Wednesday, December 7. Motorists will continue to exit on the right, but instead of depending on a traffic signal like before, they will now need to cautiously merge onto Maitland Boulevard. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at http://fdot.tips/EBI4exitWB414.

The westbound I-4 exit ramp to westbound Maitland Boulevard and Lake Destiny Road is scheduled to open as soon as mid-December. The new ramp will require motorists to exit nearly a half mile sooner. The new ramp will mitigate merging hazards and promote safety. Maitland motorists coming from westbound I-4 will be able to access northbound Lake Destiny Road without exiting onto Maitland Boulevard. An illustration of the new ramp is available online at http://fdot.tips/WBI4exitWB414.

These new ramps at the Maitland Boulevard interchange are the sixth and seventh temporary ramp configurations to open at the interchange in the past few months. Of the 15 major interchanges undergoing reconstruction as part of the 21-mile I-4 Ultimate project, the Maitland Boulevard interchange has some of the most noticeable changes in traffic patterns. The project is elevating Maitland Boulevard, adding ramp access points and eliminating select traffic signals to promote better traffic flow. To learn more about the future I-4 interchange at Maitland Boulevard, visit i4ultimate.com/futureMaitland.

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.