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February 12, 2018


Steve Olson, 386-943-5479



Westbound S.R. 408 On-Ramps from I-4 and Off-Ramp to Westbound I-4 Closing for Six Nights

Orlando — The I-4 Ultimate project will hit a major milestone this week, as the first bridge girders, a structural component used to support bridge decks and traffic, are set in place for new flyover ramps at Interstate 4 (I-4) and State Road (S.R.) 408.


The first bridge motorists will notice taking shape is a portion of the flyover ramp from eastbound and westbound I-4 to westbound S.R. 408.


To accommodate the safe placement of bridge girders, the eastbound and westbound S.R. 408 entrance ramps from I-4 and westbound S.R. 408 exit ramp to westbound I-4 are closing for six nights over a two-week period beginning Tuesday, Feb. 13.


The ramp closures begin each night at 9 p.m. and conclude at 6 a.m. the following morning. The six scheduled dates for the overnight ramp closures are February 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 21-22, 23-24 and 26-27. These closures are necessary to safely place bridge girders for the new S.R. 408 ramps over the existing roadway.


A handout illustrating the closures and corresponding detours is available online to view or download at: http://fdot.tips/WB408. To view or download a handout detailing the final configuration of the I-4 and S.R. 408 interchange, please visit: http://fdot.tips/sr408.


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. The work includes adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway.


For questions, please contact FDOT Communications Manager Steve Olson at (386) 943-5479/steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us or the I-4 Ultimate Public Information Officer David Parks at davidparks@i4ultimate.com.




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ATTENTION MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES: The live construction camera atop the SunTrust Center will be repositioned to focus on these nighttime operations. Watch the construction activity at: http://fdot.tips/i4camera.