Orlando — Drivers utilizing the eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) on ramps in downtown Orlando will have another option beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9.
The I-4 Ultimate team is opening a temporary on-ramp to eastbound I-4 from Ivanhoe Boulevard. This ramp will be accessible from the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Ivanhoe Boulevard. The existing on-ramp at this intersection to the temporary ramp system will also remain in place, and is intended for use by those seeking access to Princeton Street, Par Street and Fairbanks Avenue.
The temporary ramp provides drivers another option to access eastbound I-4. Other options include entering the eastbound I-4 mainline at Anderson Street, or using the temporary ramp system and elevated frontage lanes along I-4 that begin at Garland Avenue and Amelia Street. An illustration of these options is available here: https://fdot.tips/ivanhoe.
Further plans to ease downtown congestion include adding a second lane to the temporary ramp system north of Princeton Street to absorb more traffic and provide an easier merge to eastbound I-4. Work is beginning on that project. Once that project is completed, the temporary ramp at Ivanhoe Boulevard will close. Both could occur sometime next week.
Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.