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Facility will be Modified to a Truck-Only Parking Area

 

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Starting as soon as Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is permanently removing the car and trailer parking area at the eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) rest area, two miles north of State Road (S.R.) 434 in Longwood. The facility will be modified to a truck-only parking area.

This modification is being done to accommodate a new stormwater pond for a new eastbound I-4 auxiliary lane from the end of the I‑4 Ultimate project to west of Lake Mary Boulevard. The new pond will permanently remove the parking area for cars and trailers. There will be no changes to the current truck parking area or the use of the facilities for truck drivers.

While traveling through this corridor, drivers have a variety of options for taking a break from the road, including interchanges at S.R. 436 (Exit 92), S.R. 434 (Exit 94), Lake Mary Boulevard (Exit 98), County Road (C.R.) 46A (Exit 101A), and S.R. 46 (Exit 101C).

Park and ride facilities are available at the Dirksen Drive interchange (Exit 108 to 295 Debary Ave.) and at the Saxon Boulevard interchange (Exit 111B west to 1299 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763) for motorists to take a break from the road; however, there are no restroom facilities at these locations.

The auxiliary lane construction is part of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate improvement projects along I-4 in Seminole County. Other improvements include the resurfacing of eastbound I-4 travel lanes from the end of the I-4 Ultimate project to C.R. 46A, and from S.R. 46 to east of U.S. 17-92, and reconstructing the E.E. Williamson Road bridge over I-4.

View or download a handout with more information about the I-4 rest area modification at: I4Beyond.com/truck.

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.

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