Westbound Traffic Shift on I-4 near Daytona Beach
Volusia County– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is advising motorists be aware of an upcoming, westbound, lane shift on Interstate 4 near Daytona Beach, scheduled overnight tonight, and into early tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. FDOT and its contractor, The de Moya Group, are planning the nighttime lane shift on I-4 between the US 92 ramp and State Road (SR) 44, a distance of nearly 11 miles.
Currently, both eastbound and westbound traffic is sharing what was the eastbound side of I-4—which is now divided by a barrier wall. The plan calls for all westbound traffic to switch to the new concrete lanes on the regular westbound side. Eastbound traffic will stay on the eastbound side, for now.
Eventually, all traffic will switch over to the new concrete lanes on the westbound side and a barrier wall will be erected to separate eastbound and westbound traffic—similar to the temporary arrangement seen today on the eastbound side. This temporary arrangement is expected to begin in early 2015, which will allow work to occur on the eastbound side—constructing three concrete travel lanes with asphalt shoulders. Traffic is expected to be shifted to the interstate’s final configuration sometime in late 2015—with eastbound traffic on the eastbound side—and westbound traffic on the westbound side.
Throughout this process overnight, and during future construction, message boards will be in place throughout the zone guiding drivers through the area. For the most up-to-date information on road and lane closures, go to www.cflroads.com and click on ‘Lane Closures’.
Times and dates could change based on weather conditions and other variables, and updates will be provided if the schedule is modified.
The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorist to drive carefully in construction zones. All vehicle occupants should buckle up. Safety belts save lives.