This project will convert the Sand Lake Road and I-4 interchange into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). Unlike a conventional interchange, the lanes in a DDI cross over to the left side of the roadway at a traffic signal. That limits the number of traffic signal phases and allows drivers to make left turns without crossing oncoming traffic. The lanes then change back to the right side of the road at another traffic signal. These improvements will help to accommodate future projected traffic demand and improve driver safety and efficiency.
In a variation of the typical DDI design, the reconfigured interchange will include a new loop ramp from westbound Sand Lake Road to Turkey Lake Road. Motorists traveling westbound on Sand Lake Road who want to access Turkey Lake Road south of the interchange will no longer turn left across traffic. Instead, they will enter the loop ramp on the right and pass over Sand Lake Road. At the end of the ramp, they can choose to travel north or south on Turkey Lake Road.
Construction began spring 2023 and is anticipated to reach completion in 2027.
For the most up-to-date information and status on this project, please visit I4Beyond.com/SandLake.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding project plans on the Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road (S.R.) 482) interchange project; the I-4 and Daryl Carter Parkway interchange project; and extensions to I-4 Express on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. The virtual public meeting will take place March 6 and the in-person meeting will be held March 7.
FDOT encourages community involvement and is offering this public meeting in person and virtually to provide more ways to participate. All attendees, regardless of which platform they choose, will receive the same information.
- In-Person Open House Option: Participants may attend in person by going to the Rosen Event Center, 11184 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836 on Thursday, March 7, any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project displays, speak with project team members, and submit comments or questions. If attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. If you are feeling unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.
- Virtual Option: Interested persons may join over the Internet from a computer, tablet or mobile device to see a looping video presentation on Wednesday, March 6, any time from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For this option, advance registration is required by visiting fdot.tips/I4Meeting. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. If using a mobile device, use the GoToWebinar app to be able to view the presentation and submit comments. If joining online, please allow adequate time to log in to view the presentation in its entirety.
For more information about the public meeting, please visit I4Beyond.com/PublicMeeting.
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