Seminole County – A major construction project on Interstate 4 in the Sanford area is now complete. The project includes a new loop ramp at State Road (SR) 46 as well as a 3.5 mile long section of roadway along the interstate called a collector-distributor, which eliminates weaving among exiting and merging traffic on the interstate itself.
Construction began in May 2011 with an initial cost of $25.9 million. In March 2012, the project cost was increased to $33.7 million so that SR 46 could be widened in preparation for the SR 429 Wekiva Parkway connection. This saved several million dollars and shaved months off future projects. The improvements increase safety and efficiency in the corridor between SR 46 and SR 417. Throughout the project, new lighting has been added and all westbound I-4 signage has been replaced. This includes several large overhead sign structures.
The Florida Department of Transportation urges you to buckle up, pay attention and don’t text and drive.
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