A traffic shift of eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4) between South Street and Colonial Drive (State Road 50) is scheduled to take place overnight on Saturday, May 6.
The traffic shift is a major milestone for the I-4 Ultimate project as it shifts I-4 to newly constructed bridges in downtown Orlando. The eastbound I-4 traffic shift will move three lanes onto newly constructed, temporary bridges between eastbound and westbound I-4. An illustration of the eastbound I-4 traffic shift is available online at http://fdot.tips/EBI4shift.
During the traffic shift operation, motorists should expect multiple lane and ramp closures. The eastbound I-4 entrance ramps from westbound State Road 408 and Anderson Street will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. The eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Amelia Street will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. View the detour routes at http://fdot.tips/shiftdetours.
The new temporary bridges were constructed because of the lack of right-of-way space in the tight quarters of downtown Orlando. By moving I-4 traffic onto the temporary bridges, it gives I-4 Ultimate construction crews the opportunity to begin demolishing the existing eastbound I-4 bridges and constructing new bridges.
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.