The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) I-4 Ultimate project is delivering relief to motorists and nearby residents with the scheduled opening of the westbound State Road (S.R.) 408 flyover ramp to westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) on Sunday, July 26.
The westbound S.R. 408 ramp to westbound I-4 is the final flyover ramp to open at the newly redesigned interchange, improving the connection between I-4 and S.R. 408 by removing merging points and enhancing safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Central Florida’s two busiest highways.
After the 120-foot tall flyover opens, the antiquated interchange trumpet ramp system, that isolates the Griffin Park neighborhood from the rest of the Parramore area, will be demolished in the coming months. In 2022, Terry Avenue will be extended south under S.R. 408 intersecting with Gore Street, reconnecting the community. The extension will be constructed under a different contract. Sound abatement barriers have been constructed on the shoulders of the new ramps nearest to Griffin Park further reducing impacts of traffic on nearby homes.
As closures and detours continue, it is important for motorists to pay close attention to signage as familiar routes may have changed. Drivers should avoid distractions, adjust their speed, and allow plenty of time to navigate the I-4 Ultimate work zone.
Modifications or extensions to these schedules may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are encouraged to follow @I4Ultimate on Twitter or visit I4Ultimate.com for updates.