I-4 Ultimate Project to begin Monday

Project to last six years


ORLANDO, Fla. – For months you've heard about it with billboards along Interstate 4, and on Monday, the I-4 Ultimate Project begins, but you won't notice any major changes while you drive to work right away.

The $2.3 billion project is the biggest in the history of I-4. A 21-mile stretch of roadway from the Kirkman Road interchange all the way to State Road 434 in Longwood will be remade.

Construction will last six years, and the entire project will be worked on simultaneously. According to project spokesperson David Parks, the first phase will involve preparation. This means putting up more warning signs, clearing vegetation and creating erosion zones to keep dirt and debris off the roadway.

Drivers are urged to check the I-4 Ultimate website for construction information.  As the project begins, you'll find all detour plans, a construction map and live cameras.

Parks says that work will not affect your drive for at least a few weeks, but now is the time to think about travel alternatives, like telecommuting and SunRail.

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