Rolling roadblocks to begin overnight on eastbound I-4

Traffic officials want to warn drivers ahead of construction


ORLANDO, Fla. – Rolling roadblocks will begin at midnight Tuesday on the eastbound side of Interstate 4, from Kissimmee to southwest Orlando, officials said.

The roadblocks are scheduled from midnight to 5 a.m. each night, and they may continue through March 31, according to a news release from the Central Florida division of the Florida Department of Transportation.

The only exceptions are that no roadblocks will be in place Friday night, anytime Saturday or during the day Sunday.

The entrance ramps to eastbound I-4 from northbound Kirkman Road and Universal Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, in conjunction with the rolling roadblocks, to accommodate construction.

Drivers will be detoured north, via Vineland Road, to the I-4 eastbound entrance from Conroy Road.

The rolling roadblocks will begin just north of State Road 535 and end at the Grand National Drive overpass just beyond the I-4/Kirkman Road interchange, the news release said.

The roadblocks and temporary closures of eastbound I-4 entrance ramps create a 30-minute window for crews to set up girders extending over I-4 at the new Grand National Drive overpass, officials said.

As the rolling roadblock passes each interchange, law enforcement officers will reopen its entrance ramp.

Four eastbound I-4 entrance ramps between State Road 535 and the Grand National Drive overpass will be closed during these roadblocks.

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For more real-time traffic information on I-4, visit FL511.com.

The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new tolled express lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway, officials said.

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