Fairbanks curve to undergo construction

Two-week project will work on paving of I-4 westbound lanes

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A reputable hazardous section of Interstate 4, nicknamed the "Fairbanks Curve," will undergo construction beginning Monday night and is slated to last about two weeks.

According to a release from the Florida Department of Transportation, the work will occur on the westbound side of I-4, between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Fairbanks curve

The two-phase, two-week project will include removing striping and grinding down concrete on westbound lanes, and also will include more infrastructure work on the westbound side. Unexpected weather conditions may prolong the project's schedule, according to the release.

The project's second phase will include laying down asphalt, called an overlay, to cover the ground-down concrete surface.

The project will cost $377,838 and is contracted by Ranger Construction.

The Florida Department of Transportation urges drivers to buckle up, to be careful in construction zones and to not text and drive.

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