New ramp from SR-408 to open as part of I-4 Ultimate Project

New ramp‘s location does not match previous exit

Road crews in Orlando are ready to unveil a new ramp that will bring a sigh of relief to thousands of drivers.

“It’s an exciting time for this project. We’re seeing more and more completing each week, each month. I think drivers are starting to see that and ease up their drive a little bit,” Jessica Ottaviano with Florida Department of Transportation said.

On Saturday, a new ramp from eastbound State Road 408 to Orange Avenue will open for drivers.

“That’s a ramp that’s been closed since late April while crews reconstructed the ramp,” David Parks, with I-4 Ultimate Project said.

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The closure, destruction and remodel was part of the I-4 Ultimate Project.

The new ramp will come up about half a mile sooner than the previous exit.

Crews said that because of the location change, the ramp will not be accessible for anyone getting on S.R. 408 from I-4.

“I-4 drivers will not be able to use this exit to get to Orange Avenue. Westbound I-4 drivers can exit to Anderson street and follow Anderson street to Orange Avenue and eastbound I-4 drivers can exit to South Street and follow that to Anderson and eventually to Orange Avenue,” Parks explained.

The tolls, which had been suspended due to construction, will be put back in place as early as next Thursday, officials said.

Correction:News 6 initially reported the ramp was westbound. We regret the error.