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FDOT installing signs to alert drivers when wrong-way driver is on I-4

Detectors will notify law enforcement when wrong-way driver is on I-4

Crews with the Florida Department of Transportation are installing signs to alert drivers when a wrong-way driver is on Interstate 4.
Crews with the Florida Department of Transportation are installing signs to alert drivers when a wrong-way driver is on Interstate 4. (FDOT)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Crews with the Florida Department of Transportation are installing signs to alert drivers when a wrong-way driver is on Interstate 4.

FDOT officials said signs will be installed in Orange County, Seminole County, and Volusia County at eight I-4 interchanges:

  • Central Florida Parkway
  • Sand Lake Road
  • Lake Mary Boulevard
  • County Road
  • S.R. 46
  • U.S. 17-92
  • Dirksen Drive
  • Saxon Boulevard
FDOT officials said signs will be installed in Orange County, Seminole County, and Volusia County at eight I-4 interchanges.
FDOT officials said signs will be installed in Orange County, Seminole County, and Volusia County at eight I-4 interchanges. (FDOT)

Construction started on this project in September, according to FDOT.

The second set of signs will be installed in the Spring of 2021 at the I-4 off-ramps at S.R. 472, Orange Camp Road, and S.R. 44, according to FDOT.

A sign will be able to detect when a wrong-way driver hits the road and lights on wrong-way signs will flash to let the driver know they are not going in the right direction.

The Regional Transportation Management Center system will also broadcast a wrong-way driver alert on electronic messaging boards on the interstate to warn other drivers.
The Regional Transportation Management Center system will also broadcast a wrong-way driver alert on electronic messaging boards on the interstate to warn other drivers. (FDOT)

If the driver keeps going in the wrong direction, detectors will notify investigators.

The Regional Transportation Management Center system will also broadcast a wrong-way driver alert on electronic messaging boards on the interstate to warn other drivers.


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