Here's what you need to know about the I-4 Amelia Street Exit

Project will take about 18 months to complete

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Starting Wednesday, drivers heading east on Interstate 4 will not be able to get off at the Amelia Street exit.

A temporary off-ramp is being added as part of the I-4 Ultimate construction project.

Anyone who usually gets off at the Amelia Street Exit will have to drive past it until they reach a traffic light taking them to Colonial Drive.

 

 

Once on Colonial Drive, drivers will have the option of staying on Hughey Avenue or making a left or right onto Amelia Street.

A special U-turn lane will also allow drivers onto Hughey Avenue, which can be taken south back to Amelia.

"If this is your regular ramp and you travel this every day, you’re one of 12,000 drivers (who) depend on this ramp every single day, so allow a little bit of extra time," said David Parks, I-4 Ultimate spokesman. "Crews need to come in and do some work in this area where the current ramp is. This ramp does eventually come back

The Florida Department of Transportation posted a video showing all the different routes drivers can take to reach their destination. 

Crews will be working on the project for about 18 months, according to FDOT.

The I-4 Ultimate is a major overhaul of Interstate 4 through Central Florida.

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