Accelerated I-4 Construction

Posted on: May 11, 2020
Traffic Cones / I-4 Ultimate Construction / Personal Injury and Civil Trial Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Sanford Lake Mary Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.Two of the biggest residential complaints about I-4 over the last several years have consistently been safety and aggravating traffic. But in a world where no one goes out and everyone stays off the road, both of those complaints have largely gone quiet among residents. Not so much for law enforcement, however.

In Lake Mary, where the end of the I-4 Ultimate Project always sees an uptick in speed, the Police Department has been clocking people at speeds more excessive than normal. One officer in April said there was a car she clocked at 104 mph, when the posted speed is 65. “The traffic is very minimal,” she went on to explain, “so therefore people think it’s just an open roadway and treat it like a raceway.”

But over in Orlando, where the bulk of the I-4 construction has always hampered traffic and created a nuisance, the governor issued specific orders to pick up the pace, taking advantage of less vehicles to redirect. The Florida Department of Transportation even released this report earlier today.

I-4 Ultimate has been able to safely accelerate construction by combining closures and shifts that normally would have required many more weeks and multiple steps to accomplish. While encouraged to avoid using westbound I-4 through the downtown area, motorists should allow extra time to seek an alternate route or to navigate the area. Drivers are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone and follow posted detour signs. Modifications or extensions to these schedules may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Any changes will be communicated as soon as they are available.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, OrangeVolusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.

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