Accelerated I-4 ConstructionPosted on: May 11, 2020
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.