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I-4 Express PD&E Study

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DeLand, FL 32720

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Welcome

Interstate 4 (I-4) is a major highway connecting the west and east coasts of Florida, from the Tampa Bay area in the Gulf Coast, through Metropolitan Orlando and to Daytona Beach on the Atlantic shoreline. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has studied the corridor over the last several decades and has carried out many improvement projects including widening the roadway, constructing additional lanes and improving interchanges.

The most recent project, the I-4 Ultimate, is a 21-mile improvement project which will add four new express lanes in the center of I-4. The I-4 Ultimate project covers the area of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road to east of SR 434. The express lanes will relieve traffic congestion by giving travelers an option to use the lanes by paying a toll. The toll price will go up or down depending on the amount of traffic that is on I-4 at any given time of the day. To further improve mobility, access to and from these special lanes will be limited to designated on and off points. FDOT is in the process of acquiring a team to begin construction of the I-4 Ultimate project by Fall/Winter 2014.

How Express Lanes Keep Traffic Moving In Florida

To provide the same level of congestion relief to other parts of the interstate, FODT has begun the Beyond I-4 Ultimate PD&E reevaluation study. This study covers approximately 40 miles of the remaining critical portions of I-4, outside of the I-4 Ultimate project area. This includes the segments of I-4 from Kirkman Road south to US 27 in Polk County and from SR 434 to SR 472 in Volusia County. To comply with Federal and State regulations, the original environmental documents are being updated for these segments. Click onthis link for more information on these environmtal documents.

 

      Study At-A-Glance

    

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District
Five (Central Florida)

Start Date
March 2013

Est. Completion Date
Dec 2014

Cost
$1.3 Billion

Lengths and Limits
Approximately 40 miles of Interstate 4, from US 27 in Polk County to SR 435 in Orange County, and SR 434 in Seminole County to SR 472 in Volusia County.

Contractor
HNTB Corporation

Project Manager
Beata Stys-Palasz, P.E.