Florida DOT project to add lanes on I-4 in eastern Polk as high priority

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has designated adding express lanes on a stretch of I-4 from west of U.S. 27 to the Osceola County line as a top priority.

It’s one of five highway projects in Central Florida given accelerated construction status as FDOT addresses increasing road congestion.

As part of preparing for the construction of the Moving Florida Forward projects along the Interstate 4 (I-4) corridor in northern Polk, Osceola, and southern Orange Counties, the Florida Department of Transportation recently held an Industry Forum for the construction and engineering industries.

Hosting this forum moves these projects one step closer to delivering these projects to the local communities. Interested industry partners were given a firsthand look at technical details of these projects and information on the opportunities available to be involved in the construction of these upcoming projects. This forum included a presentation on the program scope, the individual projects, project features, procurement timelines, and procurement processes.

The plans for I-4 projects will connect with the construction already underway at the S.R. 535 interchange, the new Daryl Carter Parkway Interchange, the Sand Lake Road Interchange, and the completed I-4 Ultimate Improvements through downtown Orlando. Once completed, this series of projects and the ones currently underway not only provide regional congestion relief, but also modernizes outdated infrastructure and provides additional travel choices on this critical interstate corridor. View this map for more information on adjacent projects.

In addition to the recently held Industry Forum, as part of FDOT’s outreach program for projects, the department plans to also share information and meet with community partners and other stakeholders along these project corridors, it says in a statement.

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