Lane change striping creates hazardous conditions on I-4 in downtown Orlando, drivers say

By: Mark Boxley

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A lane shift on eastbound Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando has caused some drivers distress as new striping crossed old and has made maneuvering the highway difficult.

“(The new lines) just came out of nowhere, the squiggly lines,” driver Jeanne Grimm said. “I’m just like, ‘Oh my God, where do I go?’ I didn’t even have time to react. (It’s) so scary. Very dangerous.”

Grimm contacted Channel 9 after she nearly hit another driver going westbound on I-4 in downtown Orlando.

When she saw the new striping on the eastbound lanes, she was concerned that other drivers might not make it out unscathed like she did.

“If my brain didn’t know how to react when I saw that, and it’s only a matter of seconds,” Grimm said. “Slow down, slow down, and if you don’t know that road, take it easy.”

The new striping from the weekend lane shifts is dashed white and black, but some motorists have complained that the old lines were still too prominent on the roadway.

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