Here’s when the I-4 Ultimate express lanes will open

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation says they expect to open the Interstate 4 express lanes this weekend.

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FDOT crews are expected to have all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-4 Express open to traffic as early as 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

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They’ll require electronic toll payments, like E-PASS or SunPass.

FDOT says I-4 Express will open with an introductory rate of 50 cents per tolling segment. During the introductory period, traveling the length of I-4 express will cost $3.50 eastbound and $3.00 westbound.

FDOT says the new managed lanes can take on different forms as needed to address congestion along the highway. They include reversible lanes, high-occupancy lanes, and express lanes.

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I-4 Express runs from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County.

The express lanes are separated from the rest of traffic by a concrete wall with limited access points.

FDOT is advising drivers who plan to use the express lanes to plan their trip carefully and allow for extra time for congestion.

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To access an interactive map of the express lanes, click here.

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