I-4 Ultimate crews shift exit ramp in downtown Orlando

Video: I-4 Ultimate crews shut down exit ramp in downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new ramp opened on I-4 this weekend in downtown Orlando.

The project moved the Colonial Drive exit up a mile from the old one and drivers will have to make the adjustment for an entire year.

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The new exit ramp will be located on the left side of the road. Once commuters exit, they will have to take Orange Avenue to get access to Colonial Drive. The move came on Saturday and is expected to affect about 12,000 drivers a day.

"They are going to need to exit before they really even get into the downtown area," said I-4 Ultimate spokesperson David Parks. "They are going to need to exit in College Park."

Workers are tearing down the old ramp to Colonial Drive so they can build a new road.

"We can do the work that we need to do while still letting drivers get where they need to go," Parks said. "Although that route may be different than what they are used to."

After the construction is finished in a year, drivers will revert back to exiting on the right-hand side again.