Wrong-way detection systems heading to I-4 express lanes

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Safety changes are underway on the I-4 express lanes.

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There have been at least two reported wrong-way driver incidents on the express lanes.

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FDOT said installation is underway for wrong-way vehicle detection systems on direct connect ramps.

Those systems will flash lights and alert FDOT traffic managers and law enforcement so they can track down that wrong-way driver.

Installation for those wrong-way systems take several months. FDOT is hoping to have some online by the end of the year.

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In the first month, FDOT collected more than $1.4 million in revenue from the express lanes.

The current rate is still the introductory price of 50 cents per tolling segment. It’s unclear when the department will switch to a dynamic tolling system.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.