• I-4 Ultimate: Noticeable change coming to area near Mall at Millenia

    By: Sarahbeth Ackerman


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Get ready for another noticeable change on I-4 as crews reach another stage of the I-4 Ultimate project.

    Late Monday night into Tuesday morning, crews will shift the traffic pattern along I-4 westbound between John Young Parkway and Conroy Road.

    A new, temporary ramp system will combine traffic from the I-4 westbound on-ramp at John Young Parkway to the I-4 exit ramp to Conroy.


    The exit for the westbound I-4 ramp to Conroy Road (Exit 78) will shift nearly a half-mile sooner, FDOT said. Traffic will exit westbound I-4 to a temporary two-lane ramp system. 

    “As you come up and over John Young Parkway, start looking on the right-hand side for that exit ramp just after passing the Harley-Davidson dealer,” said I-4 Ultimate spokesperson Dave Parks. “Folks coming on I-4 from John Young Parkway will stay to the right and go about another half-mile down this temporary roadway before joining I-4.”

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    If you use John Young Parkway to get on I-4 westbound, you will continue to get on the ramp just as you always did, but you will stay on the ramp longer, until you merge with I-4 traffic, Parks said. 

    Drivers entering westbound I-4 from John Young Parkway must be prepared to merge onto westbound I-4 to avoid continuing to Conroy Road, FDOT said.

    According to Parks, 16,000 cars exit to Conroy Road from westbound I-4 each day, and 10,500 cars get onto westbound I-4 from John Young Parkway each day. 

    Parks said this traffic pattern will be in place for a couple of months.

    On Monday night, the westbound I-4 on-ramp from John Young Parkway and the exit ramp to Conroy Road will temporarily close to shift the ramps to the temporary ramp system, FDOT said.

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    This change isn't the only one westbound I-4 drivers will experience this week. FDOT crews on Monday closed the ramp from Amelia Street to I-4 westbound. The closure will last for 18 months. Click here to read more about that project and to see the best detour.


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