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

New shift on I-4 westbound near JYP

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.

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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.”

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.

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.