All work on the project has been completed. The Florida Department of Transportation accepted this project from the contractor on February 7, 2020 -- 80 days ahead of contract time!
This project relocated the exit point to I-4 (Exit 261) almost one mile to the north and created a 1.25 mile two-lane ramp that is separated from the mainline travel lanes by guardrail.
The two-lane ramp extends to the previous area where the ramps split to go east or west on I-4. Each ramp lane feeds directly into the existing ramps onto eastbound and westbound I-4, allowing for traffic to get into the correct ramp lane well before the current decision point where the ramp splits to the two directions of I-4.
These improvements will increase safety and traffic flow for southbound I-75 approaching interstate 4.
New southbound I-75 ramp to I-4 now open in its final configuration!
The southbound I-75 Exit 261 ramp to I-4 opened in its final configuration December 11, 2019, adding almost another half mile to the exit lane and opening a second lane on the ramp all the way to the split to eastbound/westbound I-4.
Once on the ramp, drivers now have use of two lanes for over one mile approaching I-4. At the decision point to go to eastbound or westbound I-4, traffic in the right lane flows onto westbound I-4; traffic in the left lane flows onto eastbound I-4.
This new ramp opened in a temporary configuration on October 25, 2019.
- There are no lane closures at this time.