Plan for a Safe Halloween

Plan for a Safe Halloween
Halloween preparation isn’t just candy, costumes, parties, or trick-or-treating. It’s also ensuring that you have a plan to avoid impaired or distracted driving. Impaired driving is defined as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal or legal drugs. Impaired driving can cause drivers to experience: Slowed reaction time. Limited short-term memory. Decreased hand-eye coordination. Weakened concentration. Difficulty perceiving time and distance. If you will […]

Safety Starts With You: Child Passenger Safety Week

Safety Starts With You: Child Passenger Safety Week
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is recognizing September 18-24, as Child Passenger Safety Week. During this time, FLHSMV is reminding parent drivers that children should always be wearing a seat belt or in a proper child safety restraint. If you are a parent driver or motorist who travels with children, read the following information on Florida safety belt laws and […]

SunPass Savings Program Provides Toll Discount for Commuters

SunPass Savings Program Provides Toll Discount for Commuters
A new toll discount program for customers who use Florida’s Turnpike System and toll facilities owned by the Florida Department of Transportation began September 1, 2022, and will run for six months. The toll relief program will give customers with at least 40 paid transactions a month a 20 percent credit to their SunPass account. Customers with 80 or more paid transactions will receive a […]

Tips for Driving in Severe Weather During Hurricane Season

Tips for Driving in Severe Weather During Hurricane Season
Floridians know that severe weather can happen at any time, and it can increase the potential for dangerous situations. This is especially true during hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November. Here are some safety tips for driving on I-4 Express or other Central Florida roadways in severe weather. In heavy fog or rain, the first thing you should do is activate your […]

I-4 Express from State Road 434 to Kennedy Boulevard Closing Overnight on July 14

I-4 Express from State Road 434 to Kennedy Boulevard Closing Overnight on July 14
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is temporarily closing eastbound and westbound I-4 Express from east of State Road (S.R.) 434 to west of Kennedy Blvd. overnight from 11 p.m. on July 14 to 5 a.m. on July 15. This closure will include the initial westbound I-4 Express slip ramp entrance at E.E. Williamson Road, the westbound I-4 Express direct connect entrance ramp from Central […]

Do You Know What Vehicles Are Allowed in I-4 Express?

Do You Know What Vehicles Are Allowed in I-4 Express?
Motorists who have driven within I-4 Express or alongside it on the nontolled lanes of Interstate 4 (I-4) likely have wondered what vehicles are permitted to use the new lanes. I-4 Express was designed to offer motorists a transportation option that provides a reliable trip through Orlando. Managed lanes, such as I-4 Express, are highway lanes designed to address congestion. They have been successfully implemented […]

Planning Essential to Knowing I-4 Express Entry and Exit Points

Planning Essential to Knowing I-4 Express Entry and Exit Points
When it opened on February 26, I-4 Express brought the first managed lanes to Central Florida. The 21 miles of I-4 Express extend from just west of Kirkman Road (State Road 435) in Orange County to just east of S.R. 434 in Seminole County. The managed lanes, two in each direction, are separated from the rest of the traffic on Interstate 4 (I-4) by a concrete barrier […]

I-4 Express Opening February 26

I-4 Express Opening February 26
Central Florida motorists will soon have a new transportation option. With infrastructure construction of the I-4 Ultimate project complete, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) anticipates opening the managed lanes, known locally as I-4 Express, to motorists on Saturday, February 26. Crews will begin opening access points of I-4 Express early Saturday morning. All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-4 Express are anticipated to be […]

Plan Your Trip on I-4 Express

Plan Your Trip on I-4 Express
There when you need it, I-4 Express is two dedicated, tolled lanes in each direction of Interstate 4 (I-4) that give motorists options when it comes to traveling around Central Florida. Though I-4 Express spans 21 miles, it has limited access points, so planning before you leave for your destination will help you understand your options and maximize the benefits of the new lanes. The […]

Kirkman Road Interchange Construction Complete, I-4 Express Opening Soon

Kirkman Road Interchange Construction Complete, I-4 Express Opening Soon
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project has reconfigured the Kirkman Road interchange, making it safer and easier to access nearby theme parks, restaurants, shopping, and hotels from Interstate 4 (I-4). Two former left-hand exits have been reconstructed as right-hand exits, eliminating the need for drivers to weave between lanes. Entrance and exit ramps have been lengthened and realigned, and a new overpass at Grand National Drive […]