The $2.3 Billion I-4 Ultimate Project Will Confront “Big Jump” in Traffic

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Central Florida residents might hope that the rebuilding of Interstate 4 currently snarling traffic is a success and that by 2030 the region’s most disliked road treats motorists like a Swiss watch marking time. The Florida Department of Transportation anticipates that daily traffic on I-4 will jump from 188,000 vehicles now, along a stretch between [ ] Ivanhoe Boulevard and Princeton Street, to 230,000 in 2030.” The report adds, “Not to worry, according to the team building and maintaining the ‘I-4 Ultimate’ project; what is now multilane dysfunction will become a more satisfying experience after $2.3 billion worth of work. [Link added.] ‘When our team completes construction in 2021, the Orlando stretch will be a better-functioning highway,’ states I-4 Mobility Partners, a consortium.”