Travel Updates Related to COVID-19
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In leading the implementation of Executive Orders 20-86, issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation has received an increase of questions regarding COVID-19 while traveling to Florida through flights
or state highways.
To assist the public, the Florida Department of Health has created a COVID-19 Call Center to answer travel-related questions during this time. The call center
is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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~ Segments of westbound general use lanes and SR 408 interchange to be completed 1-2 months early ~
April 11, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Furthering Governor Ron DeSantis’ direction to accelerate transportation projects across Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is expediting significant portions of the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando. With the ability to increase lane closures and extend work hours because of the reduction in traffic from COVID-19, FDOT plans to complete segments of the westbound general use lanes and their connection to the SR 408 interchange by Summer 2020, which is 1-2 months earlier. This acceleration will also help continue to provide much-needed jobs throughout Central Florida.
“The Department completely understands that I-4 is a major artery within our state’s transportation system and delivering these significant portions of the I-4 Ultimate Project is a huge win for Florida’s residents and economy,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “We are thrilled to accelerate as many segments of the project as possible so Central Florida residents can experience enhanced mobility on the corridor once we return to normal after COVID-19.”
The $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project will reconstruct 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434 in Longwood. The specific segments of the I-4 Ultimate project that will be accelerated include:
Acceleration of work in these areas will put more lanes of westbound I-4 into final configuration, reduce the number of construction sequences that would have occurred, and greatly reduce congestion through the most heavily traveled interchange within the I-4 Ultimate project.
No additional costs will be incurred or paid to accelerate these work activities. Maps of the planned detours and lane closures are attached and posted below reference.
FDOT continues to look for opportunities to accelerate projects across the state during this low traffic period and will share those updates as they are available.
Read the press release here.
View the planned detours and lane closures here.
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I-4 Corridor Map
S.R. 408 - I-4 Interchange
I-4 over Livingston-Amelia
I-4 - S.R. 50
I-4 - S.R. 434
~ Reduction in traffic allows state to expedite transportation improvements, provide needed jobs ~
April 1, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has started accelerating critical infrastructure projects, which are valued at $2.1 Billion. Due to a reduction
in traffic throughout Florida during the fight against COVID-19, FDOT will expedite crucial improvements to the state’s transportation system and provide much needed jobs.
“The Governor understands that Florida’s transportation system is the backbone of our economy and FDOT is proud to accelerate projects, which will help expedite goods to market and provide much needed jobs throughout the state,” said
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “Safety is our top priority, so we will continue to ensure that employees have the sanitation supplies needed to follow the guidance from the CDC and work with our industry
partners to implement these same precautions to keep workers safe and healthy.”
Following an initial review of all pending construction projects across all FDOT districts, including the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, FDOT has identified the following projects to be accelerated:
Several other projects, by region, include:
View the Accelerated Project Map here.
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