Hurricane Ian Update: Catastrophic Storm Surge, Winds and Flooding Expected

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ian was located about 45 miles west-northwest of Naples, Florida. Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h). This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is forecast today, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move onshore within the hurricane warning area in a few hours, move over central Florida tonight and Thursday morning and emerge over the read more…

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Hurricane Ian Update: New Watches and Warnings Issued for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

At 1100 AM EDT, the center of Hurricane Ian was located about 305 miles south-southwest of Sarasota, Florida. Ian is moving toward the north near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north-northeast with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday.

On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico in a couple of hours, pass west of the Florida Keys later today, and approach the read more…

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Hurricane Ian Update: Road Construction and Lane Closures Suspended in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has suspended all lane closures in the Tampa Bay area. With Hurricane Ian approaching, the Department has directed FDOT road and bridge contractors to temporarily suspend all operations on active construction projects within the projected path.

All available lanes will remain open on the interstate and State Road system in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties.

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I-4 Lane Closures in Tampa Bay Area Thru September 29

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-4 construction projects in the Tampa Bay area through Thursday, September 29, 2022.

I-4 westbound ramp to US 92/US 301 (Exit 7)Lane closures: Monday, September 26 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27

I-4 just east of CR 579/Mango Road (Exit 10)Lane closures: Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29 from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (eastbound)

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I-4 Lane Closures in Tampa Bay Area Thru September 24, 2022

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-4 construction or maintenance operations in Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay area thru September 24, 2022.

I-4 westbound ramp to US 92/US 301 (Exit 7)Lane closures: Monday, September 19 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20

I-4 just east of CR 579/Mango Road (Exit 10)Lane closures: Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. read more…

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Double-Lane Closures, Traffic Delays for I-4 Paving Beginning September 22

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that on Monday, September 19, through Thursday, September 22, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, there will be double inside lane closures on I-4 westbound between west of C.R. 4139 (Cassadaga Road) and east of S.R. 44 for paving operations.

Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Always drive safely and avoid distractions when driving through a work zone.

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Ramp Closures, Detour for Paving Project on I-4 in Volusia County Begin Tonight

The Florida Department of Transportation alerts I-4 motorists traveling through Volusia County, to please be advised: The Interstate 4 (I-4) eastbound off-ramps onto eastbound State Road (S.R.) 44 (Exit 118A; New Smyrna Beach) and westbound S.R. 44 (Exit 118B; DeLand Historic District) will be closed tonight, August 25, and Sunday, August 28, from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each night for paving operations on the ramps. This work is part of a larger project to resurface I-4 from west of County read more…

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I-4 Ramp Closure, Detours for Construction in Deland Sunday

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the entrance ramp onto Interstate 4 (I-4) westbound from Orange Camp Road (County Road 4116) in Deland will be closed on Sunday, August 21, from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each night for paving operations on the ramp. This work is part of a larger project to resurface I-4 from west of County Road 4139 to east of S.R. 44.

Traffic will be directed by electronic message boards and other signage during the ramp closures, and the following read more…

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I-4 at ChampionsGate DDI Open but Much Remain to be Done

The new diverging diamond interchange (#DDI) pattern is open at C.R. 532 and I-4 near ChampionsGate but be advised that work will continue to add pedestrian and bicycle features, curbing, landscaping, and more.

More importantly to I-4 drivers, the traffic bottleneck continues. The real issue is that additional lanes on Interstate 4 in both directions are still under construction under a different project with a separate completion date. Once that is complete drivers should see some relief, read more…

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I-4 ChampionsGate Exit Converts to Diverging Diamond Interchange in July

One of Interstate 4’s most problematic traffic bottlenecks may be about to change for the better.

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that motorists in the ChampionsGate area should be aware of a new traffic pattern coming to County Road 532 (Exit 58) under I-4 as soon as Sunday, July 10, when the roadway converts to a diverging diamond interchange (#DDI) configuration.

A “Diverging Diamond” interchange (DDI) eliminated left turn phases at traffic signals. It also reduces read more…

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Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Attraction Lands at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A legendary F-104 Starfighter flyby kicked off the grand opening of Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Confetti and sparks flew as Jerry Jacobs, Jr., CEO, Delaware North, Janet Petro, director, Kennedy Space Center and Therrin Protze, COO, K read more…

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Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Attraction Lands at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A legendary F-104 Starfighter flyby kicked off the grand opening of Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Confetti and sparks flew as Jerry Jacobs, Jr., CEO, Delaware North, Janet Petro, director, Kennedy Space Center and Therrin Protze, COO, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, pushed a ceremonial red button to officially welcome guests and invite them to a first glimpse inside the new, 50,000-square-foot attraction.

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Two Interstate 4 Projects Set to Begin in 2022

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that two new Interstate 4 projects are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022.

These include the reconstruction of the Daryl Carter Parkway overpass. This project will add three new ramps connecting Interstate 4 (I-4) to Daryl Carter Parkway: exit ramps from both directions of I-4 to Daryl Carter Parkway and an entrance ramp to eastbound I-4. It will also convert the existing Daryl Carter Parkway overpass to a diverging diamond read more…

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