Central Florida tops worst traffic list and I-4 gets special mention
Traffic on Interstate 4 can be a nightmare. In fact, two areas of that highway in Central Florida were ranked among the worst in the nation, and one of those areas is right by the theme parks. But there’s a glimmer of hope as we have learned of new details from the Florida Department of Transportation about plans to alleviate the congestion.
Plan would add lanes in each direction of State Road 408
The Central Florida Expressway Authority is planning to add one lane to both the eastbound and westbound sections of State Road 408 between the exits for Church Street and Kirkman Rd.
FHP: Street racing on the rise in Central Florida
The Florida Highway Patrol says street racing is on the rise in Central Florida. That's adding to already dangerous conditions on many of the region's roadways.
Law enforcement cracking down on speeders
State troopers are on the lookout for speeders. Florida, Georgia and three other states kicked off a speed enforcement campaign on Monday called Operation Southern Shield.
Speed limit going up on State Road 408
The speed limit on State Road 408 is about to go up to 60 miles an hour, and officials say raising the speed limit will actually keep drivers safer.
New tunnel building technique speeds up Brightline work
State Road 528 at U.S. Highway 1 in Brevard County is shutting down at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. It will reopen with one lane going in each direction as a major part of construction for the Brightline Railway project. To expedite the work, construction crews have called in a contractor out of Italy to do what’s called box jacking.
FHP launches hit-and-run awareness campaign
The Stay at the Scene campaign aims to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes in Florida by educating drivers on their responsibilities if involved in a crash.
Boosting speed limit on State Road 408
Raising the speed limit to make a road safer sounds contradictory but that’s what’s being done as drivers will soon be able to pick up the pace on State Road 408.
South Street now a one-way road in Downtown Orlando
Drivers in Downtown Orlando will notice changes to South Street, which has shifted to a one-way roadway.
Man using sign to urge drivers to slow down
An Orlando man wants drivers to start paying attention and slow down after a neighborhood cat was killed.
FDOT installing wrong-way detection systems
The Florida Department of Transportation is installing new technology to detect wrong-way drivers.
Orlando police say protesters shut down State Road 408
The Orlando Police Department says it had to clear protesters off State Road 408 in Orange County early Saturday evening.
I-4 Ultimate meets major milestone
Since fewer cars are on the roads, significant progress has been made on I-4 Ultimate construction. Ramps connecting Interstate 4 to State Road 408 are being completed three months ahead of schedule.
Interstate 4 construction causing congestion in Orlando
Construction along Interstate 4 in Downtown Orlando will create congestion as westbound traffic is reduced to just one lane.
Major roadwork underway along Interstate 4 in Orlando
Major road work is now underway along westbound lanes of Interstate 4 through Downtown Orlando.
Major road work starting soon on Interstate 4 in Orlando
Travelers are encouraged to avoid Interstate 4 in Downtown Orlando. Westbound lanes will be reduced to a single lane on May 13-18.
Work ramps up on Interstate 4 in Downtown Orlando
Crews on the I-4 Ultimate Project will step up work this coming week with westbound lanes of I-4 limited to just one lane between May 13-18.
FDOT lowers speed limit along stretch of A1A
The Florida Department of Transportation has lowered the speed limit along a 9-mile stretch of State Road A1A in Brevard County. The move comes just months after a 12-year-old was struck by a motorist in December, dying days later.
Work on I-4 Ultimate Project accelerates
Work on the I-4 Ultimate Project is accelerating during the stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wrong-way driver caught on camera
A driver's dashboard camera caught a car transport truck veering into oncoming traffic.