Interstate 4 angles northeast across the Florida peninsula, traveling 132 miles from Tampa to Lakeland, Orlando and Daytona Beach. The intrastate route serves major population areas in Central Florida along the U.S. 92 corridor. Heavy development along the freeway over the years resulted in several toll roads to provide alternate routes and relief, including the Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway (bypass to the east of Orlando), Daniel Webster Western Beltway / Wekiva Parkway (bypass to the west of Orlando), and Polk Parkway around Lakeland. Additionally much of the freeway was expanded to six or more lanes, with the final four-lane stretch in Volusia County expanded by summer 2015.

Interstate 4 Highway Guides

$2.3-billion in road work commenced in 2015 expands 21 miles of I-4 through Orange and Seminole Counties to include two Express toll lanes in each direction. The six-year I-4 Ultimate Project includes the modification of 15 interchanges.

Interstate 4 through the Ultimate I-4 Project area between SR 408 (East-West Expressway) at Downtown Orlando and SR 423 (Lee Road) at Winter Park. Photos taken 07/09/16.

Construction of Interstate 4 occurred between 1958 and 1966. The entire length doubles as hidden State Road 400, with SR 400 extending east from I-95 as an at-grade route to U.S. 1 in Daytona Beach.

FL 417 at I-4
Four roadways, two of the I-4 mainline and two consisting of c/d lanes, come into view south of the wye interchange between Interstate 4 and SR 417 (Central Florida Greeneway). Photo taken February 16, 2008.
US 192 at I-4
Ramps between I-4, U.S. 192 and Osceola Parkway were unraveled as part of road work completed by winter 2014. This view looks north at the overpass built from I-4 east to Osceola Parkway. Photo taken June 29, 2013.
Lake Mary Boulevard at I-4
The result from when an accident hampers traffic during the evening commute along Interstate 4. Photo taken April 29, 2008 looking south from Lake Mary Boulevard at I-4.
FL 414 at I-4
Routine traffic congestion along Interstate 4 through Maitland. Photo taken March 20, 2008.

Interstate 4 scenes
Approaching Division Avenue along Gore Street westbound in Orlando. Interstate 4 passes overhead in the distance.
A new flyover was added by 2008 from I-4 east to South Street. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Travelers destined to Interstate 4 east are directed onto Division Avenue north to Anderson Street east. Division Avenue passes underneath both Interstate 4 and Florida 408 (East-West Expressway) with no direct access to either freeway. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Gore Street west at the westbound on-ramp to Interstate 4. The on-ramp utilizes the roadway connecting SR 408 and I-4.
Until 2008 an off-ramp also connected I-4 with Gore Street. It was removed as part of the I-4 / SR 408 interchange upgrade project. Photo taken 11/05/06.
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Previously the last state-named shield for Interstate 4, this assembly was posted on Ivanhoe Boulevard south ahead of Lakeview Street just west of I-4. Photo taken 07/29/06. Second photo taken 01/25/08.
A closer look at the removed Interstate 4 shield on Ivanhoe Boulevard south. Ivanhoe Boulevard encircles Lake Ivanhoe to the west of I-4. Lakeview Street and Ivanhoe Boulevard between Edgewater Drive and I-4 are a part of unsigned CR 424. Photo taken 07/29/06.
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Par Street east meets Interstate 4 at a half diamond interchange just east of Bonita Park in Orlando. Motorists headed for I-4 east are directed onto Formosa Avenue north to connect with the on-ramp from SR 426 (Fairbanks Avenue). Photos taken 01/25/08.
I-4 Ultimate construction lengthens the westbound on-ramp from Par Street and realigns the eastbound off-ramp over Dade Avenue. Photo taken 01/25/08.
Florida 426 (Fairbanks Avenue) east at the westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 4 in Orlando. Photo taken 12/29/05.
Lake Mary Boulevard joins Interstate 4 with Heathrow to the west and Lake Mary to the east. The busy six-ramp parclo interchange features separate ramps from eastbound onto both directions of I-4. Photo taken 04/29/08.

Photo Credits:

  • 12/29/05 by AARoads.
  • 07/29/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 11/05/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 01/25/08 by AARoads.
  • 04/29/08 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 75
Interstate 95
Interstate 275
U.S. 17
U.S. 41
U.S. 92
U.S. 301
U.S. 441
Florida 44
Florida 50
Florida 414 - Apopka Expressway / Maitland Boulevard
Florida 417 - Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway
Florida 570 - Polk Parkway

Page Updated 03-04-2018.