Four carriageways, two of the I-4 mainline and two consisting of c/d roadways, come into view south of the wye interchange between Interstate 4 and SR 417 (Central Florida Greeneway). Photo taken February 16, 2008.

Interstate 4 is a diagonal route between Tampa and Daytona Beach via Orlando. A rather short Interstate at just 132 miles, it serves major population areas in Central Florida along the U.S. 92 corridor. Heavy development along the corridor over the years resulted in several toll roads to provide alternate routes and relief, including the Florida Greeneway/Seminole Expressway (bypass to the east of Orlando), Western Beltway (bypass to the west of Orlando), and Florida 570/Polk Parkway. Additionally much of the freeway was expanded to six or more lanes, with the final four-lane stretch in Volusia County seeing expansion through to summer 2015.

$2.3-billion in road work set to commence in 2015 will expand 21 miles of I-4 through Orange and Seminole Counties to include express toll lanes (two in each direction). The six-year I-4 Ultimate Project includes the modification of 15 interchanges.

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.

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.

Interstate 4 Highway Guides

Routine traffic congestion along Interstate 4 through Maitland. Photo taken March 20, 2008.

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 Interstate 4.

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 Toll (East-West Expressway) with no direct access to either freeway. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Gore Street west at the Interstate 4 westbound on-ramp. The on-ramp utilizes the connector roadway between 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.
Previously the last state-named shield for Interstate 4, this assembly was posted at Ivanhoe Boulevard eastbound at Lakeview Street near the Exit 84 folded-cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 07/29/06.
A closer look at the removed Interstate 4 shield on Ivanhoe Boulevard south. Ivanhoe Boulevard encircles Lake Ivanhoe through the I-4 interchange. Lakeview Street and Ivanhoe Boulevard between Edgewater Drive and I-4 are a part of unsigned Orange County 424. Photo taken 07/29/06.
Florida 426 (Fairbanks Avenue) eastbound 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. Its busy six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange features separate ramps from eastbound onto both directions of Interstate 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.
  • 04/29/08 by AARoads.

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

Page Updated 09-09-2014.