Section of Colonial Drive to close Aug. 24-26

- Colonial Drive (State Road 50) between Hughey Avenue and Orange Avenue is closing this coming weekend as crews place new bridge beams on a new structure for eastbound Interstate 4 (I-4).

The closure begins at 10 p.m. on Friday, August 24 and is scheduled to reopen by Sunday evening, August 26. The closure and safety measures are needed for both the traveling public and crews constructing a new eastbound I-4 bridge over Colonial Drive.

Local access will be provided to businesses and residences between Garland Avenue and Orange Avenue throughout the weekend. The intersection of Garland Avenue and Colonial Drive also will be closed at this time, along with both Interstate 4 (I-4) entrance ramps at the interchange.

Drivers can use Amelia Street as a detour under I-4. The eastbound and westbound I-4 entrance ramps near Amelia Street just south of the Colonial Drive interchange will remain open as an option for motorists in addition to on ramps from Ivanhoe Boulevard.

View or download a handout detailing the closures and detours for the Colonial Drive and I-4 interchange at:  

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. FDOT and the I-4 Ultimate team urge motorists to drive with care in the I-4 Ultimate construction zone, obey the speed limit and be alert for traffic shifts. For more information, please go to

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