Lane Construction wins $218-million contract to upgrade Orange County interchange
By Andy BrownJanuary 17, 2023
Nearly four miles of highway which serve as the gateway to central Florida’s greatest tourist attractions are set for upgrades worth $218 million.
Lane Construction Corporation, Webuild’s U.S. subsidiary, has won the contract which will increase the capacity and improve the safety at an interchange at Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road 482) in Orange County, Florida.
The interchange is part of the county’s corridor connecting tourist attractions such as Universal Studios Orlando, International Drive, Sea World and Walt Disney World. Improvements to the interchange will contribute to the local economy by easing traffic flow, cutting travel times and reducing excess emissions of CO2.
Commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the project entails roadway improvements and preparations to install a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) with I-4. There is also the replacement of two bridges, the construction of a new bridge for preferential lanes, three new access ramps, as well as the installation of a toll and signalling systems.
Lane is working on other projects in Florida, such as widening a downtown section of I-275, completing the Poinciana Parkway, working on a beltway at the intersection of I-4, SR 417, and the nearly completed Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).