According to FDOT the I-4 Ultimate project will be installing a number of steel girders for a new northbound bridge. The construction will result in a series of nighttime “rolling roadblocks” that will slow traffic to roughly 20 mph.

The rolling roadblocks will be in place for five nights, during which a crane will place the steel beams on newly constructed piers. The largest of the beams is 130 feet long, seven feet wide and weighs about 160 tons.

Two rolling roadblocks are scheduled for each night between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

To ensure no vehicles jump ahead of the rolling roadblock, all 13 westbound I-4 entrances between the Par Street and Kirkman Road interchanges will be temporarily blocked by law enforcement officers. As the law enforcement pace car passes an interchange, its westbound I-4 entrance ramp will be reopened allowing motorists to enter and join the slow roll toward Kirkman Road.

The dates for the roadblocks have yet to be released but they will be happening some time during March.

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