The $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project is officially 260 days behind schedule.

A recent report filed by I-4 Mobility Partners with the Florida Department Transportation states that the project, which was scheduled to finish in the first quarter of next year, will be delayed until fall 2021.

The report points to major speedbumps like multiple hurricanes, too many downtown events that delay lane closures, and that cracked pier on the Colonial Drive overpass.

Construction shut down for a week early last year when a worker was struck in the head by an iron pipe and killed. There have been five worker fatalities since the 21-mile project kicked off in 2015.

SGL Constructors, the main contractor for the I-4 Ultimate project will be charged a $4.2 million late fee for the delay.

Brendan O'Connor

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