WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Navigating The I-4 Ultimate Project


Play Audio
Governor Rick Scott at the groundbreaking for the I-4 Ultimate project. Photo: Catherine Welch, WMFE

Governor Rick Scott at the groundbreaking for the I-4 Ultimate project. Photo: Catherine Welch, WMFE

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

Even though the I-4 Ultimate makeover doesn’t get underway until summer, drivers are already anxious about how the massive construction project will affect their commute.

Construction crews will rebuild interchanges, add bridges and repave every piece of asphalt across a 21 mile stretch of I-4.

Project managers promise that lanes will remain open for much of the construction. To help navigate the orange barrels, drivers can sign up for emails or text alerts, said I-4 Ultimate spokesman David Parks.

“Say if you only drive, you know, 5 miles of the 21 miles, you can pick the exits you drive through and then you can receive either an email or text alert that will let you know if there’s a planned lane closure or a planned detour just within the route that you drive,” said Parks.

Transportation officials say there’s an app in the works to help drivers navigate the road work.

Construction on all four parts of the project will happen simultaneously. The goal is to have it done in six years.

 


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

TOP