Interstate 4 Lane Closed after Construction Accident Occurs in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL – According to an online news report at clickorlando.com, a construction-related accident that arose from work on the Interstate 4 Ultimate project is causing difficulties for drivers. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a beam sustained damage by the subcontractor who was working on the project.*
As of earlier this week, the left lane of Interstate 4 was closed on Interstate 4 westbound close to Ivanhoe Boulevard as repairs were made to the site.
Per FDOT, demolition work was being conducted when the subcontractor impacted a beam of the bridge that was supposed to soon be removed.
A spokesperson indicated that work crews blocked off the left lane of Interstate 4 to examine the damage. A temporary support was installed under the area that was damaged as a precaution. The westerly lane was scheduled to be reopened later in the week however, further engineering work is required before the lane can be cleared for traffic.
FDOT indicates that the bridge will continuously be examined following repairs. The incident remains under investigation to determine what happened and what needs to be done moving forward to ensure it does not occur again.
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