I-4 begins in Daytona
at it's junction with I-95 and ends in Tampa
, Florida. It is one of few Interstate
highways the is located entirely in a single state. Routes with a general North-South direction are oddly-numbered, and East-West routes have even numbers. Numbers are lowest in the South
. There are exceptions to this rule, because I-4 runs from Tampa, Florida to Daytona, Florida. Not only is it an Intrastate
, but it's route is primarily North-South, it only meanders East-West in some areas. However, it is called an Interstate and has an even number.
According to statistics
on www.trans4mation.org, the Interstate carries the greatest number of people and vehicles of any transportation facility in the region. The road is going to be expanded and all the exit
s have already been re-named. They have been named to match the mile markers on the road. For information on what the new exit numbers are, go to http://www11.myflorida.com/planning/statistics/intreport/I4.htm
The addition to the road will ultimately be 2 extra lane
s for "high occupancy vehicle
s" up to SR 472. I-4 currently has 4 lanes for general purpose, only Orange County and parts of Seminole and Osceola County have 4 lanes. All of these areas will get 2 extra lanes, according to trans4mation.org. The overall additions are estimated to cost a whopping 2.7 billion
dollars and won't be finished until 2015, with local contributions, and 2035 if they rely on state funding.
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