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Interstate 4 marker

Interstate 4
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 132.298 mi[1][2] (212.913 km)
Existed: 1957 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑275 in Tampa
 
East end: I‑95 / SR 400 in Daytona Beach
Location
Counties: Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Volusia
Highway system
SR 3 SR 4
SR 399 Florida 400.svg SR 401

Interstate 4 (I-4) is a 132.298-mile (212.913 km) intrastate Interstate Highway in the US state of Florida, along a southwest-northeast axis from I-275 in Tampa, Florida to I-95 at Daytona Beach, Florida. The entirety of Interstate 4 overlaps nearly the entirety of State Road 400 (SR 400), which extends as a contiguous, signed 4.216-mile (6.785 km) surface street in Daytona Beach from Interstate 95 to US 1 (SR 5). Interstate 4 has no auxiliary interstate highway spurs or loops; however, it intersects several tolled expressways—designated as state roads—that serve as spur and partial loop routes in the Orlando metropolitan area, which (unlike most major U.S. cities) lacks any auxiliary interstate highways.

The first segment of Interstate 4 opened to traffic in 1959 and the highway was largely completed by the late 1960s. Interstate 4's original western terminus was in St. Petersburg, but in 1971 the highway segment from St. Petersburg to its present terminus at I-275 was redesignated as part of Interstate 75 before being redesignated again as I-275. The median of I-4 between Tampa and Orlando was the planned route of a high-speed rail line between these cities, which was cancelled in 2011. The "I-4 corridor" is a strategic region in politics, due to the large number of undecided voters in a large swing state.

Route description[edit]

Approaching Malfunction Junction and the start of Interstate 4 on northbound I-275.

I-4 maintains a diagonal, northeast–southwest route for much of its length, although it is signed east–west.

The 132-mile (212 km) highway's western terminus is with an interchange with I-275—known as "Malfunction Junction"— near downtown Tampa and is the starting point for mile markers and exit numbers (which are mileage-based). Just east of Malfunction Junction, I-4 passes along the north side of Tampa's Ybor City district (exit 1), where a mile-long connector (exit 2) links to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (Toll SR 618) and Port Tampa Bay. I-4 continues east past the Florida State Fairgrounds towards a turbine interchange (uncommon in the U.S.)[3] with I-75.

After passing near the eastern suburbs of Hillsborough County—including Brandon and Plant City—it enters Polk County, where I-4 crosses along the north side of Lakeland. The Polk Parkway (Toll SR 570) forms a semi-loop through Lakeland's southern suburbs and returns to I-4 at the Florida Polytechnic University campus, near Polk City; it does not serve as a bypass route for I-4 traffic. Just after the western junction with the Polk Parkway, I-4 turns from an eastward to a northeastward heading. Between exits 38 & 55, I-4 passes through the fog-prone Green Swamp, although the landscape beside the highway is mostly forest as opposed to water-logged swampland. Ten variable-message signs and dozens of cameras & vehicle detection systems monitor this stretch of mostly-rural highway as a result of several large, deadly pile-ups caused by dense fog.[4][5]

The Mickey Mouse electric pylon beside the World Drive junction (exit 62), which leads to Walt Disney World.

At mile 57, I-4 enters Osceola County and soon thereafter intersects the Orlando area's beltways: the incomplete Western Expressway (Toll SR 429; exit 60) on the western side and the Central Florida GreeneWay (Toll SR 417; exit 62) which rounds the eastern side before returning to I-4 in Sanford (exit 101B). Additionally, Exit 62 has ramps to World Drive which runs north as a limited-access highway into the Walt Disney World Resort. Exit 62 also marks an abrupt change from rural to suburban/urban landscape, although a small amount of suburban landscape is visible around exits 55 & 58-60. The highway passes beside Celebration and Kissimmee on the east side and Walt Disney World Resort (not visible) on the west side.

From approximately exits 62-104, I-4 passes through the Orlando metropolitan area, where the highway forms the main north-south artery. It passes close to the three major theme parks—Disney World (exits 62-65), SeaWorld Orlando (exit 71), & Universal Orlando (exits 74B & 75)—and intersects all of the areas major toll roads, including the Beachline Expressway (Toll SR 528; exit 72) and Florida's Turnpike (exit 77). Orlando's main tourist stripInternational Drive—runs parallel and no more than 1.5 mi (2 km) from I-4 between Kissimmee and Florida's Turnpike. After exit 81A, I-4 changes to a north heading past downtown Orlando and northern suburbs. A 21-mile (34 km) section of I-4 from roughly miles 75-96 will undergo a $2.3 billion makeover beginning in winter 2014-15 that includes the addition of two express toll lanes—named 4 Express—in each direction.[6][7]

After passing along the west side of Downtown Orlando (exits 82A-83A), I-4 continues through the city's northern suburbs—including Winter Park(exits 87 & 88), Maitland (exit 90), Altamonte Springs (exit 92), and Sanford (exits 101C & 104). Around mile 91, I-4 enters Seminole County and soon thereafter shifts to a northeast heading. The Seminole Expressway (SR 417), after passing around the east side of the Orlando metropolitan area, has its northern terminus (exit 101B) at I-4 in Sanford. This intersection will also connect with the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429), currently under construction, when it is completed in 2021, at which point a full beltway (SR 429 & SR 417; concurrent with I-4 for 2 mi) around the Orlando metro area will be available.

Panorama of the bridge, which is a fairly level girder bridge. The image is nice, although the bridge itself is not remarkable from an architecture/engineering standpoint.
The St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge carries I-4 over the St.Johns River, the only major river it crosses.

North of Sanford, I-4 is carried by the St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge (near mile 104) over the St. Johns River at the mouth of Lake Monroe. Along the bridge, I-4 enters Volusia County and passes Deltona (exits 108-114) & DeLand (exits 114-118). The segment north of SR 44 (exit 118) is being widened from four to six lanes; when completed in 2015,[8] the entire length of I-4 will have 6 or more lanes (3+ per direction). I-4 terminates at a junction with I-95 (mile 132) in Daytona Beach. SR 400 (exit 132) continues east into Daytona Beach 4 mi to US 1.

Services[edit]

I-4 has two pairs of rest areas, one near Winter Haven and the other near Longwood. At each location, there are separate facilities on opposite sides of the freeway, providing services to traffic in both directions. The rest areas all provide handicapped facilities with restrooms, picnic tables, drinking water, pet exercise areas, outside night lights, telephones, vending machines and nighttime security.[9][10][11]

FDOT closed a pair of rest areas at the Daryl Carter Parkway overpass (mile 70) near Lake Buena Vista in early 1999 and replaced them with retention ponds to serve runoff from an additional lane in each direction of I-4.[12] Another former rest area, without any bathrooms, existed on the eastbound side near milepost 127 in Volusia County.[citation needed]

A pair of weigh stations including weigh in motion scales is present at mile 12 between Tampa and Plant City. They were opened in January 2009 to replace a pair just west of the SR 566 interchange at mile 19.[13]

History[edit]

The original plans called for I-4 to extend to St. Petersburg

I-4 was one of the first Interstate Highways to be constructed in Florida, with the first section opening between Plant City and Lakeland in 1959. By early 1960, the Howard Frankland Bridge was opened to traffic, as well as the segment from the Hillsborough Avenue/US 301 junction in Tampa to Plant City. The stretch from Lake Monroe to Lake Helen, including the original St. Johns River Bridge also opened during that period. The segment from Tampa to Orlando was complete by 1962.[14] By the mid 1960s, several segments were already complete, including Malfunction Junction in Tampa and parts of I-4 through Orlando. The original western terminus was set at Central Avenue (County Road 150) in St. Petersburg,[15] though a non-Interstate extension would have continued south and west to Pasadena.[citation needed] Proposed I-4 was later extended southwest to the present location of exit 20, with a planned temporary end at US 19 and 13th Avenue South,[16] and a continuation to the Sunshine Skyway was also designated as part of Interstate 4.[17] Construction was stalled at 9th Street North (CR 803) for several years.

I-4 eastbound at exit 111 in Volusia County

The entire Interstate Highway was completed by the late 1960s; however, the western terminus was truncated to Malfunction Junction in 1971 when I-75 was extended over the Frankland Bridge. Eventually, that stretch was again redesignated to become part of I-275.[18]

In maps and atlases dating to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the Tampa–St. Petersburg section of I-4/I-275 was marked as the Tampa Expressway. The Orlando segment was marked as the Orlando Expressway. Both names have since faded from maps.

Although many post-1970 interchanges along I-4 were constructed before the recent widening projects, they were designed with I-4 expansion in mind. In other words, there is enough room available to widen I-4 to up to ten lanes without extensively modifying the interchanges. Some of these interchanges include the I-75 stack (constructed in the 1980s) and several interchanges serving the Walt Disney World Resort (constructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s).

In 2002, I-4, along with most of Florida's interstates, switched over from a sequential exit numbering system to a mileage-based exit numbering system.[19]

A section of I-4 between Daytona Beach and Orlando called the "dead zone" is rumored to be haunted.[20] In 2010, the ECFRPC using GIS technology performed an analysis to determine if this identified zone had an increased fatality rate related to crashes. The analysis which compared this section of I-4 to several other dangerous I-4 sections found that while the dead zone area did not have the highest accident or fatality rate, it did identify that the percentage of fatality to accident was significantly higher in this location. In other words, while you are not more likely to be in accident in this section of I-4, if an accident occurs the chance of that accident containing a fatality is greatly increased.

The median of I-4 between Tampa and Orlando was slated to be used for the Florida High Speed Rail line between those cities. As a result of a state constitutional amendment to build a high speed rail system between its 5 largest cities passed by voters in 2000, construction projects on I-4 included a wide median to accommodate a high speed rail line. The high speed rail project was cancelled in 2004, but revived again in 2009. In 2010, the federal government awarded Florida over $2 billion—nearly the entire projected construction cost—to build the line, with work on the project to begin in 2011 and be completed by 2014.

Tampa area[edit]

The I-4/I-275 interchange (Malfunction Junction) was rebuilt from 2002 to 2007,[21] and I-4 has been widened from four to six lanes (with eight lanes in certain segments). Eventually, I-4 will be widened again to a total of at least ten lanes (five in each direction). Studies for this project are already underway and construction should commence sometime in the 2010s. Completion of the project should be around 2020.[citation needed]

I-4 westbound 2 miles from the I-75 interchange
An old I-4 shield in Orlando

Eastbound I-4 shifted to its new, permanent alignment between Malfunction Junction and 50th Street on August 8, 2006. The new alignment includes a right-lane ramp exit/entry at the 22nd St/21st St Interchange (The previous left-lane configuration was causing hazardous conditions to commuters since its opening in 2005). On August 11, 2006, a fourth lane opened on eastbound I-4 between the downtown junction and 50th Street (led in by a newly opened third lane on the eastbound I-4 ramp from northbound I-275). And on August 18, the new westbound alignment, just west of 50th Street, opened. The newly opened lanes will improve flow throughout the interchange. The 50th Street overpass however, would not be complete until late 2007.[22][23][24][25] Also, the eastbound I-4 exit ramp to Columbus Drive/50th Street is situated to the left-hand side of the highway (as opposed to its former right-hand side exit). This exit shift went into effect in spring 2006 and is part of the new, permanent interstate configuration.

In Tampa, the exit to 40th Street (SR 569), exit 2, was closed and demolished in late 2005 due to the ongoing reconstruction of I-4 and to accommodate a proposed connector highway with the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.[26]

The interchange with what is today I-75 was constructed in the early 1980s.

Orlando area[edit]

As Orlando grew in the 1970s and 1980s, traffic became a growing concern, especially after the construction of the original interchange with the East–West Expressway in 1973, which proved to become a principal bottleneck. The term "highway hostages" was coined in the 1980s to describe people stuck in long commutes to and from Orlando on I-4.[citation needed]

I-4 in Altamonte Springs

In the early-to-mid 1990s, several interchanges near Kissimmee were constructed or upgraded to accommodate increasing traffic going to and from Walt Disney World. However, I-4's main lanes were not widened in the process. Around the same time, SR 417 was extended to I-4.[citation needed] Improvements to the US 192 junction were completed in 2007.[27]

The St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge, a two-span, six-lane replacement to the original four-lane bridge over the St. Johns River northeast of Orlando, was completed in 2004.

During the early 2000s, tolled express lanes were being planned in the Orlando area as a traffic congestion relief technique for rush hour commuters. The name for them was to be Xpress 400, numbered after the state road designation for I-4. The express lanes were slated to extend from Universal Orlando, east to SR 434 in Longwood, and tolls were to be collected electronically via transponders like SunPass and Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority's E-Pass, with prices dependent on the congestion of the eight main lanes. However, the project was effectively banned by the passage of the SAFETEA-LU Federal transportation bill in 2005, introduced by U.S. Representative John Mica. The plan for tolled express lanes, however, is still in the long term plans for I-4.[28] The project has since been approved as part of the $2.3 billion "I-4 Ultimate" project (see "Future" section below).

I-4 East towards Downtown Orlando

Interim improvements to the interchange at SR 408 were completed at the end of 2008.[29] The eastbound exit to Robinson Street (SR 526) permanently closed on April 25, 2006, to make way for construction of the new eastbound onramp from SR 408.[30] The westbound offramp to Gore Street was permanently closed in the same project on November 2, 2008.

The new overpass from I-4 west to John Young Parkway (County Road 423, CR 423) opened the morning of April 27, 2006.[31][32][33]

2008 pileup[edit]

On January 9, 2008, 70 vehicles were involved in a large pileup on I-4 near Polk City. The pileup was caused by an unexpected thick morning fog that was mixed with a scheduled—and approved—environmental burn by the Florida Wildlife Commission. The fog drifted across I-4, mixing with the smoke, reducing visibility to near-zero conditions. Four people were killed, and 38 were injured. The section of I-4 did not re-open until the next day, January 10.[34]

Swing Region[edit]

Combined Presidential Election Results of I-4 Counties, 1992-2012
Year Democrat Republican Other
2012 52.6% 953,186 46.2% 838,377 1.2% 21,907
2008 53.3% 946,929 45.7% 811,159 1.0%% 17,034
2004 46.5% 724,618 52.9% 824,887 0.6% 9,929
2000 48.0% 569,746 49.7% 590,030 2.2% 26,531
1996 45.7% 462,403 44.7% 451,902 9.6% 96,818
1992 37.5% 379,821 42.1% 426,297 20.3% 205,621

In the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the I-4 corridor, a commonly used term to refer to the counties in which Interstate 4 runs through and a site of significant population growth, was a focus of political activity within the swing state of Florida. Communities along the I-4 corridor were perceived by both major political parties as having higher proportions of undecided voters as compared to more Republican- or Democratic-leaning portions of the state. It played an equally key role in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, but whereas the corridor had voted heavily for George W. Bush in 2004, which helped Bush win the state, in 2008 it swung behind Democratic candidate Barack Obama, helping Obama win Florida.[35] The I-4 corridor has voted for the statewide winner since at least 1992, but has supported the national winner since 1996. The Republicans and Democrats have each carried the region three times in the past six presidential elections. Republicans George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush won more votes than other candidates in 1992, 2000, and 2004 while Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama captured the regions vote total in the elections of 1996, 2008, and 2012.

Future[edit]

The final four-lane segment of I-4, from SR 44 to I-95, is being widened to six lanes.[36] When completed in summer 2015, the entire length of the highway will be six or more lanes wide.

In 2014, the Florida Department of Transportation began a study of the feasibility of extending the SunRail commuter train line to Daytona Beach, primarily focusing on the use of the I-4 median. The ongoing widening project from SR 44 to I-95 maintains a median wide enough to accommodate a future rail line.[37]

4 Express[edit]

Logo for future 4 Express lanes.

A $2.3 billion project dubbed "I-4 Ultimate" will reconstruct 21-mile (34 km) of I-4 through Orlando from SR 435 (exit 75) east to SR 434 (exit 94).[38] The most noticeable improvement will be the addition of four variable-toll express lanes along this section, to be called 4 Express. The express lanes will be variably tolled in an attempt to maintain an average speed of 50 miles per hour. Additionally, the general use lanes will be rebuilt, 15 major interchanges will be reconfigured, and 75 bridges will be replaced. On April 23, 2014, FDOT selected a firm to construct the ultimate improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and end in 2021.[39]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Old exit New exit Destinations Notes
Hillsborough Tampa 0.000 0.000 I‑275 (SR 93) – St. Petersburg, Ocala, Tampa International Airport Westbound splits into 3 ramps: Northbound & southbound I-275 and "Exit 45A" (in reference to the I-275 exit number)/"Downtown East-West", which joins the southbound I-275 Exit 45A ramp without joining the southbound I-275 mainline.
1.154 1.857 1 1 SR 585 (22nd Street / 21st Street) – Cruise Ships
1.76[40] 2.83 2
SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) / US 41 Bus. (20th Street) – Brandon, Port Tampa Bay
I-4–Selmon Expressway Connector (left exits, both directions); access to or from SR 618 only in the same direction; US 41 BUS (trucks only, signed only as "Port Tampa Bay") access from westbound I-4 and to eastbound I-4
2.463[40] 3.964 2 2 SR 569 (40th Street) Former interchange
3.266 5.256 3 3 US 41 (50th Street / SR 599) / Columbus Drive Eastbound left exit and westbound left entrance; eastbound right entrance and westbound left entrance
  4.706 7.574 4 5 SR 574 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
  5.573 8.969 5 6 Orient Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  6.683 10.755 6 7 US 92 (Hillsborough Avenue / SR 600) / US 301 (SR 41) – Riverview, Zephyrhills, Busch Gardens
  8.610 13.856 7 9 I‑75 (SR 93A) – Ocala, Naples Uncommon turbine interchange.
Mango 10.142 16.322 8 10 CR 579 (Mango Road) – Mango, Thonotosassa
  13.876 22.331 9 14 McIntosh Road
  17.434 28.057 10 17 Branch Forbes Road Serves Dinosaur World
Plant City 19.518 31.411 11 19 SR 566 (Thonotosassa Road)
21.280 34.247 13 21 SR 39 (Alexander Street) / CR 39 (Buchman Highway) Alexander Street was originally exit 12, but was combined with 13
22.596 36.365 14 22 Park Road (SR 553)
HillsboroughPolk county line Lakeland 25.563 41.140 15 25 County Line Road
Polk 26.530 42.696 15A 27 SR 570 east (Polk Parkway) – Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow
28.365 45.649 16 28 To US 92 (SR 546/Memorial Boulevard) – Lakeland
30.675 49.367 17 31 SR 539 (CR 35A north/Kathleen Road) – Kathleen, Lakeland
32.003 51.504 18 32 US 98 (SR 35 / SR 700) – Lakeland, Dade City
33.440 53.816 19 33 SR 33 (Lakeland Hills Boulevard) / CR 582 (Socrum Loop Road) – Lakeland Eastbound exit/entrance with SR 33 only (signed "SR 33"); westbound exit/entrance with CR 582 only (signed "CR 582"/"To SR 33")
37.894 60.984 20 38 SR 33
41.223 66.342 20A 41 SR 570 west (Polk Parkway) – Auburndale, Lakeland Serves Florida Polytechnic University (southwest corner of interchange).
  43.981 70.781 21 44 SR 559 – Polk City, Auburndale Serves Fantasy of Flight
  Polk County Rest Area
  47.982 77.220 22 48 CR 557 (Old Grade Road) – Lake Alfred, Winter Haven
  54.733 88.084 23 55 US 27 (SR 25) – Haines City, Clermont
Osceola   57.723 92.896 24 58 CR 532 (Champions Gate Boulevard/Osceola-Polk Line Road) – Poinciana, Kissimmee
  59.663 96.018 60 SR 429 north (Western Expressway) – Apopka
Celebration 61.781 99.427 24C-D-E 62 SR 417 north (Central Florida GreeneWay) – Disney World, Celebration, International Airport, Sanford Collector/distributor lanes serve two junctions with one exit. Full interchange with World Drive. Eastbound exit to SR 417. Westbound entrance from SR 417.
  64.165 103.264 25A-B 64 US 192 (SR 530/Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) – Kissimmee, Magic Kingdom
  65.322 105.126 26C–D 65 Osceola Parkway (CR 522) – Animal Kingdom, Wide World of Sports
Orange   66.565 107.126 26A-B 67 SR 536 (Epcot Center Drive/World Center Drive) to SR 417 – Epcot, Downtown Disney
Lake Buena Vista 68.107 109.608 27 68 SR 535 – Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista
  70.983 114.236 27A 71 Sea World (Central Florida Parkway) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  71.744 115.461 28 72 SR 528 east (Beachline Expressway) – International Airport, Cape Canaveral
  73.732 118.660 29A 74A SR 482 (Sand Lake Road) / International Drive
Orlando 75.246 121.097 29B 74B Universal (Adventure Way) Westbound exit and entrance
75.246 121.097 30 75 SR 435 (Kirkman Road) / International Drive – Universal Signed as exits 75A (south) and 75B (north)
76.359 122.888 31 77 Turnpike (SR 91) – Miami, Ocala
77.760 125.143 31A 78 Conroy Road Serves The Mall at Millenia, Holy Land Experience
79.147 127.375 32 79 CR 423 (John Young Parkway)
80.474 129.510 33 80 US 17 / US 92 / US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail / SR 500 / SR 600) Signed as exits 80A (south/west) and 80B (north/east) eastbound; previously signed as exits 33A and 33B accordingly; westbound is a left exit, signed as exit 80 and only providing south/west access
81.004 130.363 34 81A To US 17 north / US 92 east / US 441 north / Michigan Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
81.469 131.112 35 81BC Kaley Avenue Signed as exits 81B (east) and 81C (west) westbound
82.116 132.153 36 82A SR 408 (East–West Expressway)
82.24[40] 132.35 37 82B Gore Street former westbound-only interchange; westbound entrance remains
82.636 132.990 38 82B Anderson Street / South Street To Amway Center, History Center; formerly signed as exit 82C
82.78[40] 133.22 39 83 South Street Closed interchange; no eastbound exit
83.30[40] 134.06 40 83A SR 526 (Robinson Street) Former interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
83.792 134.850 41 83A US 17 / US 92 / SR 50 (Colonial Drive / SR 600) / Amelia Street – Bob Carr Signed as exit 84A westbound; formerly signed as exit 83B eastbound
84.279 135.634 42 84 Ivanhoe Boulevard Signed as exit 84B westbound
85.135 137.012 43 85 Princeton Street
85.890 138.227 44 86 Par Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Winter Park 86.789 139.673 45 87 Fairbanks Avenue (SR 426)
87.767 141.247 46 88 SR 423 (Lee Road / US 17 Truck south / US 92 Truck west) Western end of US 17 Truck / US 92 Truck overlap; serves Eatonville
Maitland 89.491 144.022 47 90 SR 414 (Maitland Boulevard / US 17 Truck north / US 92 Truck east) Eastern end of US 17 Truck / US 92 Truck overlap; signed as exits 90A (east) and 90B (west) eastbound
Seminole Altamonte Springs 91.631 147.466 48 92 SR 436 – Altamonte Springs, Apopka
Longwood 93.613 150.656 49 94 SR 434 – Longwood, Winter Springs
Lake Mary 98.400 158.359 50 98 Lake Mary, Heathrow (Lake Mary Boulevard)
100.628 161.945 51A 101A CR 46A – Sanford, Heathrow
Sanford 101.366 163.133 101B SR 417 south (Seminole Expressway) – International Airports (Sanford, Orlando), Sanford
102.505 164.966 51 101C SR 46 – Mount Dora, Sanford Historic District
  103.997 167.367 52 104 US 17 / US 92 (SR 15 / SR 600) – Sanford
St. Johns River (Lake Monroe) St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge
Volusia DeltonaDeBary city line 107.821 173.521 53 108 DeBary, Deltona (CR 4162)
DeltonaOrange City city line 110.636 178.051 53C 111 Deltona, Orange City (CR 4146) Signed as exits 111A (Deltona) and 111B (Orange City); previously signed as exits 53CA and 53CB accordingly
DeltonaDeLand city line 113.783 183.116 54 114 SR 472 – Deltona, DeLand
Lake Helen 115.898 186.520 55 116 DeLand, Lake Helen Historic District (CR 4116)
DeLand 118.456 190.636 56 118 SR 44 – New Smyrna Beach, DeLand Historic District Signed as exits 118A (east) and 118B (west)
Daytona Beach 129.131 207.816 57 129 US 92 east (SR 600) – Daytona Beach Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
131.987 212.412 I‑95 (SR 9) – Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami I-95 exit 260B
132.298 212.913 58 132 SR 400 east – South Daytona
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 400[edit]

State Road 400
Location: Tampa-Daytona Beach
Length: 136.514 mi[2][40] (219.698 km)

State Road 400 (SR 400), unsigned while concurrent with I-4, becomes signed east of I-95. The road extends for three miles (4.8 km) from the northeast terminus of I-4, on the south side of Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach International Airport, to an intersection with US 1 (SR 5) in Daytona Beach. Named Beville Road, it runs along the boundary between the cities of Daytona Beach and South Daytona. Sections of Beville Road are classified as a "Scenic Thoroughfare" by the City of Daytona Beach.[41]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Volusia County.

Location Mile[40] km Destinations Notes
Daytona Beach 0.000 0.000 I‑95 (SR 9) – Jacksonville Eastern end of I-4 overlap
0.271 0.436 CR 4009 (Williamson Boulevard) – International Airport
2.181 3.510 SR 483 north / CR 483 south (Clyde Morris Boulevard) – Embry Riddle University, Daytona State College, University of Central Florida
Daytona BeachSouth Daytona city line 2.852 4.590 SR 5A (South Nova Road) – Museum, Bethune Cookman University
4.216 6.785 US 1 (South Ridgewood Avenue / SR 5) – Daytona Beach, South Daytona, Convention Center
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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