I-4 Ultimate Highway, Orlando, Florida
The I-4 Ultimate Project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) highway project owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and led by the I-4 Mobility Partners (comprising John Laing and Skanska Infrastructure Development).
John Laing has a 50% shareholding in the project, making it joint equity investor and manager. The I-4 Ultimate Project will reduce congestion and provide additional capacity along a busy 21-mile section of Interstate 4 that also serves as a major tourist route across central Florida. Under a public-private partnership, I-4 Mobility Partners will design, build, finance and operate the new section over a 40- year concession.
The project includes reconstructing 15 major interchanges, constructing more than 145 bridges, adding four variable priced toll Express Lanes, and completely rebuilding general use lanes.
The Florida Department of Transportation will administer all electronic tolling for the managed routes. The project has excellent sustainability and environmental credentials. Nearly all of the concrete and steel removed from the old road and bridges is being recycled, and recycled materials are being used wherever practical in new construction.
Once completed, the I-4 project will play a significant role in enhancing both safety and mobility for I-4 users, and reduce travel times in the heart of Florida. Construction commenced in 2015 and operations commenced in February 2022.