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Project Details
Work Type: PD&E Study
Phase: PD&E
Limits: US 27 Interchange at I-4 from south of Ernie Caldwell Blvd. to Ritchie Rd. and I-4 Auxiliary Lanes from US 27 to CR 532
Length: 4.2 miles
Study Cost: $1.1M
Start of Current Phase: Late 2022
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2024
Estimated Costs
Construction Cost: $133.36M

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is kicking off Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies for improvements to the I-4 (SR 400) interchange at US 27 (SR 25) in Davenport, Polk County. The objective of the PD&E studies is to provide documented information necessary for FDOT to reach a decision on the type, design, and location of improvements.

FPID# 201210-5: US 27 (SR 25) Interchange at I-4 (SR 400) from South of Ernie Caldwell Boulevard to Ritchie Road and I-4 (SR 400) Auxiliary Lanes from US 27 (SR 25) to CR 532.

Segment 1 is from south of Ernie Caldwell Boulevard to Ritchie Road (MP 23.10 to MP 24.49), a project length of approximately 1.4 miles. In the existing condition, US 27 (SR 25) is an urban arterial with three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction. This project will address operational deficiencies of the existing US 27 (SR 25) interchange by modifying and improving the I-4 (SR 400) ramp terminal intersections at US 27 (SR 25), providing a grade-separated intersection at US 27 (SR 25) and Home Run Boulevard/Posner Boulevard, increasing the number of travel lanes along US 27 (SR 25) within the project limits, and creating a frontage road along southbound US 27 (SR 25) from Home Run Boulevard to south of I-4 (SR 400).

A proposed shared-use path will be added to the median of US 27.

Segment 2 is I-4 (SR 400) Auxiliary Lanes from US 27 (SR 25) to CR 532 (MP 29.25 to MP 32.0), a project length of approximately 2.8 miles. I-4 (SR 400) currently has three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction with these limits. The proposed improvements will add a 12-foot auxiliary lane in each direction on the outside of the existing travel lanes.

Ultimately, there are three major intersections in these projects that will be reconstructed.

•            US 27 (SR 25) at I-4 (SR 400), North Ramp (at Frontage Road), including RCUT

•            US 27 (SR 25) at I-4 (SR 400), South Ramp, including RCUT

•            US 27 (SR 25) at Posner Boulevard /Homerun Boulevard

Public Involvement

A public information meeting is tentatively planned for Summer 2023 with a subsequent public hearing tentatively earmarked for Winter 2024.

You can submit comments on the studies in three ways:

1.           Via the comment link on this project website,

2.           Emailing the FDOT Project Manager Joshua Jester at joshua.jester@dot.state.fl.us, or

3.           Mailing your comment to Joshua Jester, P.E., Project Manager, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830


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PD&E Project Manager
Joshua Jester
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Barbara Catlin
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