The new Kirkman Road exit on I-4 opens today


  • Photo via I-4 Ultimate Project website
The seemingly neverending I-4 Ultimate Project has completed a new exit from I-4 to Kirkman Road.

The new westbound exit to southbound Kirkman Rd (State Road 435) opened on Monday, October 30. Previously, drivers had to exit left, but the new ramp has drivers exiting almost half a mile sooner on the right.

Drivers who want the option of exiting onto either direction on Kirkman can use either Exit 75A to go northbound or Exit 75B to go southbound.
  • Photo via I-4 Ultimate Project website
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reports that as many as 12,000 drivers use the exit every day, including confused tourists—one of the reasons for the new addition:

"Especially in this busy tourist area, drivers are expecting a right-hand exit, and at the last moment veering across two or three lanes of traffic to get to that left exit,” said I-4 Ultimate Project spokesperson Dave Parks. “So by moving it to the right hand side, we can set a more traditional driver expectation."

FDOT hopes the new ramp to "allow for a greater capacity and free flow of motorists onto Kirkman Road," as stated on the I-4 ultimate Project's website.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.