Interstate 4

How long is I-4?

I-4 is the 16th smallest interstate in the U.S. Highway system. Its purpose is two-fold: to provide an east-west interstate in Central Florida, and connect Daytona Beach to Orlando and Tampa.

Where does I-4 end?

The eastern end of I-4 is just outside of Daytona Beach, where it junctures with I-95. The western end is in Downtown Tampa, where it connects to bypass I-275.

Attractions near I-4:

Though I-4 is short and sweet, it packs a powerful punch in terms of attractions. There are simply too many things to do to be able to mention them all! Orlando is a major tourist hub. Tampa and Daytona are incredible cities to visit as well. Here is a list of a few spectacular sites along this route, from east to west:

  • Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Daytona International Speedway
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Halifax Historical Museum
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Ponce de Leon Lighthouse & Museum
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Universal Studios – Florida
    Orlando, FL
  • Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
    Orlando, FL
  • Disney Springs
    Orlando, FL
  • Dolphin Cove
    Orlando, FL
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium
    Orlando, FL
  • Gasparilla Pirate Ship Dock (Pirate Festival in January)
    Tampa, FL
  • Tampa Bay History Center
    Tampa, FL
  • The Dali Museum
    Tampa, FL

When was I-4 started and completed?

Construction of I-4 began in 1959. The majority of the interstate was completed by the mid to late 1960s. It was during this time that Mr. Walt Disney made his famous flyover over Orlando. When he spotted the construction of I-4, he selected the future location of Walt Disney World.

Another project, titled I-4 Ultimate, is an overhaul of I-4. It began in 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2020 or early 2021.

States I-4 travels through

I-4 never leaves the great state of Florida, only traveling from the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side of Florida to the Gulf of Mexico on the western side. Therefore, the only amazing state the interstate runs through is:

  • Florida

I-4 Major Cities

I-4 connects 3 cities together as it travels across the central part of the state. They are listed below:

  • Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida

Major Connections & Interchanges

  • Daytona Beach, FL
    I-95 N to Jacksonville, FL
    I-95 S to Miami, FL
  • Tampa, FL
    I-75 N to Valdosta, GA
    I-75 S to Fort Myers, FL

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