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Article By: Daniel Dahm

 

The I-4 Ultimate is on target to be completed in 2021, the original date of completion, and the massive project remains on budget, state transportation officials said Thursday.

The announcement from the Florida Department of Transportation comes amid a claim from I-4 Mobility Partners, the concessionaire of the project, seeking more money and time to complete the project.

The FDOT said the claim was filed due to alleged challenges with foundation construction.

“The department is in the process of reviewing this claim,” FDOT spokesman Steve Olson said in a statement. “While the claim is being reviewed, construction activities are continuing and the contractor is being held to the terms of the contract with the original completion dates set forth in the agreement.”

Olson said FDOT is working with its construction partners, and I-4 Mobility is implementing mitigation strategies to reduce impacts. Construction of the 21-mile stretch of I-4 through Central Florida is scheduled to be completed in 2021 at a cost of $2.3 billion.