Orlando’s most-hated most beloved interstate, I-4, is about to adjust its speed limits, according to WESH. It’s been in the works for well over 5 years, but starting Monday, the speed limit signs will change based on traffic changes.
Now, if you’ve lived in Orlando for more than a week, you probably would drive to another state and back to avoid driving on I-4. The road is notorious for being a parking lot during rush hour, but Steve Homan of the Department of Transportation said, “We want them to drive slower so they can move faster.” Umm..slower than zero? Sure thing Steve.
Here’s where I have a problem with this. If it’s possible to change the speed limits on demand, receiving a traffic citation for speeding could become a huge mess. “Your Honor, the speed limit said 75, but the officer said 65.” I hope they’ve worked these details out over the last few years, but I guess we’ll see in a few days. Just be warned - if you drive I-4, watch the signs on Monday - you might be in for a big surprise. Oh, and another thing. I don’t believe for a second this is going to make I-4 any better. Not a pessimist, just been burned far too many times. I’m still hoping for the two-story version we heard about so many years ago.
Now it’s your turn. Tell if you think this will make things better for us here in Orlando. You can let it all out in the comments section below.