State Road 50 East - East Colonial Drive

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U.S. 17 North U.S. 92 Florida State Road 50 East
U.S. 17-92 & SR 50 (Colonial Drive) east at Magnolia Avenue north. SR 527 resumes and heads north to Lake Ivanhoe, where it combines with Orange Avenue north to U.S. 17 & 92 (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park. Photo taken 11/05/06.
East Colonial Drive at Highland Avenue near Park Lake. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Overheads posted ahead of the U.S. 17 north & U.S. 92 eastbound split with SR 50 east at SR 15 (Mills Avenue). U.S. 17 & 92 turn northward along Mills Avenue into Winter Park. SR 50 continues along East Colonial Drive to Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). SR 15 heads south along Mills Avenue to Lake Lawsona and SR 408 (East-West Expressway). Photo taken 12/19/03.
Replacement overhead assembly for the partition of U.S. 17-92 with SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) at Mills Avenue. SR 15 continues north of SR 50 as the unsigned state road counterpart for U.S. 17. Photo taken 11/05/06.
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East Colonial Drive intersects Shine Avenue one block east of Mills Avenue at Colonialtown. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Fern Creek is an urban collector heading north from Colonialtown to Virginia Drive at Rowena Gardens and south to SR 526 (Robinson Street). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Hampton Avenue intersects SR 50 at the succeeding eastbound traffic light between the East View Park and Colonial Gardens neighborhoods. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Bumby Avenue meets East Colonial Drive by the Colonial Plaza Mall big box retail center and the Colonial Acres neighborhood. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 (Colonial Drive) expands to six overall lanes east from Bumby Avenue. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Coy Drive stems north from Colonial Drive to Lake Druid Park. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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Maguire Boulevard comprises a major arterial route south to Crystal Lake Drive and northeast to Baldwin Park. Crystal Lake Drive (old SR 526) extends Maguire Boulevard to SR 15 (South / Anderson Street) at SR 408 (East-West Expressway). Photos taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 reassurance marker posted east of Maguire Boulevard. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Advancing east through the Colonial Town Center retail corridor. The former Fashion Square Mall was located to the north. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Herndon Avenue connects SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) with Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) to the south. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Bennett Road leads south from Baldwin Park to SR 50 at Rickenbacker Drive. Rickenbacker Drive spurs south into Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Leaving the Orlando city limits, SR 50 bends northward between Lake Barton and Little Lake Barton. Old Cheney Highway branches northward along this stretch as the former alignment of the state road. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) veers northward between Lakes Barton and Little Lake Barton to a single point urban interchange (SPUI) with SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard). Photos taken 09/01/18.
Costing $66 million, the SPUI linking SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) with SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) was constructed over a two year period and completed in 2010.1 Photo taken 09/01/18.
A two-lane off-ramp departs SR 50 eastbound for SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) by the Azalea Park community. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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Semoran Boulevard is a major arterial route leading south to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and north to Casselberry and Altamonte Springs in Seminole County. Photos taken 09/01/18.
Taking the on-ramp from SR 436 to SR 50 east. Construction of the SPUI with Semoran Boulevard displaced several businesses on the south side of Colonial Drive. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 converges with Old Cheney Highway, its previous alignment, east of SR 436. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Forysth Road heads north from Azalea Park to Forsyth Commerce Park and a traffic light with SR 50. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 (Colonial Drive) overtakes Old Cheney Highway leading into the junction with SR 551 (Goldenrod Road). Photo taken 09/07/16.
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State Road 551 totals 9.3 miles north to SR 426 (Aloma Avenue) at Goldenrod and south to SR 15 (Narcoosee Road) at southeast Orlando. Photos taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 resumes an eastward course from SR 551 (Goldenrod Road) toward Union Park. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Chickasaw Trail stems south from East Colonial drive along a suburban route to El Prado and Lee Vista Boulevard at the Vista Lakes community in southeast Orlando. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Reassurance marker for SR 50 east, posted after Chickasaw Trail. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 advances east along a commercialized stretch to a parclo interchange with SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay). Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 417 comprises the eastern half of the Orlando Beltway system, linking Sanford to the north with Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Walt Disney World to the southwest. Photo taken 09/07/16.
The loop ramp for SR 417 south leaves SR 50 just east of Harrell Road. The Central Florida GreeneWay) travels 1.6 miles south to a systems interchange with SR 408 (East-West Expressway). SR 408 bypasses Union Park and University Park before ending at SR 50 in 4.6 miles. Photo taken 09/07/16.
North from SR 50, SR 417 ventures 16 miles to U.S. 17 & 92 in Sanford and 21 miles to end at Interstate 4. Photo taken 09/07/16.
The signalized intersection with Constantine Street lies just east of the Central Florida GreeneWay. The local road serves an auto mall to the north and the East Dale Acres community to the south. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Econlockhatchee Trail parallels SR 417 north through suburban areas to University Boulevard and south to Lee Vista Road in southeast Orlando. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Six-laning of SR 50 included construction of a new bridge across the Little Econlockhatchee River in 2016. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Home to around 10,000, Union Park is a census designated place centered around East Colonial Drive. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Dean Road joins Union Park with the East-West Expressway (SR 408), 1.4 miles south of SR 50. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Dean Road (unsigned CR 425) is an arterial route north to University Boulevard and the Suncrest development and south to Lake Underhill Road. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 runs along the north side of Downey Park and Lake Downey beyond Dean Road (CR 425). Photo taken 09/07/16.
Murdock Boulevard leads north and south from SR 50 at Union Park Shopping Center to the Orlando Acres community. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Upcoming Rouse Road is a four-lane divided arterial heading south along the east side of Union Park to SR 408 and Lake Underhill Road at the Lockheed Martin plant. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Rouse Road extends three miles north from SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) to County Line Road. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 (Colonial Drive) continues east from Rouse Road to the University Park Photo taken 09/07/16.
Eastbound SR 50 at Lake Berge Road south and Retreat Avenue north. Photo taken 09/07/16.
This reassurance marker for SR 50 stands between Lake Berge Road south and Rouse Lake Road north. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 50 (Colonial Drive) east next meets the south end of SR 434 (Alafaya Trail). A mileage sign references the SR 434 northbound destinations of UCF (University of Central Florida) and the city of Oviedo in lieu of a shield assembly. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Alafaya Trail extends south from the end of SR 434 as an unnumbered arterial to SR 408 (East-West Expressway), the Eastwood development, the Stroneybrook golf course community and Innovation Way. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Big box stores and other retail line SR 50 between SR 434 (Alafaya Trail) and the east end of SR 408. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Sophie Boulevard connects SR 50 with East Orange Neighborhood Park and the Sussex Place neighborhood south of Colonial Drive. Photo taken 09/07/16.
The succeeding traffic light eastbound operates at Cricket Club Circle, serving a number of apartments and a shopping center. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Woodbury Road branches south from Challenger Parkway and Central Florida Research Park to connect with SR 50 on the west side of the exchange with SR 408. Photo taken 09/07/16.
A parclo interchange joins SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) with the westbound beginning of SR 408. SR 408 leads back to Union Park and Orlando along its 22 mile course to Florida's Turnpike at Ocoee. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 travels 22 miles east from SR 408 to Titusville. Cocoa is a 33 mile drive to the southeast via SR 520 east from SR 50. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Bonneville Drive stems north from Colonial Drive to the Bonneville development and the Alafaya Palms manufactured home community. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 marker preceding the west end of unsigned CR 420 (Lake Pickett Road). Photo taken 09/01/18.
County Road 420 (Lake Pickett Road) loops 14.58 miles from SR 50 north to Lake Pickett and back to East Colonial Drive at Christmas. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Confirming marker posted east of CR 420 (Lake Pickett Drive) and Bridgewater Boulevard south to the Bridgewater development. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Pebble Beach Boulevard spurs north from this signal on SR 50 as the lone access road to the Fairway Village golf course community. Photo taken 09/01/18.
The six-lane expansion along SR 50, from Dean Road east to forthcoming Avalon Park Boulevard, was completed in early 2017. The 4.910-mile long project cost $68.3 million.2 Photo taken 09/01/18.
Avalon Park Boulevard is a suburban arterial winding southward from SR 50 at Pilgrim Street through the Waterford Trails and Avalon Park developments to Innovation Way. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Six-lane expansion along SR 50 east from Avalon Park Boulevard to Chuluota Road was planned, but halted while a PD&E study along the corridor is conducted to construct elevated toll lanes extending east from SR 408. Photo taken 09/01/18.
East of the Econlockhatchee River, SR 50 makes a gradual turn southward toward Chuluota Road (CR 419). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Unmarked from Colonial Drive, CR 419 (Chuluota Road) ventures north from SR 50 opposite the entrance to East River High School to Lake Pickett and Chuluota and west to Oviedo in Seminole County. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Continuing east, SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) crosses County Road 13 at the community of Bithlo. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Leading away from Bithlo, SR 50 transitions into a rural highway ahead of Orlando Speed World Dragway and the split with SR 520. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 curves more easterly beyond the partition with SR 520 en route to Titusville and Kennedy Space Center. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 520 branches southeast from SR 50 to the Wedgefield community on a rural course to Cocoa. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 520 travels 34.4 miles overall to end at SR A1A in the city of Cocoa Beach. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 520 begins at a wye interchange from SR 50 east. An at-grade turn connects SR 50 west with SR 520 east. SR 520 crosses paths with the Beachline Expressway (SR 528) east to Cape Canaveral in 8.8 miles. Photo taken 09/01/18.
The overpass spanning SR 50 from SR 520 west was constructed in 1964. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Traveling east from SR 520 and Bithlo, motorists pass by a mileage sign for Titusville and the Kennedy Space Center at Ponchos Lane. Photo taken 09/01/18.
The rural community of Christmas lies six miles beyond the separation with SR 520 along SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) east. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Fort Christmas Road returns unsigned CR 420 to SR 50 by way of Christmas Estates, Coward Ranches and Fort Christmas Park. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Taylor Creek Road heads south from SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) to Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area and SR 520 near the Beachline Expressway. Photo taken 05/16/08.
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SR 50 traverses areas of Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area and the Tootoosahatchee State Reserve to the St. Johns River and Brevard County line. Photo taken 05/16/08. Second photo taken 11/18/03. Third photo taken 05/16/08.


 
Sources:
  1. "Flyover projects abound in Central Florida — for now." Orlando Sentinel (FL), April 10, 2012.
  2. 239203-4 SR 50 (Colonial Drive) Widening Project from Dean Road to Avalon Park Boulevard. CFLRoads (Florida Department of Transportation) web site.


Photo Credits:

  • 11/18/03 by Justin Cozart.
  • 12/19/03 by Justin Cozart.
  • 11/05/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 05/16/08 by AARoads.
  • 09/07/16 by AARoads.
  • 09/01/18 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
State Road 15 / County Road 15
Spessard Lindsay Holland East-West Expressway
State Road 417 - Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway
State Road 434
State Road 436 - Semoran Boulevard
State Road 520
State Road 551 - Goldenrod Road

Page Updated 10-22-2018.