State Road 408 East - Ocoee to Orlando

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SR 408 east
Downtown Orlando is a ten-mile drive from the East-West Expressway beginning. SR 408, in conjunction with SR 50 east through Christmas, links the Orlando area with Titusville and the Space Coast. Photo taken 02/18/08.
The first exit along SR 408 east departs in one mile for Good Homes Road. Originally a half diamond interchange, OOCEA expanded the exchange with an eastbound off-ramp and westbound on-ramp in 2006-07. Photo taken 06/29/13.
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) maintains the interchange and link between the Turnpike mainline and East-West Expressway spur to Clarke Road. The remainder of SR 408 falls under the jurisdiction of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX). Photo taken 02/18/08.
Ramps from SR 50 (West Colonial Drive) and Clarke Road south combine to form the SR 408 spur from east Ocoee and the West Oaks Mall area. Photo taken 02/02/08.
The four-lane spur south from SR 50 opened in conjunction with the Western Extension of SR 408 on October 8, 1990. The extension west from SR 435 to Florida's Turpike cost $102 million.1 Photo taken 02/02/08.
Old Winter Garden Road (CR 526) spans SR 408 east by the wye interchange with the spur south from SR 50. The eastbound toll road expands to four lanes to Exit 2 with Good Homes Road. Photo taken 06/29/13.
The Hiawassee Mainline Toll Plaza lies just east of the parclo interchange (Exit 2) with Good Homes Road. Photo taken 06/29/13.
Good Homes Road bridges the gap between the split North and South Apopka-Vineland Roads, important area arterials and branches of County Road 435. Photo taken 06/29/13.
Exit 2 loops away from SR 408 east for Good Homes Road south to Old Winter Garden Road (CR 526) and north to SR 50 (Colonial Drive) and SR 436 (Silver Star Road) between Ocoee and Pine Hills. Photo taken 06/29/13.
The Hiawassee Main Plaza is the first of four toll collection points along the 22-mile long East-West Expressway. Photo taken 02/08/08.
A pair of 1,000 foot long, four-lane bridges cross Lake Sherwood ahead of the toll plaza. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Plazas along the East-West Expressway separate traffic with high-speed express toll lanes for EPass, SunPass and E-ZPass account holders, and outside lanes to toll booths for cash transactions. Photo taken 02/08/08.
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Continuing east, SR 408 curves by Lake Herrick to a diamond interchange (Exit 4) with Hiawassee Road. Photo taken 02/08/08. Second photo taken 02/17/08.
Downtown Orlando lies six miles ahead. Titusville is 47 miles to the east along U.S. 1. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Hiawassee Road comprises a busy north-south arterial through older suburbs of west Orlando including Pine Hills, Hiawassee and Clarcona. The arterial is a part of CR 435 north from SR 50 (Colonial Drive) to SR 438 (Silver Star Road). Photo taken 02/08/08.
Hiawassee Road ventures south from Exit 4 to Metro West in Orlando and Turkey Lake before ending at Conroy Road (CR 439). North from Silver Star Road, Hiawassee Road continues to SR 414 (Apopka Expressway) and U.S. 441 (OBT) in southeast Apopka. Photo taken 02/08/08.
SR 408 next meets SR 435 (Kirkman Road) at Orlo Vista (Exit 5). Kirkman Road also represents a busy arterial, traveling north-south between SR 50 (Colonial Drive), Universal Orlando and International Drive. Photo taken 02/08/08.
One half mile west of the diamond interchange (Exit 5) with SR 435 (Kirkman Road). SR 435 ends nearby at SR 50 (Colonial Drive) to the north and south at SR 482 (Sand Lake Road) and the entrance to the Lockheed Martin Plant. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Powers Drive spans SR 408 ahead this reassurance marker at the Avondale community. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Exit 5 leaves SR 408 east following the Paul Street overpass. This overhead assembly was installed in December 2006. The East-West Expressway originally ended just west of Kirkman Road with a tie in to SR 50 (West Colonial Drive). Photo taken 02/17/08.
Kirkman Road ends just north of Exit 5 across from Governors Avenue into a subdivision of Pine Hills. Kirkman Road south heads to the West Campus of Valenica College and Universal Orlando in five miles. Photo taken 02/17/08.
SR 408 shifts southward between the Westside Crossing shopping center and the Westside Manor subdivision on the one mile approach to the Pine Hills Main Plaza. Photo taken 02/08/08.
A half diamond interchange (Exit 6 from westbound) follows on SR 408 with North Pine Hills Road (CR 431). Photo taken 02/17/08.
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Underway in summer 2004, Segment II West of the State Road 408 widening project converted the Pine Hills Mainline Toll Plaza with the addition of Express Lanes. Photo taken 02/08/08. Second photo taken 02/17/08.
The succeeding three interchanges serve areas within the Orlando city limits. Photo taken 02/08/08.
SR 408 crosses over Old Winter Garden Road (CR 526) and Ortman Drive ahead of the first sign for Interstate 4 (Exits 10A/B). Photo taken 02/17/08.
John Young Parkway (SR 423) is the next in a series of busy north-south arterials to connect with SR 408 east. Ramp tolls at forthcoming Exit 8A were removed following completion of the Pine Hills Main Plaza. Photo taken 02/17/08.
An eastbound on-ramp joins SR 408 east from Ortman Drive and before the Ferguson Drive underpass. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 8A) with SR 423 on SR 408 eastbound. SR 423 follows John Young Parkway northward to Fairvilla and U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) near Eatonville. SR 423 continues east from U.S. 441 along Lee Road to U.S. 17 & 92 (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park. Photo taken 02/08/08.
Southward from Exit 8A, John Young Parkway (CR 423) extends by Clear Lake and Millenia in Orlando to the south suburbs and Hunters Creek. CR 423 is mostly unmarked along the arterial route. Photo taken 02/08/08.
SR 408 enters the city of Orlando at the Church Street under crossing preceding the half diamond interchange (Exit 8B) with Tampa Avenue. Photo taken 02/17/08.
The former Holland West Mainline Toll Plaza was located just west of Tampa Avenue. It was demolished in December 2006 and January 2007. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Exit 8B leaves SR 408 eastbound for Tampa Avenue. Tampa Avenue is an urban collector leading south to Gore Street by Clear Lake and north to Camping World Stadium (formerly the Citrus Bowl) and SR 50 at the Westfield neighborhood. Photo taken 02/17/08.
A diamond interchange joins the East-West Expressway with U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) just one quarter mile beyond Tampa Avenue. OBT comprises an older commercial boulevard through the Angebilt, Holden Heights and Paramore neighborhoods. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Passing over Rio Grande Avenue just ahead of Exit 9 to U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail). OBT is a historic auto trail between Orlando and Lake County along U.S. 441. Photo taken 02/17/08.
U.S. 17 & 92 split with U.S. 441 (OBT) 1.25 miles north at SR 50 (Colonial Drive). Southward, U.S. 17-92-441 overlap 1.5 miles to Interstate 4, and overall to Osceola County and Kissimmee. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Advancing east through Paramore in Orlando, SR 408 reaches the interchange complex with Interstate 4. Exit 10A utilizes the old trumpet interchange and access road south to I-4, while Exit 10B is an extended loop ramp joining I-4 east directly. Photo taken 05/16/08.
The ramp for I-4 east was constructed as the first phase of the Trans4mation project to build a systems interchange between SR 408 and Interstate 4. The Ultimate I-4 project through 2021 completes the exchange. Photo taken 05/16/08.
The original trumpet interchange and access road (Exit 10A) for I-4 leading southwest to Walt Disney World, Lakeland and Tampa will be demolished once a new ramp is built further east above Division Street. Photo taken 02/17/08.
Exit 10B for Interstate 4 east to Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford and Daytona Beach opened to traffic on February 12, 2008. $120 million in area ramp changes and improvements for I-4 and SR 408 by Downtown Orlando were completed by fall 2008. Photo taken 02/17/08.


 

Sources:

  1. Shofner, Dr. Jerrell H. History of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, 2001. Print.


Photo Credits:

02/02/08, 02/08/08, 02/17/08, 02/18/08, 05/16/08, 06/29/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
State Road 423 - John Young Parkway / Lee Road

Page Updated 03-07-2018.