State Road 408 East - Orlando to Union Park

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Florida State Road 408 East
Exit 10B was renumbered as Exit 10C once the new ramp for I-4 east opened in February 2008. Forthcoming Orange Avenue leads north into Downtown Orlando. Photo taken 02/17/08.
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Flyovers take shape for the eventual full systems interchange joining SR 408 (East-West Expressway) with Interstate 4. Photos taken 09/01/18.
A 0.7-mile long viaduct takes SR 408 east from Division Avenue across I-4 and Lake Lucerne to Anderson Street south of Downtown Orlando. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 527 was decommissioned through Downtown Orlando. The state road followed Orange Avenue south to Gore Street, and a couplet along Rosalind and Magnolia Avenues north and Orange Avenue south between Colonial Drive (SR 50) and SR 408. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Exit 10C lowers from the elevated roadway to encircle Lake Lucerne to Orange Avenue (former SR 527). SR 527 remains posted north from Colonial Drive to U.S. 17/92 (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park. Photo taken 06/29/13.
Taking Exit 10C, the two-lane ramp splits for Delaney Avenue and South Lucerne Circle west to Orange Avenue (former SR 527). Photo taken 12/04/10.
SR 527 shields at the South Lucerne Circle intersection with Orange Avenue. SR 527 travels south from nearby Gore Street to SODO in Orlando, Edgewood, Pine Castle and SR 482 (Sand Lake Road). Photo taken 12/04/10.
The $600 million State Road 408 Widening project was underway by Downtown in march 2005. Construction expanded the East-West Expressway to eight overall lanes, with auxiliary lanes between the ramps for Mills Avenue, Bumby Avenue and South Conway Road. Photo taken 06/29/13.
Mills Avenue doubles as SR 15 northward from adjacent Anderson and South Streets to SR 50 (Colonial Drive). SR 15 partitions into a one-way couplet around Lake Lawsona to SR 526 (Robinson Street), then extends north to become the hidden component of U.S. 17/92 to Winter Park and Seminole County. Photo taken 05/27/20.
A fifth eastbound lane accompanies SR 408 between the Downtown entrance ramp from Anderson Street and Exit 11B for Mills Avenue. There is no Exit 11A. Photo taken 05/27/20.
SR 15 follows the frontage road system of SR 408 east from Exit 11B and Mills Avenue to the Orlando Highlands community and Lake Underhill. Mills Avenue continues south as a residential street to Lake Lancaster. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Next in line for SR 408 eastbound is the split diamond interchange (Exit 12A) for Bumby Avenue, Primrose Drive and Crystal Lake Drive (former SR 526). Photo taken 05/27/20.
The East-West Expressway kinks northward by Greenwood Urban Wetlands Park to run directly alongside South Street. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Exit 12A consists of a slip ramp onto parallel SR 15 (Anderson Street) southbound ahead of Bumby Avenue. Bumby Avenue heads south through the Orlando Highlands neighborhood to Lake Como and north to Audubon Park and Corrine Drive. Photo taken 05/27/20.
SR 15 continues alongside SR 408 to Crystal Lake Drive north to Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Crystal Lake Drive north to Robinson Street at Orlando Festival Park was the former eastern leg of SR 526. Photo taken 05/27/20.
The ensuing exit eastbound is the wye interchange for SR 15 (South Conway Road). Photo taken 05/27/20.
The succeeding three off-ramps all connect with parallel Lake Underhill Road. Lake Underhill Road extends east from SR 15 (South Conway Road) as a frontage road for SR 408 to SR 551 (Goldenrod Road). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Signature cable stay towers rise between two six-lane bridges carrying SR 408 across Lake Underhill. The crossing was rebuilt as Segment II East of the SR 408 Widening Project started in fall 2005. Photo taken 09/01/18.
South Conway Road carries SR 15 from Lake Underhill Road south to Hoffner Avenue (CR 506) in Conway. Hoffner Avenue turns the route east from Belle Isle to southeast Orlando. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 408 eastbound maintains at least five lanes for 2.7 miles from the Anderson Street on-ramp to the Andes Avenue off-ramp (Exit 14). Photo taken 09/01/18.
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A two-lane off-ramp (Exit 13) separates from the east end of the Lake Underhill bridge for South Conway Road (SR 15) to the Dover Shores and Bryn Mawr neighborhoods. Photo taken 06/29/13. Second photo taken 05/27/20.
SR 408 runs along the south side of Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) between Lake Underhill and Andes Avenue (Exit 14). The stretch of freeway includes the Conway Mainline Toll Plaza Photo taken 05/27/20.
Forthcoming Exit 14 consists of a slip ramp onto parallel Lake Underhill Road east ahead of Andes Avenue, Mercado Avenue and SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard). Photo taken 05/27/20.
Originating from Jeff Fuqua Boulevard at Orlando International Airport (MCO), and ending at U.S. 17/92 (Dixie Highway) at Casselberry, Semoran Boulevard constitutes a heavily traveled arterial through eastern Orlando. SR 436 follows the route north from Lee Vista in Orlando to Winter Park, Aloma, Altomonte Springs and Apopka. Photo taken 05/27/20.
The former Holland East Main Plaza preceded Exit 14. It was demolished and replaced with separate east and westbound plazas during the Segment III phase of the SR 408 Widening Project in 2007-08. Photo taken 05/27/20.
The first guide sign for SR 417 lies three miles west of the Central Florida GreeneWay. With the removal of the SR 4080 connector north in 2012-13, the distance to SR 417 was revised upward from 2.25 miles. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Reassurance marker posted ahead of the Yucatan Drive on-ramp connecting SR 436 with SR 408 east. This assembly was removed by 2018. Photo taken 06/29/13.
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The East-West Expressway passes between the Azalea Park and Engelwood Park communities one mile ahead of Exit 16 for SR 551 (Goldenrod Road). Photo taken 05/27/20. Second photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 408 maintains eight overall lanes east to the Central Florida GreeneWay. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Two lanes depart SR 408 eastbound for Exit 16 (SR 551). SR 551 (Goldenrod Road) stays outside the Orlando city limits 1.6 miles south to SR 552 (Curry Ford Road) and two miles north to SR 50 (Colonial Drive). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 16) with SR 551 on SR 408 east. Goldenrod Road extends south from SR 15 (Narcoosee Road) to the Orlando Corporate Center and Lee Vista in Orlando as a tolled arterial operated by the CFX. The extension ties into the Beachline Expressway exchange with Heintzelman Boulevard at MCO Airport. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Completed by 2013, the half diamond interchange (Exit 17) with Chickasaw Trail provides access to Valencia College Lane and suburban areas including Rio Pinar and Bacchus Gardens. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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Braided ramps connect SR 408 with SR 551 and Chickasaw Trail. Photos taken 09/01/18.
2012-13 construction added a high speed flyover linking SR 408 east directly with SR 417 north to Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Springs. The new ramp led to the removal of the SR 4080 freeway branching north from Chickasaw Trail to Valencia College Lane and the Central Florida Greeway. Photo taken 05/27/20.
SR 408 east at the Chickasaw Trail overpass. A left side ramp here previously directed motorists northward onto unsigned SR 4080. SR 4080 followed the original eastern extent of the East-West Expressway, which ended northeast at SR 50 (East Colonial Drive). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Curving east toward the cloverstack interchange (Exit 18) with SR 417. SR 417 forms part of the beltway encircling Orlando. The toll road heads north by the University of Central Florida (UCF) to Seminole County and south to SR 528 (Beachline Expressway) by Randal Park in east Orlando. Photo taken 05/27/20.
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Arrow-per-lane (APL) signs outline the two-lane ramp taking motorists onto both SR 417 north and south. Guide signs for Exit 18 were amended in 2019 to use Tampa and Daytona Beach in place of Orlando International Airport and Sanford respectively. Photos taken 05/27/20.
SR 417 travels seven miles south from SR 408 to meet the Beachline Expressway. SR 528 joins Orlando with Cocoa, Cape Canaveral and the Space Coast. Photo taken 06/29/13.
A two-lane flyover joins SR 417 north toward Oviedo, Sanford and I-4 east to Daytona Beach. Photo taken 05/27/20.
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The SR 408/SR 417 South Interchange Project through 2019 further upgraded the exchange with a flyover added from the GreeneWay north to SR 408 west. Photos taken 05/27/20.
Progressing east from the Central Florida GreeneWay, SR 408 next meets Dean Road at a diamond interchange (Exit 19). Photo taken 05/27/20.
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Econlockhatchee Trail crosses over SR 408 just ahead of the Little Econlockhatchee River and the off-ramp (Exit 19) to Dean Road. Photos taken 05/27/20.
The Dean Road Mainline Toll Plaza lies just east of Dean Road by the Briar Bay subdivision. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Econlockhatchee Trail and Dean Road constitute suburban arterials through Union Park and unincorporated Orange County. Photo taken 05/27/20.
A mileage sign for Titusville stands just beyond the gore point for Exit 19. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Started in October 2017, two years of construction added an additional lane along both directions of SR 408. Work reconfigured the ramps with Rouse Road at upcoming Exit 20.1 Photo taken 05/27/20.
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Traffic separates into six overall toll express lanes and eight toll booths at the Dean Road Main Plaza. The SR 408 Widening project through 2019 added an additional Open Road Tolling (ORT) lane per direction.1 Photos taken 05/27/20.
Rouse Road stems north from parallel Lake Underhill Road to a parclo interchange (Exit 20) with SR 408. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Exit 20 departs SR 408 east for Rouse Road. Rouse Road is a suburban four-lane arterial heading north through Union Park to University Boulevard. Photo taken 05/27/20.
The 3.24 mile long widening project in 2017-19 expanded SR 408 east from SR 417 to Alafaya Trail (Exit 21).1 Photo taken 05/27/20.
Exit 21 is a half diamond interchange with Alafaya Trail. Alafaya Trail winds through a retail area populated by big box stores and Waterford Lakes Town Center. Photo taken 05/27/20.
This confirming marker stands by the Kehoe Boulevard underpass linking Lake Underhill Road with the Lake Kehore Preserve subdivision. Photo taken 05/27/20.
North from Exit 21, Alafaya Trail becomes SR 434 north at SR 50 (Colonial Drive) and University Park. The state road follows Alafaya Trail northward to UCF and Oviedo in Seminole County. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Alafaya Trail continues south to a bevy of subdivisions around Avalon Park and Innovation Way. Innovation Way is a newer road leading south to the Beachline Expressway. Photo taken 07/31/14.
A lane drop occurs beyond Alafaya Trail. The final 1.6 miles of SR 408 is four lanes wide. Photo taken 05/27/20.
SR 408 makes an abrupt turn north to end at SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) in one mile. Photo taken 05/27/20.
The East-West Expressway roadways formerly diverged with a forested median beyond the Woodbury Road overpass. Eliminated in 2012, the separation was designed to accommodate further extension of the toll road. Photo taken 05/27/20.
Upcoming SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) leads east from University Park to Bithlo and Titusville. A PD&E Study underway in 2018 analyzes constructing elevated toll lanes along the corridor between the east end of SR 408 and the SR 50 split with SR 520. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) comprises a six-lane commercial arterial through Union Park, University Park and the Avalon Park communities. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Challenger Parkway extends north from the East-West Expressway to Central Florida Research Park. Photo taken 09/01/18.
A parclo interchange (Exit 23) connects SR 408 with SR 50 (East Colonial Drive). SR 50 continues east to Lockwood, Bithlo and Christmas in rural eastern Orange County. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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Dual turn lanes separate traffic along Exit 23 for the adjacent Bonneville Drive, a residential street north, and SR 50 east to Titusville. Photos taken 05/27/20.
An SR 408 end sign precedes the SR 50 underpass and transition to Challenger Parkway. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Challenger Parkway curves west from the toll road end to Ingenuity Drive and SR 434 (Alafaya Trail). Photo taken 09/01/18.
Woodbury Road was extended north from SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) to Challenger Parkway in 2011. Photo taken 09/01/18.

  1. SR 408 Widening from East of SR 417 to East of Alafaya Trail Project Fact Sheet. Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) web site.

Photo Credits:

02/17/08, 12/04/10, 06/29/13, 07/31/14, 09/01/18, 05/27/20 by AARoads

Connect with:
State Road 15 / County Road 15
State Road 50
State Road 417 - Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway
State Road 435 - Kirkman Road
State Road 551 - Goldenrod Road

Page Updated 05-28-2020.

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