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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 05/27/20
The East-West Expressway kinks northward by Greenwood Urban Wetlands Park to run directly alongside South Street. 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. 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. 05/27/20
The ensuing exit eastbound is the wye interchange for SR 15 (South Conway Road). 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). 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. 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. 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). 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. 06/29/13, 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 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 05/27/20, 09/01/18
SR 408 maintains eight overall lanes east to the Central Florida GreeneWay. 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). 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. 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. 09/01/18
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Braided ramps connect SR 408 with SR 551 and Chickasaw Trail. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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. 06/29/13
A two-lane flyover joins SR 417 north toward Oviedo, Sanford and I-4 east to Daytona Beach. 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. 05/27/20
Progressing east from the Central Florida GreeneWay, SR 408 next meets Dean Road at a diamond interchange (Exit 19). 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. 05/27/20
The Dean Road Mainline Toll Plaza lies just east of Dean Road by the Briar Bay subdivision. 05/27/20
Econlockhatchee Trail and Dean Road constitute suburban arterials through Union Park and unincorporated Orange County. 05/27/20
A mileage sign for Titusville stands just beyond the gore point for Exit 19. 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 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 05/27/20
Rouse Road stems north from parallel Lake Underhill Road to a parclo interchange (Exit 20) with SR 408. 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. 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 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. 05/27/20
This confirming marker stands by the Kehoe Boulevard underpass linking Lake Underhill Road with the Lake Kehore Preserve subdivision. 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. 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. 07/31/14
A lane drop occurs beyond Alafaya Trail. The final 1.6 miles of SR 408 is four lanes wide. 05/27/20
SR 408 makes an abrupt turn north to end at SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) in one mile. 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. 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. 09/01/18
SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) comprises a six-lane commercial arterial through Union Park, University Park and the Avalon Park communities. 09/01/18
Challenger Parkway extends north from the East-West Expressway to Central Florida Research Park. 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. 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. 05/27/20
An SR 408 end sign precedes the SR 50 underpass and transition to Challenger Parkway. 09/01/18
Challenger Parkway curves west from the toll road end to Ingenuity Drive and SR 434 (Alafaya Trail). 09/01/18
Woodbury Road was extended north from SR 50 (East Colonial Drive) to Challenger Parkway in 2011. 09/01/18


 
Sources:
  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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