State Road 417 North - Central Florida GreeneWay - I-4 to MCO Airport

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Florida State Road 417 North
SR 417 begins from a long collector distributor roadway joining Interstate 4 with World Drive at Celebration. The first confirming marker stands just ahead of the wye taking the toll road east. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) maintains the Southern Connector Extension of the Central Florida GreeneWay. The segment includes a diamond interchange (Exit 2) with Celebration Avenue. Photo taken 09/07/16.
The Celebration Toll Plaza lies to the immediate east of I-4 and the Celebration Place underpass. Photo taken 07/31/14.
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The Celebration Toll Plaza is the lone collection point along SR 417 without open road tolling lanes. Photo taken 07/27/16. Second photo taken 07/31/14.
Celebration Avenue links the Central Florida GreeneWay with the Celebration business district to the south and U.S. 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway). Photo taken 07/31/14.
U.S. 192 (Iron Bronson Memorial Highway) travels west to Walt Disney World and Four Corners and east to Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Designed by the Walt Disney Corporation, Celebration is an master-planned community spreading east from I-4 and south of SR 417. Photo taken 07/31/14.
SR 417 curves northeast from Exit 2 to cross over U.S. 192 and Bonnett Creek into Orange County. The ensuing exit is with Osceola Parkway. Photo taken 07/27/16.
Osceola Parkway, a county-maintained expressway, travels west to Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Confirming marker posted north of the viaduct across International Drive. Photo taken 09/07/16.
East from the parclo interchange (Exit 3) with SR 417, Osceola Parkway (CR 522) is a tolled arterial through northern reaches of Kissimmee and the Buena Ventura Lakes community. Photo taken 07/27/16.
Older "Follow the Sun" trailblazers for Osceola Parkway along the off-ramp from SR 417 were replaced in 2018 with signs for Disney World and Florida's Turnpike. SR 417 leads directly to the Turnpike along a much faster route than CR 522. Photo taken 11/03/18.
SR 417 north crosses the Orange County line just north of Osceola Parkway. Photo taken 07/27/16.
Heading eastward, the Central Florida GreeneWay passes over SR 535 (Vineland Road) and a bridge by Lake Buena Vista Resort Village at milepost 5.5. Photo taken 07/27/16.
World Center Drive extends east from SR 535 and SR 536 to a wye interchange with SR 417. The Central Expressway Authority (CFX) takes over maintenance of the remainder of SR 417 north through Orange County. Photo taken 12/06/18.
A third lane opens eastbound from the World Center Drive on-ramp to the John Young Mainline Toll Plaza. Photo taken 07/31/14.
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Traffic partitions with two EPass / SunPass lanes and two lanes for cash toll collection. The John Young Mainline Plaza rebuilt in 2006 to incorporate open road tolling. Photo taken 07/31/14. Second photo taken 02/27/16.
Leaving the toll plaza, SR 417 curves northward through western areas of Hunters Creek. Photo taken 02/27/16.
The succeeding northbound exits serve the Hunters Creek area. 2016-opened ramps with Florida's Turnpike mainline follow in three miles. Photo taken 02/27/16.
The first mileage sign posted along SR 417 north stands 33 miles from Downtown Orlando (via SR 408 west) and 41 miles from Sanford. Daytona Beach lies 82 miles to the north via SR 417 north to I-4 east. Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 417 crosses Shingle Creek a half mile ahead of the parclo interchange (Exit 10) with John Young Parkway (CR 423). Photo taken 02/27/16.
Exit 10 leaves the Central Florida GreeneWay east for John Young Parkway. The heavily traveled arterial route doubles as CR 423 in Orange County and CR 525 in Osceola County. Photo taken 02/27/16.
County Road 423 guide sign posted along the northbound off-ramp for Exit 10. South through Hunters Creek, John Young Parkway continues from Hunters Creek to a commercialized SPUI with Osceola Parkway, and U.S. 192 in Kissimmee. Northward, CR 423 becomes SR 423 at Colonial Drive (SR 50) in Orlando. Photo taken 09/07/16.
U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) cross paths with SR 417 north at the ensuing exit in one mile. 2016-opened ramps with Florida's Turnpike follow in two miles. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Like John Young Parkway, Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) comprises a busy north-south arterial serving north Kissimmee, Hunters Creek, Southchase and other Orange County suburbs. Northward toward Orlando, OBT lines a commercial strip lined with numerous strip malls and shopping plazas. Photo taken 10/14/17.
The Central Florida GreeneWay arcs east between subdivisions of Deerfield and Hunters Creek to Exit 11 for U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Photo taken 02/27/16.
Entering the folded diamond interchange (Exit 11) with U.S. 17-92-441 (OBT). U.S. 17-92-441 head 4.5 miles south to U.S. 192 (Vine Street) at Downtown Kissimmee. U.S. 441 joins U.S. 192 east to St. Cloud while U.S. 17 & 92 continue southward together to Haines City. Northward, U.S. 17-92-441 overlap to Colonial Drive (SR 50), west of Downtown Orlando. Photo taken 10/14/17.
A partially built systems interchange (Exit 12) connects the Central Florida GreeneWay with the Florida's Turnpike mainline in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 10/14/17.
The on-ramp from OBT adds a northbound auxiliary lane to Exit 12 for Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Florida's Turnpike joins the Orlando area with West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the south and Ocala and points north from I-75 at Wildwood. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Construction on the first ramps linking the GreeneWay and Turnpike commenced in late 2013. The SR 417 northbound ramps at Exit 12 opened to traffic on May 16, 2016.1 Photo taken 05/30/19.
Exit 12 separates from SR 417 north with two lanes. Florida's Turnpike constitutes a commuter route south to Kissimme and St. Cloud and north through Orlando to Winter Garden and Clermont. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Including the exit from Florida's Turnpike (SR 91) north to SR 417, other ramps at the exchange were completed on January 26, 2015.2 Photo taken 05/30/19.
Continuing east across Florida's Turnpike, drivers along SR 417 next meet Landstar Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/19.
The remaining three ramps between SR 417 and SR 91 are being built as part of a April 2017 to 2021 Turnpike expansion project between Kissimmee and the Beachline Expressway. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 417 north crosses Orange Avenue (CR 527) a half mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 14) with Landstar Boulevard. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Landstar Boulevard comprises a suburban arterial north from the Meadow Woods community and SR 417 to Wetherbee Road. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Traffic from the Turnpike expands the northbound roadway to four lanes to Exit 14. Photo taken 10/14/17.
South from Exit 14, Landstar Boulevard crosses into Osceola County, becoming Buenventura Boulevard ahead of a commercialized intersection with Osceola Parkway. Buenventura Boulevard is the main arterial route through the Buena Ventura Lakes community. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Connectivity to Orlando International Airport (MCO) east from Florida's Turnpike improved with the upgrade of the forthcoming diamond Exit 17 into a four-level interchange. Photo taken 10/14/17.
The third toll collection point along SR 417 north is the Boggy Creek Main Plaza. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Town homes abut against the Central Florida GreeneWay right of way at the Meadow Woods community. Sanford lies 35 miles to the north. Photo taken 10/14/17.
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The Boggy Creek Mainline Toll Plaza partitions traffic with four high-speed EPass / SunPass lanes and eight toll booths for cash collection. The facility was rebuilt in 2006. Photos taken 10/14/17.
Proceeding east from the toll plaza, motorists reach the back to back ramps (Exits 11A/B) for Boggy Creek Road and Jeff Fuqua Road in one mile. Photo taken 10/14/17.
The first of two arrow-per-lane (APL) signs for the flyover (Exit 17A) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) stands along SR 417 between the Beacon Park and Somerset Park subdivisions. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Exit 11A shuttles motorists northward onto Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, a controlled access expressway leading north to Heintzelman Boulevard and the passenger terminal of Orlando International Airport (MCO). Photo taken 10/14/17.
The original diamond interchange (Exit 11B) remains in service between the Central Florida GreeneWay and Boggy Creek Road. Photo taken 10/14/17.
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Boggy Creek Road stems north from County Road 530 and Simpson Road, east of Buenaventura Lakes and north of East Lake Tohopekaliga, to western reaches of MCO Airport, the Southport community and SR 528 (Beachline Expressway) at SR 482 (McCoy Road). Photos taken 05/05/18.
$71 million in construction started in October 2013 to upgrade the Central Florida GreeneWay exchange with Boggy Creek Road. Three high-speed flyovers were added along with new roadways leading north to Jeff Fuqua Boulevard into MCO Airport. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked completion of the project on February 12, 2016.3 Photo taken 10/14/17.


 
Sources:
  1. "3 new ramps open along State Road 417." Spectrum News 13, May 16, 2016.
  2. CFX Opens New SR 417/Florida’s Turnpike Ramps. Central FLorida Expressway Authority (CFX) web site.
  3. Central Florida Opens Four-level Interchange to Ensure Smoother Ride to Orlando International Airport. Dewberry web site.


Photo Credits:

  • 07/31/14 by AARoads.
  • 02/27/16 by AARoads.
  • 07/27/16 by AARoads.
  • 09/07/16 by AARoads.
  • 10/14/17 by AARoads.
  • 05/05/18 by AARoads.
  • 11/03/18 by AARoads.
  • 12/06/18 by AARoads.
  • 05/30/19 by AARoads and Chris Kalina.

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U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
Osceola Parkway - County Road 522

Page Updated 05-31-2019.