State Road 417 North - Seminole Expressway - Sanford

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Florida State Road 417 North
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Aloma Avenue is a four-lane commercial arterial taking SR 426 southwest from Exit 38 to Goldenrod and Winter Park. SR 426 north parallels the Seminole Expressway along Oviedo Road to Jamestown, Slavia and Broadway into Oviedo. 12/06/18
The Seminole Expressway shifts eastward alongside the Cross Seminole Trail by this confirming marker. 07/27/13
The ensuing two exits serve the city of Oviedo to the east of the SR 417. 07/27/13
Sanford International Airport (SBD) lies 12 miles to the north. SR 417 curves west to end at I-4 in 16 miles. 07/27/13
A parclo interchange (Exit 41) joins SR 417 with Red Bug Lake Road in one mile. 07/27/13
Red Bug Lake Road extends west from Mitchell Hammock Road and SR 426 (Oviedo Road) to SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) near Lake Howell. Mitchell Hammock Road continues across Oviedo to Lockwood Boulevard. 07/27/13
Motorists bound for Red Bug Lake Road (Exit 41) depart SR 417 northbound. Red Bug Lake Road serves the adjacent Oviedo Mall and the city of Casselberry to the west. 07/27/13
SR 417 north enters the Oviedo city limits at the Oviedo Mall Boulevard overpass preceding this shield assembly. 02/17/08
SR 417 next approaches SR 419 & 434 at Exit 44. SR 419 & 434 combine along Central Avenue from SR 426 (Broadway Street) in Downtown Oviedo northwest to Orlando Boulevard in Winter Springs. 07/27/13
The diamond interchange with SR 419 & 434 (Sanford-Oviedo Road) serves northeastern reaches of the Winter Springs city limits. 02/17/08
Exit 44 leaves SR 417 north. SR 419 takes a winding course 6.8 miles west and north around Lake Jesup to U.S. 17/92 near Lake Mary. SR 434 travels 5.4 miles west to Downtown Winter Springs and 6.5 miles to U.S. 17/92 in Longwood. 07/27/13
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The Seminole Expressway bee lines northwest from Winter Springs along a 1.5 mile long bridge spanning Lake Jesup. 07/27/13
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Waters from Lake Jesup spread northeast to Lake Jesup Conservation Area and the St. Johns River at SR 46. 1,735 acres of land along the north shore were purchased by the state for wetland restoration to offset land damage by construction of SR 417.1 02/17/08
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The six-mile stretch of the Seminole Expressway from SR 434 to U.S. 17/92 in Sanford opened to traffic on May 7, 1994. Coupled with the toll road north from SR 426, which opened earlier in 1994, the 12-mile segment cost $177 million.1 02/17/08
The final nine miles of SR 417 north to I-4 pass through or by the Sanford city limits. 07/27/13
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The Lake Jesup Mainline Toll Plaza charges the highest toll along SR 417. The original eight-booth plaza was rebuilt in 2009 to accommodate four-overall SunPass lanes and a single cash lane per direction. 07/27/13
Seminole County Road 427 (Ronald Reagan Boulevard) and Lake Mary Boulevard cross paths with SR 417 at a split-diamond interchange in 0.75 miles. 07/27/13
Reassurance shields posted along the Seminole Expressway include placards with the freeway name. This assembly stands by the Sanford Avenue underpass. 07/27/13
Lake Mary Boulevard comprises a major east-west arterial between Markham Woods Road at Heathrow, Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SBD) and the 2006-extension northeast to SR 46 and 416 at Cameron City. 07/27/13
Exit 49 parts ways with the Seminole Expressway north beyond the CSX Railroad underpass. Ronald Reagan Boulevard (CR 427) stems southwest from Sanford Avenue to Midway, Casselbery and Longwood. Sanford Avenue (CR 425) extends north from Lake Mary Boulevard to SR 46 (East 25th Street) in Downtown Sanford. 07/27/13
U.S. 17/92 head northeast from the city of Lake Mary to meet SR 417 at Exit 50 in Sanford. U.S. 17/92 overlap from Haines City north to DeLand overall, and locally along Orlando Drive northward to French Avenue and Downtown Sanford. 07/27/13
An auxiliary lane opens north from Lake Mary Boulevard to the off-ramp (Exit 50) for U.S. 17/92. Exit 50 passes over Airport Boulevard en route to U.S. 17/92 by Lake Jennie. 08/25/18
SR 417 turns westerly again through the parclo A2 interchange with U.S. 17/92 (Orlando Drive). U.S. 17/92 travel north to the Lake Monroe shoreline and then west along it to the community of Lake Monroe at I-4 and CR 15. 08/25/18
Appearing east of this shield marker, Airport Boulevard intertwines with the Seminole Expressway west from Exit 50 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard by Exit 52. 08/25/18
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Seminole County Road 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway) travels 1.75 miles west between the south split of SR 46 from U.S. 17/92 (French Avenue) in Sanford and SR 417 at Exit 52. 08/25/18
A lengthy viaduct across an area of wetlands, Old Lake Mary Road and a railroad line precedes the diamond interchange (Exit 52) with CR 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway). 08/25/18
H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway continues west from Exit 52 along the Lake Mary and Sanford city line to I-4 and Orange Boulevard (CR 431). This sign was taken out by 2018. 07/27/13
The Seminole Expressway makes a pronounced western turn beyond CR 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway). 08/25/18
The last mainline exit along SR 417 north lies one mile ahead with Rinehart Road. Rinehart Road is an arterial route paralleling the Cross Seminole Trail south from Sanford to Lake Mary Boulevard. 08/25/18
Rinehart Road links the Seminole Expressway with SR 46 (West 1st Street) through big box retail areas anchored by the Seminole Towne Center mall. A greenout covers Heathrow on this panel. 08/25/18
SR 417 crosses CR 15 (Upsala Road) one half mile east of the folded diamond interchange (Exit 54) with Rinehart Road. The Seminole Expressway opened west from U.S. 17/92 to Rinehart Road on April 27, 2002. This segment opened eight months ahead of schedule.2 08/25/18
The link with Interstate 4 west from Rinehart Road (Exit 54) was completed September 15, 2002. Underway in late 1999, work on the five-mile segment of the Seminole Expressway west from Exit 50 to I-4 cost $265 million.3 08/25/18
Three lanes advance west along SR 417 to a trumpet interchange (Exits 55A/B) with Interstate 4. 08/25/18
Two lanes separate from the north end of SR 417 for I-4 east to Deltona, DeLand and Daytona Beach. 08/25/18
Exit 55C west to International Parkway in Heathrow opened to traffic in December 2011. 08/25/18
Narrowing to one lane, traffic approaches the partition of Exits 55C/B for Heathrow and I-4 south to Lake Mary, Longwood and Altamonte Springs. 08/25/18
Interstate 4 ventures south 18 miles to Downtown Orlando and 101 miles to end at I-275 in Tampa. Construction from 2019 to 2022 adds ramps here with Section 8 of Wekiva Parkway (SR 429) leading west toward Mt. Plymouth in Lake County. 08/25/18
Exit 55C extends west to International Parkway, an arterial leading north to SR 46 and south to CR 46A (H.E. Thomas Parkway) and Lake Mary Boulevard. 07/31/14

  1. "New Beltway Leg Gives Seminole Quick Trip South." The Orlando Sentinel (FL), May 6, 1994.
  2. "5-Mile Link Extends Greenway Almost to I-4." The Orlando Sentinel (FL), April 27, 2002.
  3. "GreeneWay Ready to Roll - After Years of Planning and Construction, the $265 Million Final Segment of State Road 417 Linking to Interstate 4 is set to Open Sunday." The Orlando Sentinel (FL), September 14, 2002.

Photo Credits:

02/17/08, 07/27/13, 07/31/14, 08/25/18, 12/06/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
State Road 50
State Road 426

Page Updated 04-23-2019.

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