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

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SR 417 south
Advancing west, motorists on SR 417 southbound next approach the Boggy Creek Mainline Toll Plaza. Photo taken 09/07/16.
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The Boggy Creek Main Plaza lies between the Beacon Park and Somerset Park subdivisions. Photo taken 09/07/16. Second photo taken 05/05/18.
Two lanes partition for both the EPass / Sunpass express lanes and the toll booths for cash collection. The Boggy Creek Main Plaza was expanded in 2006. Photo taken 07/09/16.
Southbound reassurance shield postead ahead of the Rhode Island Woods Circle underpass at the Meadow Woods community. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Landstar Boulevard meets SR 417 south in one mile. The subsequent exit connects the GreeneWay with Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 05/05/18.
Interstate 4 debuts to southbound motorists on a mileage sign preceding Exit 14. The distances reference SR 536 west for I-4 east and the south end of SR 417 for I-4 west to Tampa. Photo taken 09/07/16.
SR 417 south reaches the diamond interchange (Exit 14) with Landstar Boulevard in one half mile. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Landstar Boulevard constitutes a suburban arterial from Buenaventura Boulevard in Osceola County to Wetherbee Road north of Meadow Woods. A 10 ton weight limit precludes trucks from using Landstar Boulevard north to Jetport Park. Photo taken 07/09/16.
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A systems interchange (Exit 12) joins SR 417 south with Florida's Turnpike north to Orlando and Clermont and south to Kissimmee and St. Cloud in one mile. Photos taken 05/05/18.
Three exits depart in quick succession as the Central Florida GreeneWay progresses west through the Hunters Creek community. Photo taken 05/05/18.
Ramps to Florida's Turnpike use all electronic tolling (AET), with collection via EPass / Sunpass transponder readers or toll-by-plate. Photo taken 07/09/16.
SunRail (Central Florida Rail corridor) passes below the GreeneWay by this confirming marker. Photo taken 05/05/18.
Construction on the first two ramps linking SR 417 with Florida's Turnpike (SR 91) began in fall 2013. The loop ramp to the Turnpike south opened to traffic on January 26, 2015. The $30 million phase included the addition of a ramp from SR 91 north to SR 417 as well.1 Photo taken 05/05/18.
Two lanes part ways with SR 417 south for Florida's Turnpike. A major overhaul from April 2017 to 2021 expands the Turnpike from four lanes to eight overall lanes, including two express lanes in each direction. The $176 million project includes constructing the remaining ramps at Exit 12.2 Photo taken 05/05/18.
Florida's Turnpike doubles as a commuter route north from Kissimmee to Orlando and Minneola. The mainline joins Orlando with I-75 north to Ocala and Atlanta, Georgia and south to Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Photo taken 05/05/18.
The northbound on-ramp for the Turnpike opened to traffic on May 16, 2016. Ramps also opened from SR 417 north to both directions of Florida's Turnpike.3 Photo taken 05/05/18.
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U.S. 17-92-441 combine along Orange Blossom Trail north from U.S. 192 in Kissimmee to SR 50 (Colonial Drive) west of Downtown Orlando. The congested arterial crosses paths with SR 417 at Exit 17. Photos taken 07/09/16.
Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) and parallel John Young Parkway (CR 423) provide the main north-south routes for the Hunters Creek, Deerfield, Pepper Mill and other Orange County suburbs. Photo taken 05/05/18.
SR 417 passes over Balcombe Road by the Southchase community just east of the folded diamond interchange (Exit 11) with U.S. 17-92-441 (OBT). Photo taken 09/07/16.
Exit 11 loops away from the southbound mainline to OBT. The often congested arterial heads north through an older commercial strip toward Edgewood and Pine Castle. U.S. 441 follows all of OBT northward to Mount Dora in Lake County. Photo taken 09/07/16.
U.S. 17-92-441 (OBT) trael south 4.8 miles to U.S. 192 and North Main Street at Downtown Kissimmee. U.S. 17 & 92 turn west there toward Intercession City and Haines City while U.S. 441 combines with U.S. 192 east to St. Cloud and Holopaw. Photo taken 09/07/16.
Even more well used than OBT, John Young Parkway (CR 423) stems north from U.S. 17-92-192 in Kissimmee to Williamsburg in southern Orange County. Photo taken 07/09/16.
Acknowledged on the GreeneWay as County Road 423, pentagons are sparsely posted along the north-south arterial. CR 423 lines John Young Parkway north to SR 408, where SR 423 begins. Southward into Osceola County, CR 423 becomes unsigned CR 525. Photo taken 07/09/16.
Two lanes depart from SR 417 south at the parclo interchange (Exit 10) with John Young Parkway (CR 423). Photo taken 07/09/16.
Exit 10 partitions into separate ramps for John Young Parkway south to Kissimmee and north to Orlando. Photo taken 07/31/14.
The South Florida Water Management District lands at Shingle Creek offer a reprieve from the suburban development along the GreeneWay west from Exit 10. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Eight miles of SR 417 south remain. Tampa lies 62 miles beyond there via Interstate 4 to its terminus. Photo taken 07/09/16.
A series of signs outline the various attractions with Walt Disney World. World Center Drive branches west from SR 417 at the succeeding exit to Disney Springs and Epcot. Osceola Parkway follows and heads west through southern areas of Disney World. Photo taken 07/09/16.
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Southbound traffic crosses another area of the Hunters Creek development to the John Young Mainline Toll Plaza. Operated by the CFX, the plaza was expanded in 2006 to include two express toll lanes in each direction. Photo taken 07/09/16. Second photo taken 07/31/14. Third photo taken 07/09/16.
Beyond the John Young Main Plaza, SR 417 makes an S-curve across area wet lands. Photo taken 07/31/14.
World Center Drive stems west from a wye interchange (Exit 6) with the Central Florida GreeneWay to International Drive South. Photo taken 07/09/16.
West from SR 535 (Vineland Road), World Center Drive becomes SR 536 leading west to I-4 and Epot Center Drive into Walt Disney World. Photo taken 07/09/16.
International Drive stems north from World Center Drive on a parallel alignment to Interstate 4. The International Drive resort area stretches eight miles north to Oak Ridge Road near Universal Orlando. A second branch of International Drive arcs west from SR 535 (Vineland Road) to U.S. 192 at Celebration. Photo taken 07/09/16.
A lane drop occurs at Exit 6 for World Center Drive and SR 536. Epcot Center Drive leads tourists four miles to Epot and six miles to World Drive for the Magic Kingdom. Photo taken 07/09/16.
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Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) funded and built the $153 million Southern Connector Extension of SR 417. The Turnpike portion winds six miles southwest from World Center Drive to Interstate 4. It was completed in Jun 1996.4 Photos taken 07/31/14.
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Two mainline exits remain along SR 417 south. The toll road ends five miles south of SR 535 (Vineland Road) at I-4. Photos taken 07/09/16.
A parclo interchange (Exit 3) links the Central Florida GreeneWay with Osceola Parkway just across the Osceola County line. CR 522 follows the parkway east from Disney World to CR 530 (Boggy Creek Road). Photo taken 07/09/16.
Osceola Parkway is a County maintained expressway / controlled access arterial linking the southern areas of Walt Disney World in the city of Bay Lake with northern reaches of Kissimmee and Buenaventura Lakes. Photo taken 07/09/16.
Exit 3 leaves SR 417 south for Osceola Parkway. Osceola Parkway (CR 522) leads west to I-4, Victory Drive for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, World Drive for Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Photo taken 07/09/16.
Curving southward across Osceola Parkway, the subsequent exit for the GreeneWay lies one mile ahead with Celebration Avenue. Photo taken 07/09/16.
U.S. 192 comprises a busy east-west arterial serving commercial areas outside of the Disney World Resort areas. A myriad of services, lodging, food, and retail line the six-lane highway from Four Corners (U.S. 27) east to Kissimmee. Celebration Avenue provides access to U.S. 192 a short distance north of Exit 2. Photo taken 07/09/16.
A viaduct spans International Drive, Bonnet Creek and U.S. 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) ahead of Exit 2. Photo taken 07/31/14.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 2) with Celebration Avenue on SR 417 south. Celebration Avenue meanders south from U.S. 192 and SR 417 to the Celebration Town Center. Celebration is a master planned community originally developed by the Walt Disney Corporation. Photo taken 07/09/16.
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Traffic slows to the Celebration Toll Plaza. The six-lane plaza is the last on Orlando area expressways without open road tolling. Photo taken 07/31/14. Second photo taken 07/09/16.
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The inside lane in each direction of the Celebration Main Plaza was converted for all electronic tolling. Photos taken 07/09/16.
A wye interchange takes motorists from SR 417 south onto a collector distributor roadway running along side I-4 west to World Drive. Photo taken 07/09/16.
The c/d roadway expands to four westbound lanes to the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 62) with World Drive. Photo taken 07/09/16.
World Drive heads north from Interstate 4 as a controlled access expressway north to U.S. 192 and the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Photo taken 07/09/16.
A loop ramp joins World Drive south to its end at Celebration Boulevard. Two lanes otherwise merge onto I-4 west ahead of SR 417 (Western Beltway). Photo taken 07/31/14.


 
Sources:
  1. "New interchange opens Monday between SR 417 and Turnpike." Orlando Sentinel (FL), January 23, 2015.
  2. Florida's Turnpike Widening from South of Osceola Parkway to the Beachline Expressway and SR 417 Interchange Improvements fact sheet. Florida's Turnpike web site.
  3. "3 new ramps open along State Road 417." Spectrum News 13, May 16, 2016.
  4. SR 417 (Central FL GreeneWay) - Overview & History. Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) web site.


Photo Credits:

07/31/14, 02/27/16, 07/09/16, 09/07/16, 05/05/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
Florida's Turnpike
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
State Road 536 / Epcot Center Drive
Osceola Parkway - County Road 522

Page Updated 05-06-2018.