State Road 528 East - Orlando to Cape Canaveral

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Florida State Road 528 East
Toll plaza sign posted on the eastbound on-ramp from SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) north. Photo taken 10/14/17.
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SR 528 eastbound expands to four eastbound lanes to the Beachline Mainline Toll Plaza. Photo taken 09/28/13. Second photo taken 10/14/17.
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Construction in 2008-09 rebuilt the mainline toll plaza east of SR 417 to include two all electronic toll (AET) lanes in each direction. Photos taken 10/14/17.
The Beachline Expressway plies across wetland areas south of Wide Cypress Swamp. I-95 lies 24 miles to the east. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Exit 19 to Sunrbridge Parkway south and Innovation Way north opened to traffic on October 31, 2017. The ramp replaced a split-diamond interchange (Exit 20) joining the Beachline Expressway with International Corporate (ICP) Park Boulevard.1 Photo taken 03/31/18.
Mileage sign referencing Space Coast destinations for SR 528 east. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 extends 37 miles east to Port Canaveral. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Innovation Way winds northward from forthcoming Exit 19 to the Curtis Station Energy Plant and the Avalon Park community. Sunbridge Parkway extends the arterial south. Photo taken 09/08/18.
Costing $62.5 million, construction for the new parclo interchange at Exit 19 included both the new roadway (Sunbridge Parkway) south to Aerospace Parkway at ICP Boulevard, and the removal of the ramps at Exit 20. Work on the CFX project started in July 2016.1 Photo taken 03/31/18.
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The eastbound on-ramp to SR 528 opened to traffic from Innovation Way after a ribbon cutting ceremony held on March 9, 2018. The westbound ramps opened to SR 528 on March 31, 2017 and from SR 528 on July 11, 2017.1 Photos taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 passes north of International Corporate Park and resumes along a rural course east. Photo taken 09/08/18.
Mileage sign posted eight miles from SR 520 and 19 miles from Interstate 95 at Cocoa. Photo taken 10/14/17.
The Cocoa city center lies seven miles beyond I-95. SR 407 links the Beachline Expressway with Titusville and Nasa Parkway to Kennedy Space Center. Photo taken 10/14/17.
Advancing east, SR 528 next meets Dallas Boulevard at a half diamond interchange (Exit 24). Photo taken 10/14/17.
The succeeding eastbound sign for Port Canaveral stands near Turkey Creek. $17.8 million construction through late 2018 replaces the bridges taking SR 528 across the Econlockhatchee River.2 Photo taken 10/14/17.
Dallas Boulevard extends north from County Road 13 and the Beachline Expressway through the Wedgefield community to the Hal Scott Preserve. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Exit 24 leave SR 528 east for Dallas Boulevard north and unpaved County Road 13 south. Photo taken 10/14/17.
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The Beachline Expressway continues two miles east to the Dallas Mainline Toll Plaza. The toll plaza was built in 2011-12. Photos taken 10/14/17.
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The next series of mileage signs for the Space Coast follow the eastbound toll plaza. Photos taken 10/14/17.
SR 520 crosses paths with SR 528 at a diamond interchange (Exit 31) in one mile. Photo taken 10/14/17.
One half mile ahead of Exit 31. SR 520 branches southeast from SR 50 near Bithlo along a four-lane, divided highway to Cocoa West. Photo taken 10/14/17.
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Eastbound at the off-ramp (Exit 31) to SR 520. Traveling 34.5 miles overall, SR 520 extends east across Cocoa Beach Causeway to SR A1A. Photo taken 10/14/17. Second photo taken 10/20/18. Third photo taken 10/20/18.
CFX maintenance along SR 528 ends at the SR 520 underpass. Starting on September 1, 2018, CFX joined the E-ZPass toll network. Corresponding signs were added at the end of CSX roadways. Photo taken 09/08/18.
The four-lane freeway traverses areas of Tosohatchee State Reserve to the Brevard County line. SR 528 spans James Creek in this scene. Photo taken 09/08/18.
Crossing the St. Johns River, eastbound motorists along the Beachline Expressway enter Brevard County. Photo taken 10/14/17.
SR 528 progresses one mile east from the St. Johns River to split with SR 407 north to Titusville.
Left Exit 37 tabs were added to overheads for SR 407 between March and September 2018. Photo taken 09/08/18.
One half mile out from the wye interchange (Exit 37) taking SR 407 (Challenger Memorial Parkway) northeast to Interstate 95 and SR 405 (Columbia Boulevard). SR 405 leads east from SR 407 in south Titusville to NASA Causeway and John F. Kennedy Space Center. Photo taken 09/08/18.
The Beachline Expressway turns southeast from SR 407 to Cocoa and Merritt Island Causeway. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Travelers headed to I-95 north to New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach are directed onto SR 407 north while those headed south to Melbourne or Palm Bay are advised to remain on SR 528 east. Photo taken 09/08/18.
The new sign bridge added for Exit 37 in 2018 continues to omit SR 528 along the pull through panel. Cocoa was replaced with Port Canaveral as well. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Traveling 4.5 miles southeast from SR 407, SR 528 (Beachline Expressway) meets I-95 at a full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 42A/B). Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 and I-95 come together between the Canaveral Groves community and western reaches of the Cocoa city limits. Interstate 95 generally travels inland throughout Brevard County. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Exit 42A departs SR 528 eastbound for Interstate 95 south. I-95 reaches Melbourne in 22 miles and Miami in 196 miles. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Interstate 95 heads 55 miles north from Exit 42B to I-4 at Daytona Beach and 146 miles to I-10 in Jacksonville. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Downtown Cocoa lies seven miles to the southeast via SR 528 east and U.S. 1. Merritt Island follows along the freeway in eight miles. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 pushes eastward into the city of Cocoa, next meeting Industry Road to SR 524. SR 524 (Clearlake Road) travels southwest back to I-95 and SR 520 near Lake Poinsett. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Industry Road is a collector linking SR 528 south with Clearlake Road and north with Grissom Parkway. Grissom Parkway winds west and north to Port St. John. SR 501 extends Clearlake Road 4.4 miles east and south to SR 520 at Cocoa West. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Entering the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 45) with Industry Road on SR 528 east. Historically SR 524 merged with SR 528 east directly ahead of Bennett Causeway. Photo taken 03/31/18.
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 46) with U.S. 1 (Cocoa Boulevard) quickly follows along SR 528 east. U.S. 1 constitutes a four to six lane arterial south through Cocoa and Rockledge and north to Port St. John and Titusville. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 passes over the Florida East Coast Railroad ahead of the loop ramp (Exit 46) to U.S. 1 (Cocoa Boulevard). Photo taken 03/31/18.
Florida State Road 528 East Florida State Road A1A South
Florida A1A begins and accompanies SR 528 east from U.S. 1 to Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Built in 1970, the initial bridge along Bennett Causeway spans Indian River Drive (CR 515) and an inlet south of City Point. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Bennett Causeway rises across the Indian River seven miles ahead of Cape Canaveral. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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The Bennett Causeway eastbound bridge over the Indian River was constructed from 2003 to 2006. When the new span opened, traffic along SR A1A & 528 west shifted to the 1970-built bridge formerly carrying eastbound. The 1963-built bridge that previously carried westbound traffic was subsequently demolished.3 Photos taken 09/28/13.
SR A1A & 528 east cross Merritt Island along a freeway with two interchanges. Exit 49 departs next for SR 3 (Courtenay Parkway). Photo taken 09/28/13.
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SR 3 spurs north from Exit 49 to Courtenay and the boundary of Kennedy Space Center beyond D'albora Road. Courtenay Parkway extends north from there to Space Commerce Way. Photos taken 03/31/18.
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State Road 3 (Courtenay Parkway) extends south through Indianola, Merritt Island and Rockwell. The parkway runs along a commercialized strip between SR 528 and SR 520. Photos taken 03/31/18.
Reassurance markers for SR 528 east & A1A south west of Sykes Creek. Photo taken 09/28/13.
The eastbound bridge across Sykes Creek dates to 1970. The westbound span was built in 1963. Photo taken 09/28/13.
A series of signs advise drivers headed to Port Canaveral and its cruise terminals as SR 528 & A1A advance east. The succeeding exit on Bennett Causeway east departs in one mile for Banana River Drive. Photo taken 09/28/13.
Banana Drive Drive spurs south from Bennett Causeway through residential areas between Sykes Creek and the Banana River to SR 520 (Merritt Island Causeway). Photo taken 09/28/13.
Exit 52 leaves Bennett Causeway eastbound for Banana River Drive and eastern Merritt Island. The diamond interchange lines the Banana River west shore at Kelly Park. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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Florida A1A & 528 travel over the Banana River along a causeway between Merritt Island and Port Canaveral. Photos taken 09/28/13.
Crossing over the Banana River main channel, SR 528 & A1A approach SR 401 north to Port Canaveral - A Cruise Terminals. Photo taken 09/28/13.
George J. King Boulevard branches east from Florida A1A in 1.25 miles to the Port Canaveral - B Cruise Terminals. Photo taken 09/28/13.
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SR 401 stems two miles northeast from a trumpet interchange with Bennett Causeway to north Port Canaveral and Samuel C. Phillips Parkway into Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photos taken 09/28/13.
SR 528 ends with SR A1A (Astronaut Boulevard) continuing southeast from SR 401 to a single point urban interchange with George King Boulevard east. Photo taken 09/28/13.
George King Boulevard heads east to south Port Canaveral and Atlantic Avenue while Florida A1A south transitions into a five-lane arterial through Cape Canaveral. Photo taken 09/28/13.

Sources:

  1. SR 528 / Innovation Way Interchange. Central Florida Expressway Authority web site. accessed March 1, 2018.
  2. SR 528 Econlockhatchee Bridge Replacement Project. Central Florida Expressway Authority web site. accessed March 1, 2018.
  3. KCA SR 528 WB Bridge over the Indian River. http://www.kisingercampo.com/project_info.asp?id=1742&sid=6 Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp.


Photo Credits:

09/28/13, 10/14/17, 03/31/18, 09/08/18, 10/20/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
State Road 3 - Courtenay Parkway
State Road 401
State Road 407 - Challenger Memorial Parkway
State Road 501 - Clearlake Road
State Road 520
State Road 524
State Road A1A

Page Updated 10-25-2018.