State Road 528 East - Beachline Expressway - Orlando

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Florida State Road 528 East
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SR 528 begins from Interstate 4 near Big Sand Lake. A series of guide signs precede the separation with the Beachline Express lanes at Exit 1. Photos taken 07/21/19.
Toll schedule signs for the Beachline Express lanes appear above both ramps connecting to SR 528 east from I-4. Photo taken 07/21/19.
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The Beachline Expressway crosses the International Drive Resort Area between Sea World and the Orange County Convention Center. Photos taken 07/21/19.
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 1) joins the Beachline Expressway with International Drive (I-Drive) in a quarter mile. Photo taken 07/21/19.
I-Drive wraps around SeaWorld Orlando to the immediate south. Northward beyond SR 482 (Sand Lake Road), the arterial leads to Universal Studios. Photo taken 07/21/19.
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Exit 1 loops away from SR 528 east for I-Drive north to Orange County Convention Center and south to Sea World, Lake Bryan and World Center Drive. Photo taken 07/21/19. Second photo taken 11/14/15.
Exit 2 links the Beachline Expressway with Universal and Orangewood Boulevards east of the Orange County Convention Center. Universal Boulevard north acts as I-Drive's counterpart through attractions east of Interstate 4. Photo taken 07/21/19.
The toll free portion of the Beachline Expressway extends east another 2.5 miles to U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) at Florida's Turnpike. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Underway through Fall 2019, the $174 million Beachline Expressway Widening Project added four Express Lanes to SR 528 east from I-4 to milepost 4.1 The managed lanes commenced operations on July 2, 2019.5 Photo taken 07/21/19.
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) maintains SR 528 east from I-4 to the Via Flora underpass between Exits 8 and 9. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Eastbound at Exit 2 to Universal Boulevard north and Orangewood Boulevard south. Orangewood Boulevard meanders south through Williamsburg to Central Florida Parkway and the Somerset Village subdivision. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Continuing east, SR 528 next meets John Young Parkway (Orange County Road 423). John Young Parkway constitutes a busy arterial between the city of Orlando, Kissimmee and northern Osceola County. Photo taken 07/21/19.
A six-ramp parclo joins the Beachline Expressway with John Young Parkway. John Young Parkway transitions into SR 423 north of the East-West Expressway but otherwise is a vastly unsigned county road, only acknowledged by intersecting state roads. Photo taken 07/21/19.
The Beachline Expressway travels between Williamsburg and Shingle Creek Golf Club beyond this reassurance marker. Photo taken 07/21/19.
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SR 528 crosses Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, just ahead Exit 3A. Photos taken 07/21/19.
Construction for the Beachline Express Lanes added a distributor roadway (Exit 3) for both ramps to John Young Parkway. John Young Parkway navigates south through suburban areas including Sky Lake South, Deerfield and Hunters Creek. CR 423 becomes CR 525 leading into Kissimmee. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Exit 3 partitions to John Young Parkway (CR 423) north and south. John Young Parkway continues north by retail areas, business parks and Orlando Central Park to Millenia and Park Central in Orlando. Photo taken 06/05/19.
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There is no direct connection between the Florida's Turnpike mainline from SR 528 east. Instead drivers are routed along Consulate Drive east to U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) north for the Turnpike access road at Exit 254. Photo taken 07/21/19. Second photo taken 08/10/13.
The Beachline Expressway is toll free to OBT ahead of the Beachline West Toll Plaza. The outside lanes remain toll free following the July 2, 2019 opening of the Express Lanes.1,5 Photo taken 07/21/19.
SR 528 curves northeast toward the half diamond interchange (Exit 4) with Consulate Drive. Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 17-92-441), often referred to simply as OBT, constitutes an older commercial arterial stretching from central Orlando southward to Edgewood, Southchase and Kissimmee. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Exit 4 leaves SR 528 east for Consulate Drive and OBT. Additional ramps join SR 528 directly with U.S. 17-92-441 and Landstreet Road (unsigned CR 527A). Landstreet Road ventures east from U.S. 17-92-441 to Taft. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Consulate Drive is a local road spurring west from OBT to Orlando Central Park and Southridge Commerce Center. The Florida Mall lies just north of the Beachline Expressway in 1.5 miles. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Following the Breezewood style connection to Florida's Turnpike along the Consulate Drive off-ramp. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Crossing over both Florida's Turnpike and U.S. 17-92-441, travelers along the Beachline Expressway east advance seven miles to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Photo taken 06/04/19.
The first of four mainline toll plazas along the Beachline Expressway is located one mile northeast of Landstreet Road. Photo taken 06/04/19.
The SR 528/Beachline Expressway Widening project adds a single Express Lane in each direction from milepost 4, where the toll road crosses over Florida's Turnpike, to milepost 8.1 Photo taken 06/04/19.
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The Beachline West Toll Plaza partitions traffic with three high-speed Sunpass lanes and four toll booths in each direction. The facility was rebuilt in 2007-08. Photos taken 06/04/19.
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The eastbound Beachline Express Lane will continue through the Beachline West Toll Plaza. Costing nearly $32 million, work on the Express lanes east to McCoy Road started in January 2017 and runs through early Summer 2019.2 Photos taken 06/04/19.
Departing from the toll plaza, motorists continue nine miles to SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) and 46 miles to Cape Canaveral. The Bee Line Expressway was originally built to provide a high speed link from Greater Orlando to the I-95 corridor on the Space Coast. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Previous expansion along the Beachline Expressway added a lane in each direction from the Turnpike mainline east to McCoy Road (Exit 8). Work included new bridges over the CSX Railroad Yard and expansion of 12 others.3 Photo taken 09/20/17.
SR 528 crosses over Orange Avenue (CR 527) one half mile ahead of the modified diamond interchange (Exit 8) with Jetport Drive east, Boggy Creek Road south and McCoy Road west. Photo taken 09/20/17.
SR 482 (McCoy Road) extends east from Orange Avenue (SR 527 north) and Sand Lake Road to end opposite Boggy Creek Road below SR 528. Boggy Creek Road winds southward to the Villages of Southport and industrial park areas to the west of MCO Airport. Photo taken 06/04/19.
Exit 8 links with adjacent Jetport Drive, the south side frontage road east to Tradeport Drive. McCoy Road west connects with SR 527 (Orange Avenue) north to Pine Castle while Via Flora and Daetwyler Drive connect Jetport Drive with the Lake Conway and Belle Isle area. Photo taken 09/20/17.
The Beachline Expressway travels between McCoy Road and Jetport Drive to the parclo interchange (Exit 9) with Tradeport Drive south and Conway Road north. Photo taken 06/04/19.
Maintenance of SR 528 shifts from Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) to the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) at the Via Flora under crossing. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Forthcoming Tradeport Drive extends south from Conway Road and SR 528 to air cargo areas of Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Airport Industrial Park. Photo taken 09/20/17.
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The on-ramp from SR 482 east adds an auxiliary lane to SR 528 east to Exit 9. The six-lane toll road passes over Daetwyler Road (unsigned CR 506) next. Photo taken 09/08/18. Second photo taken 03/31/18.
Eastbound at the ramp departure for Tradeport Drive south and Conway Road north. Conway Road ventures north from Exit 9 to eastern reaches of Belle Isle, Conway and the city of Orlando. Conway Road becomes apart of CR 506 north of Judge road, and apart of SR 15 north of Hoffner Avenue. Photo taken 09/20/17.
CFX joined the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network on September 1, 2018. The authority already accepted NC Quick Pass and Georgia Peach Pass. Photo taken 06/04/19.
Advancing east, the Beachline Expressway runs just north of the MCO Airport runways to the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 11) with SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) and Jeff Fuqua Boulevard. Photo taken 09/20/17.
A mainline toll plaza was located midway between Tradeport Drive and Semoran Boulevard until 2016. An 18-month, $38 million project demolished the 30-year old facility starting in Fall 2014. Toll collection ceased here after ramp tolls were implemented at Exits 8 and 9.4 Photo taken 09/20/17.
One half mile ahead of Exit 11. Semoran Boulevard extends north from Jeff Fuqua Boulevard and MCO Airport through a heavily developed office and retail corridor anchored by Lee Vista.
Installed in 2019, this overhead replaced a previously damaged assembly Photo taken 06/04/19.
Named for Seminole and Orange Counties, Semoran Boulevard doubles as SR 436 north to Conway, Orlando and U.S. 19-92 in Casselberry. Photo taken 09/20/17.
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Two lanes depart from the Beachline east for Jeff Fuqua Boulevard south to the passenger terminals of Orlando International Airport (MCO) and State Road 436 (Semoran Boulevard) north. Photo taken 09/20/17. Second photo taken 06/04/19.
The succeeding three eastbound exits serve southeastern reaches of Orlando starting with Goldenrod Road. Photo taken 09/20/17.
A pull-through overhead references the eastbound destinations of the Beachline Expressway ahead of the on-ramp from Jeff Fuqua Boulevard and MCO Airport north. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Continuing to within a half mile of the parclo interchange (Exit 12) with Goldenrod Road north and Heintzelman Boulevard south on SR 528 east. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Traffic counts drop from 83,000 vehicles per day west of MCO Airport to 65,000 vpd east of Semoran Boulevard. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Heintzelman Boulevard continues Goldenrod Road south from Cargo Road / Jetport Drive through MCO Airport to Jeff Fuqua Boulevard. Photo taken 09/20/17.
A tolled extension of Goldenrod Road opened in 2003 from SR 528 north to SR 15 (Narcoossee Road). Beyond Narcoosee Road, Goldenrod Road becomes SR 551 north through residential areas east of Orlando. Photo taken 09/20/17.
A four booth plaza with an EPass lane in each direction collects tolls along Goldenrod Road midway between SR 528 and Hazeltine National Drive. Photo taken 09/20/17.
Heintzelman Road travels 4.3 miles south from Goldenrod Road to a parclo interchange with Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, an expressway from MCO Airport to SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay). Photo taken 09/20/17.
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A pair of mileage signs direct motorists to SR 520, Interstate 95, Cocoa, Titusville (via SR 407) and Kennedy Space Center. Similar signs for Space Coast routes and destinations are posted along the Beachline Expressway through eastern Orange County. Photos taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 progresses one mile east from Goldenrod Road to SR 15 (Narcoossee Road). The northern segment of SR 15 ends at SR 528. Narcoossee Road south to Narcoossee in Osceola County is CR 15, though signs are few for the designation. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Reassurance marker posted east of Goldenrod Road and north of MCO Airport runway 17L. Photo taken 03/31/18.
A fourth eastbound lane accompanies SR 528 east to the diamond interchange (Exit 13) with SR 15 north and CR 15 (Narcoosee Road) south. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 15 (Narcoosee Road) heads northwest from Exit 13 to Lee Vista Boulevard, SR 551 (Goldenrod Road) and SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard). Orange County Road 15 leads south through the rapidly developed suburban areas of Lake Nona and East Park. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Continuing 1.75 miles east, the ensuing exit on SR 528 east connects with SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay). The GreeneWay represents the southeastern quadrant of the Orlando beltway system. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 417 doubles as both a commuter route through eastern areas of Orlando, and a bypass for Interstate 4 between Volusia County and Tampa. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 417 provides part of a through route east from I-4 by Celebration and Walt Disney World to SR 528 east to the Space Coast. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Orlando annexations pushed the city limits along both sides of the Beachline Expressway to the Central Florida GreeneWay. Photo taken 03/31/18.
The Central Florida Greeneway becomes the Seminole Expressway once it crosses the county line. North of there SR 417 serves Oviedo, Winter Springs and Sanford. Photo taken 03/31/18.
The next in a series of mileage signs for Port Canaveral precedes the ramps for SR 417. Photo taken 03/31/18.
North from Exit 16, SR 417 connects with SR 408 (East-West Expressway) west to Downtown Orlando. The toll road continues north by the University of Central Florida (UCF) to Lake Jesup and Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SBD). Photo taken 03/31/18.
Eastbound at the two-lane off-ramp (Exit 16) for SR 417. The Central Florida GreeneWay arcs southwest through the Lake Nona area of southeast Orlando and unincorporated Hunters Creek north of Kissimmee. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Traveling east through the three-level interchange with the Central Florida GreeneWay. Photo taken 03/31/18.


 
Sources:
  1. "SR 528/Beachline Expressway Widening." Florida's Turnpike Enterprise fact sheet.
  2. "Express Lane Widening Project on the Beachline Expressway from Florida's Turnpike to McCoy Road begins January 2017." Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), news release. January 6, 2016.
  3. SR 528 Beachline Widening. SEMA Construction, Inc. web site.
  4. "BeachLine drivers to save cash; toll plaza going away." Orlando Sentinel, August 14, 2014.
  5. "New Lanes on the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 from I-4 to the Turnpike Opened July 2, 2019." Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), press release. July 2, 2019.


Photo Credits:

08/10/13, 11/14/15, 09/20/17, 03/31/18, 09/08/18, 06/04/19, 06/05/19, 07/21/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Florida's Turnpike
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
State Road 15 / County Road 15
State Road 417 - Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway
State Road 436 - Semoran Boulevard
Orange County Road 423 - John Young Parkway

Page Updated 11-01-2019.