State Road 528 West - Beachline Expressway - Orlando

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Florida State Road 528 West
An $8.3 million project underway through Spring 2018 realigned the ramp from SR 417 south to SR 528 west. Work included adding an auxiliary lane west to Exit 13 / SR 15.1 Photo taken 09/01/18.
One mile ahead of Exit 13 with SR 15 north and CR 15 (Narcoosee Road) south. SR 15 transitions into a county road south of the Beachline Expressway en route to East Park, Lake Nona and northern Osceola County. Photo taken 09/01/18.
16 miles of the Beachline Expressway westbound remain. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 15 continues Narcoosee Road northwest to SR 551 (Goldenrod Road) at Hoffner Avenue. The state road follows Hoffner Avenue west to Conway, and Conway Road north toward central Orlando. SR 551 stems north from SR 15 to Goldenrod in the eastern suburbs. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 13) with SR 15 / CR 15 (Narcoossee Road) on SR 528 west. SR 15 meanders northward through the city of Orlando to U.S. 17-92 and SR 50 near Downtown. North from there, SR 15 becomes the hidden state road counterpart to U.S. 17. Southward, CR 15 ends at U.S. 192/441 east of St. Cloud. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Next in line for westbound travelers is the parclo interchange (Exit 12) with Goldenrod Road. Photo taken 09/01/18.
The succeeding three exits along SR 528 westbound serve the Orlando International Airport (MCO) area. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Goldenrod Road originally ended at South Avenue, south of SR 15. The extension south to the Beachline Expressway at Exit 12 opened to traffic on March 12, 2003. Photo taken 09/01/18.
The first of four McCoy Road frontage road segments parallels the north side of the Beachline Expressway by this confirming marker. Photo taken 03/31/18.
South of Exit 12, Goldenrod Road becomes Heintzelman Road around the eastern periphery of Orlando International Airport (MCO). Heintzelman Road ends at an interchange with Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, midway between the airport terminal and SR 417. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Heading north from SR 528 to SR 426 (Aloma Avenue) at Goldenrod, Goldenrod Road is a major north-south arterial through suburban east Orlando. The extension south of SR 15 is a tolled arterial serving commercial parks along Lee Vista Boulevard. Photo taken 03/31/18.
The Beachline Expressway continues west through or along side the Orlando city limits to Exit 8 with McCoy Road (SR 482 west). Photo taken 03/31/18.
Construction in 2007 reconfigured the Airport interchange (Exit 11) by replacing the loop ramp (Exit 11B) for Jeff Fuqua Boulevard southbound with a new directional ramp. Photo taken 03/31/18.
A two-lane ramp (Exit 11) carries motorists bound for Orlando International Airport (MCO) and SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) north. Photo taken 09/01/18.
SR 528 reassurance shield posted between Exits 12 and 11 Photo taken 09/01/18.
Previously numbered as Exit 11A, Exit 11 departs from SR 528 westbound for Semoran Boulevard. Semoran Boulevard, like Goldenrod Road to the east, constitutes a major north-south arterial through the Orlando eastern suburbs. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Exit 11 splits into ramps for SR 436 (Semoran Boulevard) north and Jeff Fuqua Boulevard south. SR 436 overall travels in an arc around Orlando from MCO Airport to Aloma, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Forest City and Apopka. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Jeff Fuqua Boulevard partitions between separate north and south roadways to the passenger terminals of Orlando International Airport (MCO). The controlled access road extends south from the terminal loop to Boggy Creek Road and the Central Florida GreeneWay (SR 417). Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 528 westbound briefly narrows to two lanes through the exchange with Semoran Boulevard. A mileage sign follows for Florida's Turnpike (7 miles) and International Drive (10 miles). Photo taken 03/31/18.
Confirming marker for SR 528 westbound posted ahead of the former mainline toll plaza along side McCoy Road. Toll booths were demolished as part of an 18-month project started in fall 2014. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Ramp tolls were added to the forthcoming parclo interchange (Exit 9) with Conway Road north and Tradeport Drive south to offset the removal of toll collection west of SR 436. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Conway Road (CR 506) north connects the Beachline Expressway with Crescent Park in Orlando and the east side of Belle Isle. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Tradeport Drive extends the four-lane arterial south from Exit 9 to the air cargo area of Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Airport Industrial Park in south Orlando. Photo taken 09/01/18.
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The Beachline Expressway was expanded with an additional westbound lane in 2015 to Exit 8 with SR 482 (McCoy Road) west to Sand Lake Road. Photos taken 09/01/18.
SR 482 begins at Exit 8 and travels west along McCoy Road to Sand Lake Road at SR 527 (Orange Avenue). Photo taken 09/01/18.
McCoy Road (westbound) and Jetport Drive (eastbound) act as the Beachline Expressway frontage roads west from Tradeport Drive (Exit 9). A slip ramp (Exit 8) joins McCoy Road ahead of Boggy Creek Road, which winds southward along the west side of MCO Airport to Jeff Fuqua Boulevard. SR 527 (Orange Avenue) stems north from SR 482 (McCoy Road) nearby to Pine Castle. Photo taken 09/01/18.
A 7.72-mile route, SR 482 follows the former alignment of SR 528 west to I-4 by Dr. Phillips. Sand Lake Road constitutes a busy arterial to Florida Mall, Belle Isle and the International Drive resort area. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Maintenance of the Beachline Expressway shifts from the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) to Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) beyond the Via Flora underpass at Exit 8. Starting on September 1, 2018, E-ZPass is accepted on all CFX roads. Photo taken 09/01/18.
Tolls are collected along SR 528 west between Exits 8 and 3 by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE). Photo taken 03/22/14.
A mainline toll plaza follows in one mile as SR 528 branches southwest from SR 482 (McCoy Road). Photo taken 03/22/14.
Seven miles of the Beachline Expressway remain west from the Orange Avenue (unsigned CR 527) underpass to Interstate 4. Photo taken 03/22/14.
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Construction in 2007-08 rebuilt the Beachline West Toll Plaza into an expanded facility with six high speed Sunpass lanes and eight toll booths for cash transactions. Photos taken 03/22/14, 04/26/15.
Passing south of Florida Mall, SR 528 approaches Exit 4 for U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) via Landstreet Road and Florida's Turnpike to Ocala and Miami. Photo taken 03/22/14.
U.S. 17-92-441 follow Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), a commercial boulevard between central Orlando and Kissimmee in northern Osceola County. Florida's Turnpike connects with OBT via a trumpet interchange and connector road (Exit 254) adjacent to the Beachline Expressway. Exit 4 feeds into the access road to the Florida's Turnpike mainline. Photo taken 03/22/14.
Exit 4 loops away from SR 528 west for adjacent Landstreet Road to OBT and Florida's Turnpike. U.S. 17-92-441 heads north to Pine Castle and south to Hunters Creek. Landstreet Road extends east from Exchange Drive nearby to the community of Taft. Photo taken 03/22/14.
John Young Parkway (Orange County Road 423), an equally busy arterial as OBT, crosses paths with SR 528 at a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 3) in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 03/22/14.
Toll schedule sign for the Beachline Express lanes sign along the Consulate Drive entrance ramp. Photo taken 07/21/19.
SR 528 curves southwest between Southbridge Commerce Park and Orlando Central Park ahead of Exit 3. The SR 528/Beachline Expressway Express Lanes project finished on July 2, 2019 expanded the toll road with two managed in each direction from Florida's Turnpike to I-4.2 Photo taken 07/21/19.
Reassurance marker for SR 528 west after the half diamond interchange with Consulate Drive. The $174 million project to add Express Lane to SR 528 widens the western eight miles of the Beachline Expressway.2 Photo taken 07/21/19.
Interchange sequence sign listing the final mainline exits of the Beachline Expressway westbound. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Exit 3 leaves SR 528 westbound for John Young Parkway (CR 423). John Young Parkway heads north from U.S. 192 (Vine Street) in Kissimmee to Hunters Creek, Oak Ridge and other suburban communities outside the Orlando city limits. The arterial north becomes SR 423 at the East-West Expressway en route to Lee Road east from Fairvilla to Winter Park. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Orange County Road 423 pentagons posted along the westbound off-ramp to John Young Parkway. The county road is poorly signed along the arterial. Photo taken 03/22/14.
An ingress point for the Beachline Express lanes precedes the westbound entrance ramp to SR 528 from John Young Parkway north. Photo taken 07/21/19.
SR 528 turns westward toward the International Drive resort area. The succeeding exit departs in one mile for Orangewood Boulevard south and Universal Boulevard north. Photo taken 07/21/19.
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The Beachline Expressway spans Shingle Creek, headwaters of the Florida Everglades, just west of the exchange with John Young Parkway. Photo taken 07/21/19. Second photo taken 11/03/19.
One half mile ahead of the parclo interchange (Exit 2) with Orangewood and Universal Boulevards. Orangewood Boulevard spurs south into the Williamsburg residential area, meeting Central Florida Parkway in one mile. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Universal Boulevard extends Orangewood Boulevard northwest to the Orange County Convention Center, northern reaches of International Drive and the Universal Studios theme park. Photo taken 07/21/19.
The final Beachline Expressway exit joins SR 528 with International Drive 0.6 miles west of the Universal Boulevard underpass. Photo taken 07/21/19.
Known also as simply I-Drive, International Drive is a commercial corridor paralleling Interstate 4. A number of resorts, hotels, restaurants and other recreational businesses line the arterial in both directions from SR 528. Photo taken 07/21/19.
The Express Lanes project adds auxiliary lanes between ramps at Exits 4, 3 and 2. The existing through lanes from the Beachline West Toll Plaza (milepost 6) to I-4 will remain untolled.2 Photo taken 07/21/19.
SeaWorld Orlando lies just south of Exit 1 along I-Drive. I-Drive winds northward by the adjacent Orange County Convention Center to SR 482 (Sand Lake Road) and SR 435 (Kirkman Road). Universal Orlando's Wet N' Wild closed by December 2016 to make room for two new Universal-owned resort complexes. Photo taken 07/21/19.
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The final toll collection point for the Beachline Express Lanes precedes the folded diamond interchange (Exit 1) with I-Drive. Photos taken 07/21/19.
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Exit 1 leaves SR 528 west for I-Drive. I-Drive extends south to Lake Bryan and World Center Drive. Photos taken 07/21/19.
Arrow per lane signs outline the forthcoming ramp separation for SR 528 west to Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/03/19.
The Beachline Express lanes conclude as SR 528 advances west across I-Drive to Interstate 4 north to Universal Studios and south to Walt Disney World. Initial road work for the Express Lanes started here in Fall 2015. Photo taken 11/03/19.
West Entrance Drive crosses over the Beachline Expressway to the Orange County Convention Center beyond the final confirming marker for SR 528 west. Photo taken 11/03/19.
Interstate 4 is a heavily traveled freeway leading north to Downtown Orlando and Daytona Beach and south to Lakeland and Tampa. Photo taken 11/03/19.
Roadways for the Beachline Expressway separate leading into the directional T interchange with Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/03/19.
Two lanes default onto Interstate 4 westbound ahead of Disney World. I-4 east travels northward ten miles to Downtown Orlando. Photo taken 11/03/19.
The exchange with I-4 was built in 1972. Photo taken 11/03/19.


 
Sources:
  1. Southbound SR 417 Ramp Realignment To Westbound SR 528. https://www.cfxway.com/for-travelers/projects/417/southbound-sr-417-ramp-realignment-to-westbound-sr-528/ Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), project web page.
  2. "SR 528/Beachline Expressway Widening." Florida's Turnpike Enterprise fact sheet.


Photo Credits:

03/22/14, 04/26/15, 03/31/18, 09/01/18, 07/21/19, 11/03/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
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
State Road 482 - Sand Lake Road / McCoy Road
Orange County Road 423 - John Young Parkway

Page Updated 11-03-2019.