SR 408 Eastern Extension PD&E

Public Hearing Held

Nearly 600 attendees attended the SR 408 Eastern Extension PD&E Public Hearing on Thursday, April 26, 2018 held at East River High School in Orlando. The hearing began as an open house followed by a formal presentation and which was then followed by the public comment period. To view the Public Hearing Video Presentation Click Here.

The following documents were available for viewing at the Public Hearing:

Click here to view the April PD&E Study Newsletter.

Click here to view the Recommended Alternative Map.

Click here to view the Vicinity Map

Click here to view the Location Board

Click here to view the Corridor Constraint Map

Click here to view the Corridor Matrix

Click here to view the Purpose and Need Board

Click here to view the New Alignment Expansion Project Process Board

Click here to view the Natural Resources Evaluation

Click here to view the Air Quality Screening Test

Click here to view the Draft Preliminary Engineering Report

Click here to view the Draft State Environmental Impact Report

Click here to view the Final Noise Study Report

Click here to view the Final Bridge Study Report

Click here to view the Final Location Hydraulics Report

Click here to view the Final Pond Siting Report

Click here to view the Water Quality Impact Evaluation Checklist

Click here to view the Project Development Process Flow Chart

Click here to view the Project Development Process Chart

About the SR 408 Eastern Extension PD&E Study

The Central Florida Expressway Authority is conducting a Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) study to determine the feasibility of extending SR 408 (Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway) east toward SR 520 in east Orange County.

This proposed seven-mile eastern extension of SR 408 would constitute the first component towards providing an east-west, high-speed corridor with eventual connectivity to I-95, enhancing safety, capacity and mobility for the region and CFX’s customers.

This proposed seven-mile eastern extension of SR 408 would constitute the first component towards providing an east-west, high-speed corridor with eventual connectivity to I-95, enhancing safety, capacity and mobility for the region and CFX’s customers. To that end, at the invitation of Orange County and surrounding counties, CFX initiated a Concept Development and Evaluation Study that began in November 2006 and was completed in 2008.

As a result of Concept Development and Evaluation Study findings, CFX initiated the PD&E study to evaluate alternatives within the SR 50 corridor. However, in May 2016 the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) notified CFX that there are issues with CFX utilizing FDOT’s SR 50 right-of-way for the SR 408 extension. Thus CFX has expanded the PD&E study area in order to evaluate the potential of a new transportation corridor that would address the transportation needs while minimizing impacts to the natural, physical and cultural environments.

A Public Corridor Meeting was held on February 16, 2017 at Eastpoint Fellowship Church located at 15060 Cheney Highway, Orlando, FL 32828 to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the corridor alternatives developed for the project. A Public Alternatives Workshop was held at Corner Lake Middle School on June 8. The study is scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.

Click here to download a fact sheet about this study.

Click here to download a Spanish fact sheet about this study.

Click here to view the Corridor Alternatives Map.

Click here to view the Corridor 4 Alternative Map.

Click here to view the Summary Tables.

 

NOTE: Please direct questions regarding the Florida Turnpike’s State Road 50 Colonial Parkway Eastern Extension PD&E Project to Henry Pinzon, P.E., Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise at PO Box 613069 Ocoee, FL 34761-3069 or phone and email at 408-532-3999 and Henry.Pinzon@dot.state.fl.us.

What is a PD&E Study?

A PD&E is the formal process that CFX and other transportation entities use to ensure that consideration is given to engineering design, project costs, environmental and social impacts, and public input in the development of major transportation projects.

In summary, the PD&E Study phase for planned transportation projects provides the interface between the planning and design phases to evaluate and document solutions to transportation needs that are compatible with the environment. Simply stated, the PD&E study determines if there is an engineering and environmentally feasible alternative to meet the need determined in the planning phase.

This process is mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Law. It represents a combined effort by technical professionals who analyze the information and document the best alternative for a community’s transportation needs.

Public Involvement

Since summer 2015, CFX has been soliciting public input on the proposed project as part of the PD&E study. CFX’s public involvement initiative includes engagement with the general public, citizen groups, interest groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other stakeholders.

CFX held an Alternatives Public Workshop on March 8, 2016 regarding the potential Eastern Extension of SR 408 from State Road 50 to the SR 50/State Road 520 intersection in east Orange County. The Public Workshop provided the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the alternatives developed for the project.

CFX finalized an update to the Corridor Development and Evaluation Report prepared in 2008. The results of both studies indicated that the most feasible location for the future eastern extension of SR 408 is along the existing SR 50 corridor. Several alternative concepts were developed and evaluated including SR 408 alignments just to the north, just to the south, and in the median of SR 50. Different concepts for the expressway, including both elevated and ground level options, were also considered.

The most feasible alternatives in terms of minimizing impacts, improving traffic service and minimizing costs were selected for further evaluation. The alternatives were on display at the Alternatives Public Workshop and are available for download on this website.

Additional Information

Detail File
PD&E Study Fact Sheet June 2017 Download PDF
PD&E Schedule June 2017 Download Image
Evaluation Matrix June 2017 Download PDF
Evaluation Matrix Segment 1 Download PDF
Evaluation Matrix Segment 2 Download PDF
Evaluation Matrix Segment 3 Download PDF
Segment 1 – At Grade Center Download PDF
Segment 1 – Elevated Center Download PDF
Segment 1 – Elevated North Download PDF
Segment 1 – Elevated South Download PDF
Segment 1 – North and South Download PDF
Segment 2 – At Grade Center Download PDF
Segment 2 – Elevated Center Download PDF
Segment 2 – Elevated North Download PDF
Segment 2 – Elevated South Download PDF
Segment 3 – At Grade Center Part 1 Download PDF
Segment 3 – At Grade Center Part 2 Download PDF
Segment 3 – At Grade North Part 1 Download PDF
Segment 3 – At Grade North Part 2 Download PDF
Segment 3 – Elevated Center Part 1 Download PDF

Central Florida Expressway Authority

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