State Road 408 (Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway) is the backbone of the Expressway Authority’s 109-mile network. The 22-mile toll road extends from Florida’s Turnpike in Ocoee, across Interstate 4, through downtown Orlando and continues east ending at State Road 50 (Colonial Drive) east of Alafaya Trail.
SR 408 is a lifeline for the community: As many as 125,000 - 135,000 vehicles a day travel the expressway through downtown Orlando. The expressway is owned and operated by the Central Florida Expressway Authority except for the westernmost mile, which is operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.
SR 408 provides a better, faster, safer alternative to heavily traveled SR 50 and other roads that cross portions of Orange County from east to west. The expressway provides convenient access not only to hundreds of communities, but to corporate and government offices in the city center, the Amway Center, Citrus Bowl and other entertainment venues, Orlando Executive Airport, SR 436 (and Orlando International Airport), Valencia College, SR 417 (and the University of Central Florida), Lockheed Martin and the Waterford Lakes Shopping district.