Expressway Authority Nearing End of State Road 408 Expansion.
Since September 2003, the Expressway Authority has successfully widened and beautified State Road 408 from the Florida Turnpike to State Road 417. Improvements included converting mainline toll plazas and tolled ramps to include Express Lanes and adding cash and receipt lanes. The projects also result in additional through lanes, expanded interchanges, aesthetically pleasing sound walls, decorative bridge columns and pylons, planter walls and installing landscaping.
In September 2009, the Expressway Authority completed the $125 million widening of SR 408 from Conway Road to Oxalis Avenue. The project featured the removal of the Holland East Main Toll Plaza which was replaced with two split plazas, known as the Conway East and Conway West plazas. Also, the westbound SR 408 exit to Semoran Boulevard was reconfigured to exit directly onto SR 436 at a signalized intersection, improving safety for motorists. The Expressway Authority also improved Lake Underhill Road between Conway Road and Mercado Avenue as part of this project.
In April 2010, the Expressway Authority completed the $77 million widening of SR 408 between Crystal Lake Drive and Conway Road. This project also featured a new pedestrian walkway alongside the SR 408 Lake Underhill Bridge that completed the loop around the southern portion of Lake Underhill for joggers and walkers to enjoy. The pedestrian walkway opened to the public in March 2010.
In March 2012, the widening of SR 408 between Oxalis Avenue to Goldenrod Road was completed.
In January 2013, the Expressway Authority completed the widening of SR 408 from Goldenrod Road to Chickasaw Trail, opened the SR 408 / Chickasaw Trail Half Interchange and the SR 408 / Valencia College Lane Frontage Road.
Future phases will include the planned SR 408 / SR 417 south interchange.
Click below for widening of SR 408 fact sheets:
For information on the Expressway Authority portion of the SR 408 - East-West Expressway, contact:
Public Information Officer