The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) completed construction on the $118 million SR 528/SR 436 Interchange Reconfiguration Project in July 2022, eight months ahead of the scheduled February 2023 completion.
Serving the northern access point of the Orlando International Airport (OIA), it is estimated that more than 51,000 vehicles pass through the interchange daily. To ease congestion and improve traffic flow, CFX constructed seven new flyover bridges where the heavily traveled SR 528 and SR 436 converge at OIA. Some of these bridges replace loop ramps originally constructed in the 1980s. An additional travel lane was added in each direction of SR 528 (Martin B. Andersen Beachline Expressway) between Conway Road and Goldenrod Road to further improve traffic flow.
“This signature project has transformed this critical interchange into a modern gateway to Orlando,” stated CFX Executive Director Laura Kelley.
The interchange is adjacent to the $2.8 billion South Terminal C project and the Brightline rail extension project, connecting Miami to Orlando. The project was built in collaboration with construction teams from all three projects.
“Collaboration among transportation partners including CFX, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) and Brightline is vital to achieve a cohesive transportation vision for our growing region. Together, these projects deliver on the ‘Orlando experience’ as soon as visitors arrive in Central Florida,” stated CFX Board Chair Sean Parks.
Facing a resurgence in travel to Orlando, CFX worked diligently to complete the project ahead of schedule. CFX took several proactive steps to minimize construction duration, including prequalifying contractors, providing a designated period for materials acquisition to avoid supply chain delays, and offering an incentive for early completion.
The final phase of the project will be execution of the bold landscaping plan. A staggered tree canopy and lush native plants will provide a welcoming gateway to Central Florida for the nearly 75 million visitors coming through OIA. Work is scheduled to begin soon.
Visit www.528-436interchange.com for project information, including maps, videos and more.