The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) will hold a Public Hearing for the State Road 408 (Spessard Holland East-West Expressway) Eastern Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The Public Hearing will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at East River High School, located at 650 East River Falcons Way, Orlando, Florida 32833. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public comment period. The study focuses on alternatives for the proposed extension of SR 408 approximately seven miles from State Road 50 to the vicinity of the SR 50/SR 520 intersection in East Orange County.
The hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed extension. The draft project documents will be available for public review from April 5, 2018 to May 7, 2018 at the following locations:
4974 ORL Tower Road
Orlando, FL 32807
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Orange County Library – Alafaya Branch
12000 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, Fl. 32828
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The draft documents will also be available at www.CFXway.com/408study and on display at the Public Hearing. Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to William F. Sloup, P.E., Project Manager, Metric Engineering, 615 Crescent Ct, Suite 524, Lake Mary, FL 32746 or by email at 408study@CFXway.com. All statements postmarked on or before May 7, 2018 will become a part of the Public Hearing record.
About CFX’s SR 408 Eastern Extension PD&E Study
In May 2015, CFX began a PD&E Study for the proposed SR 408 Eastern Extension to the SR 520 intersection in East Orange County. That study indicated that the most feasible location for the future eastern extension of SR 408 was along the existing SR 50 corridor. However, in May 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation notified CFX that we would not be able to utilize their SR 50 right-of-way for the SR 408 extension. As a result, in November 2016, CFX initiated a new PD&E Study with an expanded study area to evaluate the potential of an alternate corridor that would address the regional transportation needs while minimizing impacts to the natural, physical and cultural environments. Recently, in a separate effort, the Florida Department of Transportation initiated a “Colonial Parkway” PD&E Study to reevaluate transportation improvements along the SR 50/East Colonial Drive corridor from SR 408 to SR 50.
For additional information concerning CFX’s PD&E Study, please contact Valerie Tutor, Public Information Officer, at Ph. 941-504-9440, email 408study@CFXway.com or visit the CFX website at www.CFXway.com/408study.