SR 408 Extension PD&E
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.
To that end, at the invitation of Orange County and surrounding counties, CFX initiated five Concept Development and Evaluation Studies that began in November 2006 and were completed in 2008.
A public meeting on the proposed project is expected to be held in August 2016, and the study could be completed in the fall.
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.
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 has finalized an update to the Corridor Development and Evaluation Report prepared in 2008. The results of both studies indicate that the most feasible location for the future eastern extension of SR 408 is along the existing SR 50 corridor. Several alternative concepts have been 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 have been selected for further evaluation. The alternatives were on display at the Alternatives Public Workshop and are available for download on this website. We invite you to assist CFX in the evaluation of these alternatives by emailing comments to 408study@CFXway.com.
A public hearing is anticipated to be held in August 2016.
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|Evaluation Matrix Segment 1||Download PDF|
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|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|
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|Segment 3 – Elevated Center Part 1||Download PDF|