The Central Florida Expressway Authority is preparing to widen State Road 417 from just south of Econlockhatchee Trail to the Orange/Seminole County line. The 3.2-mile project will add a travel lane in both directions, expanding the expressway from four to six lanes. The project also includes eliminating one cash lane in each direction at the University Main Plaza and replacing it with an Open Road Tolling (ORT) lane, for a total of three ORT lanes in each direction. When E-PASS customers use the ORT lanes, they can avoid slowdowns and backups at toll plazas.
There are also sound walls proposed in seven locations along the corridor.
Construction on this $28.7 million project is expected to begin in spring of 2018 and take approximately 24 months to complete.
For residents who want to learn more about the project and the sound walls, CFX will hold a Sound Wall/Pre-Construction meeting on Tuesday, August 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Arbor Ridge School cafeteria, located at 2900 Logandale Drive, Orlando, FL 32817. The meeting will be held in an open house format where attendees will be able to view project information, including maps, graphics and plans for the proposed sound walls. No formal presentation is scheduled, however, project team members will be available to answer questions and to receive public comments.
To learn more about the project, please review the Fact Sheet found here.
Haga clic aquí para ver la hoja informativa sobre este proyecto.
Sound wall and project exhibits:
Sound Wall Information Meeting Pictures: