Project Type: Design

State Road 516 (Lake/Orange Expressway) from US 27 to SR 429

In September 2020, CFX began design on SR 516 (Lake/Orange Expressway). The project, a total of 4.4 miles, is broken into three segments and is expected to:

• Improve connectivity opportunities for Lake and Orange counties
• Meet anticipated transportation demand for planned growth
• Support economic viability/job creation for the Wellness Way Area Plan
• Increase intermodal opportunities with Horizon West Town Center
• Provide evacuation and emergency services access for emergency events such as hurricanes
• Create a sustainable, environmentally-friendly facility that balances transportation needs with conservation and energy efficiency

Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2024. The corridor is estimated to be completed by 2027.

The total estimated construction cost is $534 million.

Segment 1 – State Road 516 from US 27 to Cook Road

Project Type: Design


Design of the new 1.6-mile four-lane expressway segment will include an interchange with US 27 and realignment of US 27 to accommodate the interchange while avoiding impacts to Lake Louisa State Park.

Design start: September 2020.
Anticipated design completion: Late 2023.

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Segment 2 – State Road 516 from Cook Road to the Lake/Orange County Line

Project Type: Design


Design of the 1.9-mile segment includes an interchange with the future extension of County Road 455 being planned by Lake County.

Design start: January 2021.
Anticipated design completion: Late 2023.

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Segment 3 – State Road 516 from the Lake/Orange County Line to SR 429

Project Type: Design


Design of the 0.9-mile segment includes interchange ramps with Valencia Parkway, a systems interchange with SR 429, toll gantries at interchange ramps, and a segment of Valencia Parkway between the interchange ramps and Schofield Road. The interchange at SR 429 and Schofield Road will remain.

Design start: October 2020.
Anticipated design completion: Late 2023.

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Additional Information

Property owners near a proposed transportation project often want to know an agency’s process for buying needed private property. Click here for the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s policy on right-of-way acquisition.

For information gathered prior to the Design phase, please visit the Lake/Orange Expressway (formerly known as the Lake/Orange County Connector) Project Development & Environment Study page.



Contact Information

Colleen Shea
Public Information Officer

Phone: 407-802-3210

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