Maitland Boulevard

John Land Apopka Expressway

Traveling 15.9 miles overall, Florida 414 bypasses central Apopka and U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) along the John Land Apopka Expressway. The toll road ends at Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) and Maitland Boulevard near Lockhart. Maitland Boulevard extends the state road east from OBT as a controlled access arterial / expressway to the city of Maitland, Interstate 4 and U.S. 17 & 92 (Orlando Avenue).

Upgrades to the six-lane arterial portion included mid-2000s construction of a single point urban interchange (SPUI) with Florida 434 (Forest City Road) and the building of a new southbound off-ramp to U.S. 17 & 92 at the eastern terminus. Sound walls were also erected along the arterial west of Interstate 4.

Work began in Winter 2007 on the first phase of the John Land Apopka Expressway. The six-mile extension of SR 414 west from OBT to SR 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) was named after Apopka's mayor of 50 years, John Land. The eastern section, from Ocoee Apopka Road (CR 437A) to U.S. 441 (OBT) opened to traffic on May 15, 2009.

Phase two of the Apopka bypass extended the toll road west from a temporary at-grade end with Ocoee Apopka Road northwest to U.S. 441 (OBT) at Plymouth. This section was incorporated into a realignment of SR 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway), in preparation for its northern extension along Wekiva Parkway. The 3.07 mile overlap between SR 414 and 429 opened to traffic on January 19, 2013.

A new half dumbbell interchange (Exit 5) opened along the Apopka Expressway with Marden Road on June 10, 20171 Expected to advance commercial development of area land, an Interchange Justification Report (IJR) for the new ramps was conducted from February 2013 to January 2014. Approved by City Council in September 2015, a Cost Sharing Agreement with the city of Apopka partially funded construction.2

Construction associated with the Ultimate I-4 project redesigns the exchange with SR 414 (Maitland Boulevard) to eliminate traffic lights in both directions. Work also adds connectivity to adjacent Lake Destiny Road to the west, removing signals from Maitland Boulevard there as well. The addition of collector roads on both sides of SR 414 coincides with new ramps to Keller Road and Maitland Summit Boulevard, with the Maitland Boulevard mainline elevated to eliminate at-grade intersections.

Florida 414 east
Presently, Florida 414 begins along Maitland Boulevard eastbound from its intersection with U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) at Lockhart as a four-lane arterial. Construction began January of 2007 on the John Land Apopka Expressway, Florida 414 Toll between U.S. 441 and Florida 429 Toll (Western Beltway). The signalized intersection with Orange Blossom Trail is being upgraded into a parclo interchange. Photo taken 11/04/06.
A short distance east of U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) is the signalized intersection with Rose Avenue. Maitland Boulevard angles northeast to the Seminole County line at Rose Avenue, with Rose Avenue becomes Bear Lake Road across the county boundary. Rose Avenue south leads to Beggs Road otherwise. Photo taken 11/04/06.
A second eastbound reassurance marker for Florida 414 lies beyond the Rose Avenue intersection along Maitland Boulevard east. Maitland Boulevard straddles the Seminole and Orange County line east into the city of Maitland. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) next intersects Eden Park Avenue. Eden Park Road travels north-south between Lockhart and Forest City. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Sound walls line along the Maitland Boulevard right-of-way, separating the four-lane arterial from residences nearby. There are no private driveways along Florida 414 between U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) and junction Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Traveling adjacent to Lake Bosse, Florida 414 sees its first guide sign for Florida 434 (Forest City Road). Florida 434 follows a semi-circle route from Edgewater Drive (Orange County 424) in north Orlando to Forest City, Longwood, and Winter Springs before curving southward through Oviedo to its end at University Park (Florida 50). Photo taken 11/04/06.
Eastbound at the north end of Magnolia Homes Road and entrance to Lake Lotus Park. Magnolia Homes Road provides a north-south arterial between Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) and Edgewater Drive (Orange County 424). Photo taken 11/04/06.

Leaving the intersection with Magnolia Homes Road on Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) eastbound. Photo taken 11/04/06.
The intersection between Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) and Florida 434 (Forest City Road) was upgraded to a single point urban interchange (SPUI) in the mid-2000s. Traffic interests to Forest City Road depart in unison via this eastbound off-ramp. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Glancing at the Florida 434 (Forest City Road) sign bridge at the end of the Florida 414 eastbound off-ramp. Florida 434 north heads two miles to junction Florida 436 (Semoran Boulevard) in Forest City and southward two miles to Edgewater Drive. Future construction will result in a direct connection between Edgewater Drive and U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) via Florida 434 south. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Florida 414 bends southeast away from the Seminole County line into Maitland. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Approaching the intersection with Keller Road along Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) eastbound. Keller Road joins Maitland Boulevard with parallel Pembrook Drive was to Florida 434 as well as Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Eastbound at the traffic lights for Keller Road on Florida 414. Maitland Center Parkway ties into Keller Road from the north. Keller Road otherwise spurs into Seminole County. Photo taken 11/04/06.
Maitland Center Parkway ends at Lake Destiny Road just north of Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard). Lake Destiny Road constitutes a westbound side frontage road for Interstate 4 between Wymore Road in Seminole County and the Kennedy Boulevard vicinity in Eatonville. Photo taken 11/04/06.
A directional-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 4 and Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) near Lake Lucein in Maitland. Pictured here is the westbound on-ramp to Orlando, Walt Disney World, Lakeland, and Tampa. Planned construction will reconfigure the Florida 414 & Interstate 4 interchange beginning in 2014. Upon completion, Interstate 4 drivers will be provided with direct ramps onto both east and westbound Maitland Boulevard without encountering traffic signals. Photo taken 11/05/06.
A left-hand turn is required for Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) eastbound drivers bound for Interstate 4 east to Lake Mary, Sanford, Deland, Deltona, and Daytona Beach. Interchange reconstruction will separate the Maitland Boulevard carriageways, providing a grade separated directional ramp onto Interstate 4 eastbound. Photo taken 11/05/06.
The traffic light governing movements onto Interstate 4 east from Florida 414 east will be removed upon completion of the 2014-interchange reconfiguration. Interstate 4 travels in a north-south fashion between downtown Orlando and the St. Johns River bridge at the Volusia County line. Next in line for eastbound travelers is Altamonte Springs and Florida 436 (Semoran Boulevard). Photo taken 11/05/06.
Florida 414 west
Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) westbound begins via a trumpet interchange with U.S. 17 & 92 (Orlando Avenue) at the Seminole and Orange County line in Maitland. The first shield lies along the elevated roadway westbound by the CSX Railroad under crossing. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Maitland Boulevard leaves the U.S. 17 & 92 interchange, bends southwest, and quickly intersects Orange County 427 (Maitland Avenue). Orange County 427 shadows U.S. 17 & 92 northward from Maitland to Fern Park, Casselberry, Longwood, and Sanford. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Older Orange County 427 shields posted ahead of the signalized intersection with Maitland Avenue. Orange County 427 ends one mile southward at U.S. 17 & 92 (Orlando Avenue) directly near Fort Maitland. Northward the county road heads 1.8 miles into Altamonte Springs to Florida 436 (Altamonte Drive). Photo taken 11/05/06.
Florida 414 and Interstate 4 trailblazers posted beyond the Maitland Avenue intersection. Florida 414 continues relatively uninterrupted through to the directional-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/05/06.
U.S. 17 & 92 truck route signage posted along Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) westbound. Photo taken 11/05/06.
A folded-diamond interchange provides the movements between Florida 414 (Maitland Boulevard) and Wymore Road, a frontage road of Interstate 4. Wymore Road crosses Interstate 4 to the west at the Seminole County line northward and parallels the freeway southward through Eatonville to Florida 426 (Fairbanks Avenue). Photo taken 11/05/06.
Florida 414 passes over Wymore Road and enters the interchange with Interstate 4 (Exit 90). Interstate 4 follows a north-south alignment through the north Orlando metropolitan area serving Winter Park, Eatonville, Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Lake Mary, and Sanford. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Nearing the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 4 for Daytona Beach and points north via Interstate 95. Interstate 4 heads two miles north to Florida 436 (Semoran Boulevard) at Altamonte Springs. Photo taken 11/05/06.
Westbound at the Interstate 4 eastbound ramp departure. A left-hand turn is required to reach the forthcoming westbound on-ramp. Construction in 2014 will eliminate the two traffic lights at the Interstate 4 interchange and replace them with grade separated higher speed ramps. Photo taken 11/05/06.


  1. "SR 414 Marden Road Partial Interchange Is Now Open." Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), web site.
  2. Marden Road Interchange - Central Florida Expressway Authority, Interchange Justification Report.

Page Updated July 27, 2017.

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