South - Florida 408 Toll to Interstate 4

Florida 417 Toll South
A couple of signs remain along the Central Florida Greeneway featuring the original trailblazer created for the Orlando toll road. One such example lies along Florida 417 Toll southbound after its interchange with Florida 408 Toll (Holland East-West Expressway). Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll passes over Lake Underhill Road and Econlockhatchee Trail near their intersection south of Florida 408 Toll. For motorists that joined the Central Florida Greeneway from the East-West Expressway, a guide sign mentions the connection with Florida 528 Toll for interests to Orlando International Airport. Florida 417 Toll is generally signed with three control points in mind. They are Sanford, Orlando International Airport, and Disney World. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Curry Ford Road meets Florida 417 Toll at the Exit 30 diamond interchange in the growing eastern suburbs of Orlando. The east-west roadway meanders eastward through new subdivisions en route to its end at Alafaya Trail. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Southbound at the one-half mile guide sign for Curry Ford Road (Exit 30). Curry Ford Road continues west from Florida 417 Toll two miles to Florida 551 (Goldenrod Road) and Florida 552 (Curry Ford Road). Photo taken 11/06/06.
Curry Ford Road meets Econlockhatchee Trail just west of Florida 417 Toll and Dean Road / Young Pine Road just east of the Central Florida Greeneway. Florida 552 follows Curry Ford Road west from Florida 551 to Florida 15 (Conway Road) in Orlando. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Next in line for southbound motorists is the Exit 28 diamond interchange with Lee Vista Boulevard. Lee Vista Boulevard represents a fairly new roadway built to support development west of Florida 417 Toll. Lands west of the toll road are incorporated into Orlando and represent some of the newest subdivisions and business parks in the area. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Southbound drivers next approach the Curry Ford main line Toll Plaza. All passenger vehicles are levied a 50 cent toll ahead. SunPass users may travel the innermost high-speed lanes while cash paying customers must depart the toll road mainline for the attended booths. Photos taken 11/06/06.

Leaving the Curry Ford Toll Plaza along Florida 417 Toll southbound; signs for Lee Vista Boulevard (Exit 30) and Florida 528 Toll (Exit 26) advise motorists of the next two east Orlando interchanges. At present Lee Vista Boulevard ends at a stand of trees east of the Central Florida Greeneway. Extension of the road will continue the suburban development eastward in the future. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Exit 27 carries motorists onto Lee Vista Boulevard from Florida 417 Toll south. Lee Vista Boulevard winds westward through new residential areas between the Greeneway and Florida 15 (Narcoossee Road). The road continues west through new commercial parks to Judge Road and Belle Isle. Photo taken 11/06/06.
1.25 miles north of the Florida 528 Toll (Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway) high-speed directional interchange (Exit 26) on Florida 417 south. Florida 528 Toll, the original Bee Line Expressway, joins the Orlando Metropolitan area with Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, and the Atlantic Coast. The east-west toll road also provides direct access to Orlando International Airport from the east. Photo taken 11/06/06.
A two-lane off-ramp serves movements to Florida 528 Toll (Beachline Expressway) from Florida 417 Toll southbound. Use the Beachline Expressway east for the Kennedy Space Center and west for International Drive resort area and the Orange County Convention Center. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Tampa joins Disney World as the southbound destination points on Florida 417 Toll at the Exit 26 ramp departure. Florida 528 Toll travels overall between Interstate 4 at Big Sand Lake and Interstate 95 at Cocoa. Florida 528 continues a short distance east from Interstate 95 as a freeway to junction U.S. 1 and Florida A1A (Bennett Causeway). Bennett Causeway continues the drive east to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Large overhead signs direct motorists onto the respective ramps for Florida 528 Toll (Beachline Expressway). Florida 528 Toll west travels five miles to the Airport Boulevard interchange for Orlando International Airport and 15 miles to the International Drive resort area. Photo taken 11/06/06.
A directional ramp carries motorists destined for the Beachline Expressway eastbound toward Cocoa and the Atlantic coast. Florida 528 Toll quickly departs the Orlando Metropolitan area for rural eastern Orange County. Interchanges with Florida 520 and Florida 407 provide routes to Cocoa and Titusville respectively. Interstate 95 lies 26 miles to the east of Exit 26. Photo taken 11/06/06.
The Central Florida Greeneway travels along the southeastern extent of Orlando's city limits around the East Park and Lake Nona communities. A second older style Central Florida Greeneway trailblazer lies south of the junction with the Beachline Expressway. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Mileage to Tampa is given for the Florida 417 Toll connection with Interstate 4 west in Osceola County. A second guide sign advises motorists to remain on the Central Florida Greeneway west to Exits 6 or 3 for the Walt Disney World Resort area. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Orange County 15 (Narcoossee Road) meets Florida 417 Toll at the Exit 22 diamond interchange near Lake Nona. The north-south road heads southeast from downtown Orlando as Florida 15 to Conway and its junction with Florida 528 Toll. At the Beachline, Narcoossee Road transitions from Florida 15 to Orange County 15. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll passes over Moss Park Road and the OUC Railroad ahead of the Exit 22 off-ramp to Orange County 15 (Narcoossee Road). Moss Park Road stems east from Narcoossee Road to Lake Hart, Lake Mary Jane, and the Moss Park preserve area. Orange County 15 meanwhile serves open fields that soon will be part of the burgeoning Lake Nona development. Areas south to the Osceola County line are slated for heavy development. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Southbound at the Exit 22 ramp departure to Orange County 15 (Narcoossee Road). Orange County 15 serves the sprawling Lake Nona and East Park areas northwest of Florida 417 Toll. Lake Nona Boulevard loops west from Narcoossee Road to the future Exit 19. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Exit 19, not opened at the time of these photographs, serves the western reaches of the Lake Nona development area, the future University of Central Florida Medical Center, and the commercial town center of Lake Nona south of Florida 417 Toll. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll travels west from Narcoossee Road to its end at Interstate 4. Pictured here is the future Exit 19 off-ramp to Lake Nona Road, a short time before its opening. Lake Nona Boulevard will eventually connect with Boggy Creek Road just south of Exit 17 upon completion. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Traveling west on Florida 417 Toll on the approach to Exit 17, Boggy Creek Road and the South Access Road to Orlando International Airport. Boggy Creek Road splits with the access road just north of the Central Florida Greeneway. Orlando Airport's terminal lies four miles to the north. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Boggy Creek Road travels north from Florida 417 Toll to Tradeport Road, Dowden Road, and Jetport Drive (Florida 528 Toll frontage road), serving the Air Cargo areas of Orlando International Airport and the community of Taft. Heintzelman Road meanwhile departs South Access Road from an interchange to areas east of the airport. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Boggy Creek Road continues south from Exit 17 1.3 miles to Osceola County 530 at the county line. Osceola County 530 follows the Osceola County version of Boggy Creek Road southwest to Buenaventura Lakes, Osceola Parkway, and Kissimmee and east to Fells Cove. Photo taken 11/06/06.
The Boggy Creek main line Toll Plaza lies between Exits 17 and 14 on Florida 417 Toll. All passenger vehicles must pay a $1.00 toll. Like the Curry Ford Toll Plaza, the Boggy Creek Plaza features high-speed SunPass lanes for account holders and outside cash lanes for all other motorists. Photos taken 11/06/06.
An upcoming exits sign highlights the next three suburban interchanges in southern Orange County at the Rhode Island Woods Circle underpass. None of the development west of Boggy Creek Road belongs to Orlando or any other incorporated city. Photo taken 11/06/06.
This mileage sign posted ahead of the Landstar Boulevard diamond interchange (Exit 14) lists the distances to the respective exits for Interstate 4 bound motorists. Eastbound motorists are directed northward on Orange Blossom Trail (Exit 11) [until the Florida's Turnpike interchange opens] while those headed west are directed onto Florida 536 (Exit 6). Florida 417 Toll ends at Interstate 4 westbound in 14 miles, 56 miles ahead of Tampa, otherwise. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Nearing the Exit 14 interchange with Landstar Boulevard at the Meadow Woods subdivision. Landstar Boulevard represents a residential through route from Buenaventura Boulevard in Osceola County to Wetherbee Road north of Meadow Woods. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Westbound at the Exit 14 off-ramp to Landstar Boulevard. Landstar Boulevard meets Town Center Boulevard, the east-west residential through route paralleling the Greeneway, one half mile to the south. Buenaventura Boulevard continues Landstar Boulevard south through the Buenaventura Lakes community to Osceola Parkway (Osceola County 522) and Boggy Creek Road (Osceola County 530). Photo taken 11/06/06.
Meeting the Central Florida Greeneway next is the busy Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 17-92-441) near the sprawling subdivisions of Southchase and Hunters Creek. U.S. 17-92-441 share pavement from Kissimmee northward to West Colonial Drive in central Orlando. The often congested north-south arterial represents one of the older commercial strips in metro Orlando. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Ramps stubs in place ahead of and beyond the Florida's Turnpike under crossing await the future interchange between the two toll roads. It is unclear when construction will begin on the missing connection, though new Florida's Turnpike exit signs are queued near the Boggy Creek Toll Plaza. Photo taken 11/06/06.
U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail) interchange with Florida 417 Toll just one mile west of the Florida's Turnpike under crossing. Orange Blossom Trail travels south to downtown Kissimmee and north to Edgewood and Orlando via a slow congested route. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Westbound at the second set of ramp stubs for the Florida's Turnpike interchange near Southchase. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll passes over Balcombe Road ahead of the Exit 11 folded-diamond interchange with U.S. 17-92-441 (Orange Blossom Trail). U.S. 17-92-441 represent the only three U.S. highways serving the city of Orlando, Orange, and Seminole Counties. U.S. 17 & 92 are cosigned from Haines City northward to De Land, using Orange Blossom Trail, Colonial Drive, and Dixie Highway among other roads through the area. U.S. 441 follows all of Orange Blossom Trail from the Osceola County seat of Kissimmee northward to Mount Dora in Lake County. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Exit 11 loops from Florida 417 Toll down to Orange Blossom Trail between its intersections with Deerfield Boulevard at Southchase and Town Center Boulevard at Hunters Creek. U.S. 17-92-441 represent the commercial strip for the area. In Kissimmee, U.S. 17 & 92 split with U.S. 441 at U.S. 192. U.S. 192 and 441 share an alignment southeast to St. Cloud and Holopaw. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Equally busy in traffic, John Young Parkway (Orange County 423) serves Hunters Creek and Williamsburg in southern Orange County. The north-south county highway constitutes a divided surface arterial from Kissimmee northward to U.S. 441 in north Orlando. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Drivers bound for John Young Parkway depart Florida 417 Toll in unison at Exit 10. John Young Parkway ends at the intersection with Bermuda Avenue and U.S. 192 (West Vine Street) in Kissimmee to the south. Northward, the highway meets Central Florida Parkway at Williamsburg in two miles and the Beachline Expressway in three miles. Photo taken 11/06/06.
New signs await placement over Florida 417 Toll westbound for the John Young Parkway main line Toll Plaza west of the Hunters Vista Boulevard under crossing. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Tolls in the order of $1.00 are levied on all passenger vehicles passing through the John Young Parkway Toll Plaza. Like other Florida toll roads, the mainline serves Sunpass account holders while the outer roadways accommodate cash paying drivers at attended toll booths. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Exit 6 comprises a wye interchange serving interests to International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Disney's Epcot Center, and the Downtown Disney shopping district. Epcot Center Drive stems west from the Central Florida Greeneway three quarters of a mile to Florida 535 (Vineland Road). Florida 536 follows Epcot Center Drive west from there to junction Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Motorists bound for the Disney Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions should remain on Florida 417 Toll southbound to Exit 3 (Osceola Parkway). Epcot Center meanwhile lies along Epcot Center Drive west of Interstate 4. Use Buena Vista Drive north from Epcot Center Drive for Downtown Disney and Lake Buena Vista. Photo taken 11/06/06.
The right-hand lane defaults onto Epcot Center Drive west for Florida 535 (Vineland Road) and Florida 536 west. International Drive stems north from Epcot Center Drive on an alignment parallel to Interstate 4. The International Drive Resort Area entails a eight-mile swath from the Central Florida Greeneway northward to Oak Ridge Road near Universal Studios Orlando. South International Drive serves a second resort area from Vineland Road to the Disney-built city of Celebration. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Westbound at the split with Epcot Center Drive (Exit 6) on Florida 417 Toll south. Epcot Center Drive reaches Disney's Epcot Center in five miles and World Drive, one mile south of the Magic Kingdom, in six miles. Florida 535 (Vineland Road) travels northwest from U.S. 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) to junction Interstate 4 at Lake Buena Vista. Interests to Interstate 4 east to downtown Orlando may use either Florida 536 (Exit 67) or Florida 535 (Exit 68). Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll enters Osceola County and again changes jurisdiction from the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority to the Florida's Turnpike Authority. This section of the toll road is officially known as the Southern Connector Extension, but retains the Central Florida Greeneway name. Photo taken 11/06/06.
An auxiliary guide sign reminds motorists of the Florida 417 Toll southbound merge onto Interstate 4 at its southern terminus. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Just south of the Orange County line is the Exit 3 parclo interchange with Osceola Parkway. Osceola Parkway is a County maintained toll road expressway linking the southern areas of the Walt Disney World Resort Area with northern reaches of Kissimmee and Buenaventura Lakes. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Osceola Parkway leads west to Interstate 4, Victory Way, World Drive and, Buena Vista Drive. Use Victory Way south for Disney's Wide World of Sports complex, World Drive north for Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Magic Kingdom, and the Osceola Parkway west end for Disney's Wild Animal Kingdom. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Southbound at the Exit 3 off-ramp to Osceola Parkway. Osceola Parkway is tolled from Florida 417 Toll eastward to its interchange with Florida 535 (Vineland Road). Osceola Parkway intersects South International Drive to the west and Polynesian Isle Boulevard to the east. The roadway is designed Osceola County 522 from the Orange County line eastward to its end at Osceola County 530 (Boggy Creek Road). Photo taken 11/06/06.
Florida 417 Toll passes over U.S. 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) ahead of the Exit 2 diamond-interchange with Celebration Avenue. Celebration Avenue travels southwest from U.S. 192 to the Disney built city of Celebration. Celebration, a new urbanist community, lies south of the Central Florida Greeneway along both Celebration Avenue and Celebration Boulevard. Photo taken 11/06/06.
U.S. 192 comprises a busy east-west arterial serving the commercial areas outside of the Disney World Resort areas. A myriad of services, lodging, food, etc. lie along the divided six-lane highway from Four Corners (U.S. 27) east to Kissimmee. Celebration Avenue provides access to U.S. 192 a short distance north of Exit 2. Photo taken 11/06/06.
Drivers bound for Celebration Avenue and U.S. 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) leave Florida 417 Toll south at Exit 2. Celebration Avenue spurs into Celebration south of Exit 2, while Celebration Boulevard leads west from the Avenue to the south end of World Drive and Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/06/06.
One mainline toll plaza remains on Florida 417 Toll southbound before the wye interchange merge onto Interstate 4 westbound. The last plaza is of an older design, similar to the Lake Jesup Toll Plaza without high-speed SunPass lanes. Instead SunPass holders may use the inner most toll booth lane at 35 mph while cash paying customers must use the outer two booths to pay the $0.75 passenger car toll. Photos taken 11/06/06.
An End Florida's Turnpike system sign resides ahead of the merge onto Interstate 4 westbound. Motorists join the Exit 62 collector distributor roadway to World Drive before actually joining the freeway mainline. Beyond Exit 62 is the Exit 60 stack interchange with the Daniel Webster Western Beltway (Florida 429 Toll). Photo taken 11/06/06.

Page Updated November 29, 2006.

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