Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway
Florida 528 spurs east from Interstate 4 at the International Drive Resort Area to Bennett Island Causeway, east of I-95 and Cocoa. Renamed on July 1, 2005 to the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway, the toll road joins the Orlando metropolitan area with Interstate 95, U.S. 1, Cape Canaveral, and the Space Coast. The name change, a result of House Bill 385, was done to increase tourism along the Central Florida beaches.1
The Bee Line Expressway, named because it "beelined" east to Interstate 95, opened initially in 1967 from Sand Lake Road east to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and SR 520 near Bithlo. Sand Lake Road (SR 482) provided the link west to I-4 until December 1973, when SR 528 was built to the south.
Extension of SR 528 east into Brevard County includes two prongs: The southern prong represents the SR 528 mainline through to Interstate 95 and Bennett Causeway to Cocoa Beach; The northern prong, designated SR 407, stems northeast to I-95 and SR 405 (Columbia Boulevard) at Titusville. SR 528 east to Port Canaveral and SR A1A is a toll free route.
Florida 528 Highway Guides
- Florida 528 East - Interstate 4 to Florida 417
- Florida 528 East - Florida 417 to Cape Canaveral
- Florida 528 West - Cape Canaveral to Florida 417
- Florida 528 West - Florida 417 to Interstate 4
A $174-million project underway through mid-2019 by the Florida Department of Transportation expands the western eight miles of the Beachline Expressway. Construction adds express lanes in each direction, where drivers will pay additional tolls to bypass local on and off-ramps between Interstate 4 and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Pricing will be based upon traffic congestion.2
- Florida's Turnpike - System Description.
- "S.R. 528, turnpike get toll-within-toll - Work on BeachLine Expressway likely done in 2019." Orlando Sentinel, The (FL), June 11, 2016.
Page Updated January 7, 2007.