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 east-west 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 Florida 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. Florida 528 east to Port Canaveral and SR A1A is a toll free route.
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