Does 408 near more lanes near downtown Orlando? CFX looking into possibility

The Central Florida Expressway Authority is studying the possibility of expanding the number of lanes on State Road 408 near downtown Orlando in an effort to improve traffic flow.

Last September, CFX began a Project Development and Environment Study for capacity improvements on SR 408 between Kirkman Road and Church Street.

According to CFX, more than 164,000 vehicles travel on SR 408 near downtown Orlando every day.

The study will examine alternative options to improve traffic flow, including the addition of an eastbound lane from Kirkman Road to Church Street, and a westbound lane from John Young Parkway to Kirkman Road.

SR 408 Capacity Improvements
CFX is examining potential changes to this stretch of SR 408 to improve capacity and traffic flow

Most of the construction would occur within SR 408’s existing right of way.

According to a statement issued by CFX, all factors related to design and location of the project are being considered including transportation needs, financial feasibility, and impacts to the public, economy, and environment.

The organization says it expects to hold one public meeting during the six-month study to obtain public feedback. Information on the public meeting has not yet been released.

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