Florida State Road 414

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State Road 414 marker State Road 414 toll marker

State Road 414
Route information
Maintained by FDOT and CFX
Length: 15.837 mi[1] (25.487 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 441 in Apopka
  SR 434 in Altamonte Springs
I‑4 in Maitland
East end: US 17 / US 92 in Maitland
Highway system
SR 408 SR 415

State Road 414 (SR 414), named Maitland Boulevard, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Florida.

Route description[edit]

Free Section[edit]

The free section is built mostly to expressway standards, with few driveway access points, at-grade intersections at minor roads, and interchanges at major roads. The road was once numbered State Road 426A. From east to west, the road begins and travels through Maitland, Florida, briefly travels through Seminole County, Florida and the city of Altamonte Springs before ending at U.S. Highway 441 in Lockhart, Florida in Orange County, Florida. The road previously ended here prior to the opening of the toll road section further west.

Toll Road Section[edit]

An extension to the west has been built around the south side of Apopka and back to U.S. Highway 441 (SR 500) via State Road 429. Originally known as the Apopka Bypass, this project is now the John Land Apopka Expressway or Maitland Boulevard Extension, a tollway owned and operated by the Central Florida Expressway Authority. It was named after Apopka mayor John Land in December 2005.[2]

Phase 1 of the toll road section runs from U.S. Highway 441 west to State Road 429 (Western Beltway) south of Apopka. Ground broke on the project on January 19, 2007 at the southeast corner of SR 414 and US 441. Construction ran way ahead of schedule and the roadway from Exit 4 to Exit 8 was opened on February 14, 2009 for vehicles with SunPass and E-Pass transponders. Exit 6 was not included in the early opening. The entire road opened for all vehicles on May 15, 2009. On signage, the eastbound control city is Maitland and the westbound control city is Apopka.

Some of the additions and modifications in Phase 1 include:

  • Nearly the entire toll road is elevated.
  • The intersection of SR 414 and US 441 was shifted slightly southward and turned into a grade-separated half-folded diamond interchange. SR 414 passes over US 441. The 7-11 at the southeast corner of the interchange was demolished to accomplish this.
  • The Florida Central Railroad bridge over US 441 just to the north of the intersection with State Road 414 was demolished during June 2007. Railroad tracks that had continued east to Forest City, Florida were removed. This location is the site of westbound exit and entrance ramps with US 441.
  • Apopka Blvd. (CR 424) was broken where SR 414 passes through. Before construction, Apopka Blvd. ran parallel to US 441 to its west, but 20 feet (6.1 m) above US 441's grade. The north side was diverted to end at US 441 at SR 414's new westbound off ramps, with a cul-de-sac sticking out briefly to the south. The south side simply ends in a cul-de-sac.
  • SR 414 is six lanes, three in each direction over the entire currently constructed distance.
  • A SPUI interchange was constructed at Hiawassee Road, with SR 414 passing to the south of the recently opened Wekiva High School (Orange County Public Schools).
  • A westbound off-ramp to, and an eastbound on-ramp from Keene Road has been built.
  • Coral Hills Road, a side-street to the west of Clarcona Road (CR 435), was closed where SR 414 passes through and ends in cul-de-sacs on both sides. This is the location of the only mainline toll plaza in Phase 1 of SR 414.
  • The mainline toll is $1.25 cash, less for those with a transponder.
  • Continuing west, State Road 414 originally ended at the interchange at SR 429. When the toll road first opened, there was a direct ramp to northbound State Road 429 but traffic desiring to go southbound on State Road 429 had to exit onto County Road 437A (Ocoee-Apopka Road) and travel one-quarter-mile to the State Road 429 southbound on-ramp. Southbound traffic on State Road 429 desiring to travel eastbound on State Road 414 had a direct ramp however northbound traffic on State Road 429 desiring to travel eastbound on State Road 414 also had to exit onto CR 437A. On May 14, 2012, new SR 429 Exit 31 opened which fully connected the two toll roads and eliminated the need to leave the expressway system. On January 19, 2013, Phase 2 of SR 414 then opened.
This wall is at the hill on SR 414 westbound before Ocoee-Apopka Road but it no longer exists.

Phase 2[edit]

Construction on Phase 2 began with earth movement during June, 2010 at the former western terminus of SR 414 and opened on January 19, 2013. The new section is signed concurrently as both SR 414 and SR 429 and continues west and then north to an intersection a quarter-mile north of Plymouth-Sorrento Road at U.S. Route 441 where the road temporarily ends. A surface road has been built at that location connecting to US 441 and Plymouth-Sorrento Road. SR 414 terminates here however the road will eventually continue signed only as SR 429.

There are no exit or entrance ramps on the Phase 2 section. There are no toll facilities on the Phase 2 section however it is impossible to travel on Phase 2 without paying a toll elsewhere. Half-mile Markers correspond with SR 429 only. What was previously SR 429 north of the current SR 414 junction has been resigned as State Road 451. However, there are no direct connections from SR 451 southbound to SR 429 northbound nor from SR 429 southbound to SR 451 northbound.

Plans for further extension, eventually to meet Interstate 4 in Sanford, are part of a corridor known as the Wekiva Parkway.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Orange Apopka 0.000 0.000 To US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail / SR 500) / CR 437 (Plymouth-Sorrento Road) / SR 429 Connector Road – Mount Dora, Plymouth west end of SR 429 overlap
3.4 5.5 4A SR 429 south – Orlando, Tampa east end of SR 429 overlap; signed eastbound as exit 30 from SR 429 south
4.2 6.8 4B SR 451 north – Apopka westbound exit and eastbound entrance
5.81 9.35 Coral Hills Mainline Toll Plaza
6.49 10.44 6 Keene Road westbound exit and eastbound entrance; to CR 435 (Clarcona Road)
  7.93 12.76 8 Hiawassee Road
  9.38 15.10 9 US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail / SR 500) east end of freeway/toll road
  10.070 16.206 Rose Avenue / Bear Lake Road
Seminole Altamonte Springs 10.559 16.993 Eden Park Avenue / Eden Park Road
11.057 17.795 Magnolia Homes Road - Lake Lotus Park
11.80 18.99 SR 434 interchange
Orange Maitland 12.670 20.390 Maitland Summit Boulevard
13.010 20.938 Keller Road / Pembrook Drive
13.415 21.589 Lake Destiny Drive
13.75 22.13 I‑4 (SR 400) – Tampa, Daytona Beach I-4 exit 90
13.87 22.32 Sandspur Road / Wymore Road interchange
14.319 23.044 Maitland Concourse
15.157 24.393 CR 427 (Maitland Avenue)
15.837 25.487 US 17 / US 92 (SR 15 / SR 600) interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams, accessed December 2013
  2. ^ New expressway to be named after Apopka Mayor John Land, December 8, 2005

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