CFX Hands Off $800 Million SR 408 Extension Project to FDOT

Orlando Sentinel reports that FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) have agreed that the state will take over and fully fund an eight-mile, $800 million extension of State Road 408. The project, which will be submitted for public review and comment, reportedly aims to relieve traffic congestion in the eastern section of the county and could be completed as soon as 2022. The new tollway will become part of the Florida Turnpike system. The newspaper adds that the project is on the agenda of this morning’s CFX board meeting (October 13). The agreement apparently resolves an earlier disagreement between FDOT officials and CFX over the highway extension.