APRIL 2018 | ISSUE 44
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION FOR
SR 408 EXTENSION SET FOR APRIL 26
Residents are invited to attend a public hearing on April 26 to offer their views on CFX’s recommendation to extend State Road 408 (Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway) from SR 50 to SR. 520 in East Orange County.

The proposed 7-mile extension would provide a new east-west travel alternative, relieving congestion on SR 50 in East Orange County and offer an additional emergency evacuation route. Building the extension would be the first step toward realizing a long-term goal of connecting SR 408 with I-95.

The public hearing will be held at East River High School , 650 E. River Falcons Way, Orlando, starting with an open house at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to view exhibits, get their questions answered from study staff and provide comments. A formal presentation of the extension proposal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public comment period. 

The CFX Board will be presented the study findings on the recommended corridor at an upcoming meeting.

Click here to preview the documents that will be available for viewing at the public hearing.
YES, E-PASS WORKS IN "SUNPASS ONLY" LANES
If you’ve ever wondered whether E-PASS is accepted in “SunPass Only” toll lanes, the answer is an unequivocal yes . E-PASS works wherever SunPass is accepted, including all toll roads in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
With E-PASS, you receive toll discounts on CFX expressways and all toll revenues are invested locally. Ready to save with E-PASS? Click here to get a free E-PASS sticker.
YOUR TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK: RAMP REALIGNED FROM SR 417 TO SR 528
Crew are making progress on the ramp realignment from southbound State Road 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) to westbound SR 528 (Martin B. Andersen Beachline). Once both lanes are open in May, crews will add an additional acceleration lane to westbound SR 528 and demolish the old ramp. This project , designed to improve traffic flow and increase safety at this interchange, is scheduled to be completed in June. 
CFX INSPIRING FUTURE ENGINEERS
Lyman H.S. Engineering Students Tour Wekiva Parkway
CFX led more than 45 Lyman High School engineering students on a Learning Tour of the Wekiva Parkway on March 29, two days before opening a new section of the project.

During the tour, the group stopped at five locations along the parkway route. CFX has completed construction on its nearly 10 miles of the 25-mile parkway. The Florida Department of Transportation expects to complete their sections of the project in 2022.

The tour provided the students and staff of Lyman High’s Institute of Engineering a hands-on opportunity to learn about bridge and roadway design, surveying, tolling technologies and the environmental processes used on transportation projects.
UCF, UF Engineering Students Tour SR 408 Project
Engineering students from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida recently toured a CFX road-widening project underway in East Orange County.

The project’s contractor, Lane Construction, showed students how crews are widening SR 408 from SR 417 to just east of Alafaya Trail.

Students observed crews preparing to install a sound wall-support column and watched as they worked on widening the Econlockhatchee Bridge from four to six lanes.  
IN THE COMMUNITY:
EARTH DAY WORK DAY
Orlando Mayor and CFX Board Member Buddy Dyer stops by the E-PASS tent at Earth Day Work Day .

The city of Orlando celebrated Earth Day a day early with Earth Day Work Day on April 20 outside City Hall. The outdoor event featured games, giveaways, music and tips on how to be green at work and home.
CFX CONSOLIDATING SERVICE CENTERS
The E-PASS walk-in service center at 8919 West Colonial Drive will be closing on May 25. Customers can visit the Eastside service center , located at 762 South Goldenrod Road. There are more options than ever to manage your account. You can go online or visit one of three drive-up Reload Lanes :
  • SR 408 at the Conway toll plaza
  • SR 417 at the John Young Parkway toll plaza
  • SR 429 at the Forest Lake Main toll plaza
You can also call 407-823-7277 or 800-353-7277 to speak with a customer service representative. Thank you for choosing E-PASS.
E-ZPASS SURVEY RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey in last month's newsletter about E-ZPass. Click here to view the results. Stay tuned for when "E-PASS Xtra" (a dual transponder that works on both E-PASS and E-ZPass roads) will be available for purchase this summer. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at info@cfxway.com.
SHARING OUR STORY

Inviting CFX to meet with your community organization is a great way to learn more about our mission as a major transportation stakeholder in Central Florida. 

On April 12, Emily Brown, CFX’s manager of public affairs, addressed the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Legislative Update. 

Contact Emily at  Emily.Brown@cfxway.com  or 321.230.2377 to schedule a presentation for your community group.
From right: Brenda Thompson, Community Engagement Administrator, UCF; Sarah Graber, Chief Business & Finance Officer, Osceola County District Schools; Robin Hughes, Senior Director of Business Development, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce; Shane Townsend, Employment Specialist, Community Vision; Emily Brown, CFX; Kendyl Bass, Community Relations Officer, Osceola County Property Appraiser Office. 
SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH
National Work Zone Awareness Week may have ended but safety is always top of mind at CFX. Click here to read eight tips on how to safely navigate work zones.
PARTNER UPDATE:
I-4 ULTIMATE
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the I-4 Ultimate construction, reach out here .
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