A new traffic pattern to get from southbound State Road 417 to eastbound State Road 408 begins Monday morning, October 28. Motorists will take Exit 33, located one mile before the existing exit ramp (Exit 33A). The new ramp configuration means the old ramp will permanently closed.

Drivers should follow the large green overhead signs for route information and not rely on GPS mapping services, which may not be updated with the latest information. Motorists who miss the new eastbound SR 408 ramp entrance can use the SR 417 Curry Ford Road exit (Exit 30), then enter northbound SR 417 to access the ramp to eastbound SR 408.

This work is part of the $90.7 million SR 408/SR 417 Interchange Project. It began in 2016 with Phase One, where an additional travel lane was added in both directions on SR 417 (from three lanes to six lanes) and the ramp from northbound SR 417 to eastbound SR 408 was realigned. That work also included three new sound walls and new lighting. Phase One was complete in the fall of 2017.

Phase Two began in late 2017. Crews are building two new ramps and realigning two existing ramps at the SR 417/SR 408 interchange. Once complete, the new and realigned ramps are expected to help ease congestion and improve traffic flow at the second busiest interchange in Central Florida.