The purpose of the S.R. 408 Eastern Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is to develop a proposed improvement strategy that is technically sound, environmentally sensitive and publicly acceptable. The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is presently evaluating the potential to expand S.R. 408 from its current eastern terminus at S.R. 50, locally known as East Colonial Drive, to S.R. 520 in northeast Orange County. This new seven-mile eastern extension of S.R. 408 would constitute the first stage towards providing a west-east high-speed corridor with future connectivity to I-95; enhancing safety, capacity and mobility for the region and CFX customers.