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Officials looking at raised express lanes to help ease congestion on SR-414 in Maitland

MAITLAND, Fla. — Some relief may be on the way for drivers tired of dealing with congestion on State Road 414 in Maitland.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority is considering adding express lanes to the road.

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Transportation leaders are eyeing a stretch between the 441 and 434.


Most of the drivers Channel 9 spoke with said they would pay to skip past all the traffic lights in the area. Sometimes during peak traffic hours, it can take as long as a half hour to get through the short stretch of roadway.

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Even when it’s not rush hour, the traffic lights along State Road 414 between Rose Avenue and Magnolia Homes Road can add precious minutes to drivetimes.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority is planning to add four express lanes, much like the ones that opened along Interstate 4, to bypass the three main intersections where traffic lights are causing a backup.

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The express lanes would be built above the main road.

See more in the video above.

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich,

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.