ALERTS

Section 6: Bridge Work Requires Lane Closures

December 3, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4,  from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., to conduct lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 at the Wekiva River as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane across the existing river bridge so crews can set support beams for the future parkway bridges.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

November 26, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 6: Lane Closures Required for Drainage Work

November 25, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. to conduct lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 from west of River Oaks Circle to west of Longwood Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for crews to install drainage.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

November 22, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, Nov. 26, and from Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 6, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5593. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife

 

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Section 5: Old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane to Temporarily Close

November 15, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled to close old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Droty Spring Lane at the new C.R. 46A from Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m., through Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. The temporary closure is required so crews can rebuild the intersection.

 

Local property access will be via new C.R. 46A to State Road (S.R.) 46 to old C.R. 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane. Thru traffic will use the recently opened new C.R. 46A to access S.R. 46.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please be advised that weather or other unexpected conditions could delay or prolong work.

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 5, one of the Florida Department of Transportation’s non-tolled road projects, relocated a portion of C.R. 46A away from the Seminole State Forest. This $9.9 million project is intended to improve connectivity between wildlife habitats and reduce the risk of collisions between vehicles and wildlife. Work began on this section on June 5, 2017. The realignment of C.R. 46A opened to traffic on October 31, 2019. The remaining work is expected to finish by late 2019.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Lane Closures Planned at U.S. 441 and S.R. 46

November 15, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Sunday, Nov. 17, through Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., to conduct lane closures at the U.S. 441 and State Road (S.R.) 46 intersection in Mount Dora. The lane closures are needed to remove material overhanging traffic that was used to construct the new flyover bridge.

 

Additionally, crews on Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., will conduct lane closures on the right lane of U.S. 441 southbound. The lane closures are needed for installation of drainage pipe and so that trucks may safely enter and exit the work zone.

 

Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began in October 2017. Work is scheduled to finish in summer 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on South Henderson Lane

November 15, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled to conduct lane closures on South Henderson Lane at State Road (S.R.) 46 from Sunday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for crews to install drainage pipe.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

November 13, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled early Thursday morning, Nov. 14, from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 8: Shoulder Closures Scheduled on I-4 Ramp from S.R. 46

November 11, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 15, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., to conduct right shoulder closures on the I-4 westbound entrance ramp from State Road (S.R.) 46. The closures will allow crews to inspect the existing storm drainage system.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

November 8, 2019

 

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 15, and from Sunday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 22, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5593. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife

 

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Section 3A & 3B: Overhead Bridge Material Removal Requires Lane Closures

November 8, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Sunday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct lane closures at the U.S. 441 and State Road (S.R.) 46 intersection in Mount Dora. The lane closures are needed to remove material overhanging traffic that was used to construct the new flyover bridge.

 

Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began in October  2017. Work is scheduled to finish in summer 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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Section 8: Pile Driving Scheduled to Begin Near International Parkway, I-4 and S.R. 417

November 8, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews building the final limited-access section of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429) are scheduled to begin driving bridge piles the week of Monday, Nov. 11. The pile driving will last for a number of months.

 

While steps will be taken to minimize the impact of construction to the surrounding community, nearby residents and businesses can expect some level of noise and other impacts throughout the course of this work.

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4 (I-4). Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving. 

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Community Outreach Specialist, at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates. 

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Emergency Pavement Repairs

November 7, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled tonight, Nov. 7, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct emergency pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 7A: Road Work Requires North Orange Avenue Closure and Detour

October 29, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m., to temporarily close North Orange Avenue at State Road (S.R.) 46 and detour traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closure and detour is required for crews to install drainage and utility lines and to build the westbound service road that will parallel the parkway.

 

Drivers will be able to access North Orange Avenue by taking S.R. 46 to Orange Boulevard and turning onto North Road. This detour will be remain in place for about a month. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

The work is being conducted as part of building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A. Work on this stretch along S.R. 46 from Longwood-Markham Road to Orange Boulevard began April 1, 2018, and is scheduled to finish in 2022.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

October 25, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Nov. 1, and from Sunday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 8, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife

 

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Section 7B: Lane Closures Planned on Lake Forest Boulevard

October 23, 2019

 

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Oct. 24, from 8 p.m. - 6:30 a.m., to shift traffic onto new State Road (S.R.) 46 lanes including through a new signalized intersection between Camp Challenge Road and S.R. 429.

 

Motorists traveling on eastbound S.R. 46 will turn left at the signal to continue east toward Sanford. Motorists traveling on westbound S.R. 46 will turn right at the signal to continue west toward Mt. Plymouth and Mount Dora.

 

On Sunday night, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., crews are scheduled to shift traffic entering and exiting S.R. 429 onto the permanent on and off ramps south of S.R. 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. 

 

S.R. 46 westbound traffic will be able to access southbound S.R. 429 by turning left at the new intersection. S.R. 46 eastbound traffic will be able to access S.R. 429 southbound by proceeding straight at the new intersection onto the parkway. The flashing traffic signal at the existing S.R. 46 and S.R. 429 intersection will be removed.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

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Section 6: New Traffic Pattern: S.R. 46 Traffic Shifts onto Temporary Lanes and Wildlife Bridge

October 22, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., to shift State Road (S.R.) 46 traffic onto temporary lanes and a new wildlife crossing bridge from County Road (C.R.) 46A to just west of Wekiva Pines Boulevard as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The traffic shift includes relocating the traffic signal to the new intersection of S.R. 46 and C.R. 46A.

 

The traffic pattern changes will remain in place for months. The change will allow crews to remove existing S.R. 46 and to continue building the parkway and remaining wildlife bridges in this area.

 

The changes also will provide a new access road for properties along the south side of the S.R. 46 corridor. Those properties will now share a single access point to get to S.R. 46.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 6: S.R. 46 Traffic Shifts on the Existing Wekiva River Bridge

October 21, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Oct. 21, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., to shift traffic on State Road (S.R.) 46 to the north side of the existing bridge over the Wekiva River as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

The traffic pattern changes will remain in place for months. This change will allow crews to work on the new river bridges.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.

 

The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.

 

A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 8: Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled on International Parkway

October 21, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., to close the left lane in both directions of International Parkway between Wilson Road and State Road (S.R.) 417 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for barrier wall installation.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

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Section 3: Drainage Work, Trucking Requires Lane Closures on U.S. 441

October 18, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., to close the right lane of U.S. 441 southbound near State Road (S.R.) 46. The lane closures are needed to install drainage pipe and to allow large trucks to safely leave the work zone.

 

Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in October of 2017. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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