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Section 7A: S.R. 46 Crane Move Requires Intermittent Daytime Lane Closures

August 17, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Monday, Aug. 19, to conduct brief lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 to move a crane from Glade View Drive to Orange Boulevard as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. S.R. 46 traffic will alternate intermittently through one lane from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for crews to safely move the crane.

 

Crews will also use the work zone on Wayside Drive as part of the crane move. This will require a brief lane closure for residents of Capri Cove and South Orange Avenue.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. 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: Eastbound S.R. 46 Traffic to Shift onto Temporary Lanes

August 16, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Creware scheduled from 8 p.m. on Sunday night, Aug. 18, to 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, to shift eastbound State Road (S.R.) 46 traffic onto temporary pavement between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. The eastbound lanes will shift into the median area to allow widening of the south side of the roadway.

 

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 includes 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, medians, 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 S.R. 46 Traffic Stoppage Required for Crane Crossing

August 6, 2019
Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to intermittently stop traffic in both directions on State Road (S.R.) 46 just west of the Wekiva River. The stoppage, to occur between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., is expected to last 10 minutes or less and will allow crews to move a large crane across the roadway for bridge work that is part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).  
 
Electronic message boards have been posted. Law enforcement officers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. 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 County Road (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 for State Road 417 Ramp to I-4

August 5, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled nightly from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 – Wednesday, Aug. 7, to close the shoulder of the State Road (S.R.) 417 ramp to westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The ramp shoulder closures will allow crews to unload concrete barrier wall for future use. 
 
Law enforcement officers will be on site and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.  
 
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.
 
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 8: Lane Closures Scheduled on International Parkway

August 3, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled on Aug. 5 – Aug. 12 to close the inside northbound and southbound lanes on International Parkway from State Road (S.R.) 417 to Wilson Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures, scheduled 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily, will allow crews to clear the median for bridge work.

 

Flaggers will assist in directing traffic. Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

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. 

 

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 7A: Traffic Pattern Changes Next Week Affecting S.R. 46, Wayside Drive, Capri Cove, and South Orange Avenue

July 25, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – Multiple traffic pattern changes are scheduled soon that will change access for residents and motorists traveling in the area of State Road (S.R.) 46, Wayside Drive and South Orange Avenue. The road closures and new traffic patterns are part of building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A along S.R. 46 from Longwood Markham Road to Orange Boulevard. 
 
Some of the following changes will be temporary, while others will be permanent. All changes take effect on Monday, July 29:  
 
 S.R. 46 Traffic Shift: On Monday, July 29, traffic on westbound S.R. 46 will merge into a single right (outside) lane east of Orange Boulevard, providing a single through lane, single right turn lane, and a single left turn lane at the existing signal. A temporary left turn lane will be installed on S.R. 46 for accessing South Center Road heading west on S.R. 46. These changes will allow construction of the new Wekiva Parkway westbound service road and other portions of the parkway on the north side of the corridor. 
 
• Wayside Drive Closure: On Monday, July 29, Wayside Drive will close from Orange Boulevard to South Orange Avenue and from S.R. 46 to Forest Avenue. This will allow the elevated parkway to be built in this area, including bridges over Orange Boulevard. 
 
 Capri Cove and South Orange Avenue Access: On Monday, July 29, residents of Capri Cove and South Orange Avenue will use a temporary access road to Wayside Drive. Residents will then take Wayside Drive to South Center Road to get to S.R. 46. This will allow the new, permanent side street connection to Orange Boulevard to be built. 
 
Electronic message boards are posted. Please be advised work is dependent on weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Work on Section 7A 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 7A: S.R. 46 Crane Move Requires Overnight Lane Closure

July 24, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled overnight Thursday, July 25, to conduct lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 to move a crane from Longwood-Markham Road to Glade View Drive as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. S.R. 46 traffic intermittently will alternate through one lane for a few hours beginning at 1 a.m. to allow crews to safely move the crane along this 1.8 mile stretch.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. 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 3: Traffic Signal Work Requires Nighttime Lane Closures at S.R. 46 and Round Lake Road Intersection

July 24, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Thursday night, July 25, from 7:30 p.m. - 7 a.m., to intermittently close lanes at the State Road (S.R.) 46 and Round Lake Road intersection as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. The lane closures are required to install traffic detection devices to improve signal operations.

 

Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct drivers. 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 spring of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, installing sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp.

 

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.

 

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 386-943-5473. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

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: C.R. 46A Paving Requires Single Lane Closures, Detour at Red Tail Boulevard

July 23, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews today and Wednesday, July 23 and 24, are scheduled to alternate traffic through one lane on County Road (C.R.) 46A from Arundel Way to near Red Tail Boulevard as part of building the Wekiva Parkway.  The flagging operations scheduled through midnight are needed to allow crews to pave the new alignment of C.R. 46A.

 

Access to the Red Tail community has been detoured through a temporary access road to allow crews to build the new entrance connection to the new C.R. 46A. 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, on June 5, 2017 began relocating part of C.R. 46A out of 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.

 

The project realigns C.R. 46A for 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to S.R. 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work has included building a multi-use trail along the S.R. 46 portion of the project, and a new signalized, T-intersection at C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. 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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Section 7A: Access Changes and Road Closures Planned

July 21, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Multiple traffic pattern changes are scheduled soon that will change access for residents and motorists traveling in the area of State Road (S.R.) 46, Wayside Drive and Orange Boulevard as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

The road closures and new traffic patterns are part of building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A along S.R. 46 from Longwood Markham Road to Orange Boulevard. Some of the following changes will be temporary, while others will be permanent:

 

Wayside Drive Closure: Wayside Drive will close from Orange Boulevard to South Orange Avenue and from S.R. 46 to Forest Avenue on July 23, 2019. This will allow the elevated parkway to be built in this area, including bridges over Orange Boulevard.

 

Capri Cove and South Orange Avenue Access: Residents of Capri Cove and South Orange Avenue will use a temporary access road to Wayside Drive. Residents will take Wayside Drive to South Center Road to get to S.R. 46. This change will begin on July 23, 2019. This will allow the new, permanent side street connection to Orange Boulevard to be built.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please be advised that weather or other unexpected conditions could delay or prolong work. Work on Section 7A 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 7A: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned for Paving Work

July 19, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled tonight, July 21, to conduct lane closures in two locations to perform paving work as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7A.

 

State Road (S.R.) 46: Traffic will alternate through one lane on S.R. 46 from Maureen Drive to Yankee Lake Road beginning at 9 p.m. to make repairs to existing pavement.

 

South Orange Avenue (Capri Cove Access): Residents on South Orange Avenue and in Capri Cove will be flagged in and out of their community beginning at 6 p.m. so that a new temporary detour can be paved.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. 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 6 :S.R. 46 Bridge Work Requires Lane Closures

July 17, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled today, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, to close the outgoing lane of River Oaks Circle at State Road (S.R.) 46. Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane to allow crews to perform bridge work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained to River Oaks Circle. 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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Wekiva Parkway Section 7B Begins Construction

July 16, 2019

Sanford, Fla.  –  Construction has begun to widen State Road (S.R) 46 to six lanes from Orange Boulevard to Oregon Street-Wayside Drive as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. Initial work includes clearing vegetation between International Parkway, S.R. 46, and Wayside Drive for a planned retention pond. Traffic safety devices are also being set up at this time.

 

In the coming weeks crews also will begin preparing the median of S.R. 46 to shift traffic onto temporary lanes. Work began on July 15, 2019, and is scheduled to finish in 2021.

 

The final section of the $1.6 billion parkway, Section 7B involves non-tolled improvements on S.R. 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street near Interstate 4 in Seminole County. Work on this 1.3-mile project will include widening S.R. 46 within the existing right of way, as well as installing street lighting, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, and other roadway features. Work also will include a 10-foot sidewalk along the south side of this corridor.

 

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 386-943-5473. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

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.

 

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 S.R. 46 Traffic Stoppage Required for Crane Crossing

July 1, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Law enforcement officers are scheduled at night on Friday, July 5, and Tuesday, July 9, to intermittently stop traffic in both directions on State Road (S.R.) 46 west of the Wekiva River. The intermittent stoppages between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. will allow crews to move a large crane across the roadway for bridge work that is part of the building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

This operation also will require intermittent closures of Wekiva River Road at S.R. 46 during this timeframe. 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 County Road (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 3: Natoma Boulevard at U.S. Highway 441 Re-opens to Traffic

June 21, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews today, June 21, re-opened Natoma Boulevard at U.S. Highway 441. Crews have completed the work to rebuild the side street entrance as part of widening the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 in this location.

 

Access to the Summerbrooke community is once again available from Natoma Boulevard.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in October of 2017.  Work is scheduled to finish in spring 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.

 

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 3: Flyover Bridge Work Requires Nighttime Detour on S.R. 46

June 14, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Thursday, June 20, Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, to close State Road (S.R.) 46 at U.S. 441 at night to work on the new flyover bridge over the travel lanes. Traffic will be detoured via Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road. The work will occur at night from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

S.R. 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 at night will be open to local traffic only. Electronic message boards are in place and law enforcement officers will be on site to help direct drivers. 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 spring 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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Public Information Open House for Wekiva Parkway Section 7B

June 4, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a pre-construction public information open house about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7B project in Seminole County to review the anticipated non-tolled road improvements.
 
The open house will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, Sanford, FL 32771. During the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the construction process for this project, view exhibits and speak with project team members.
 
The construction project limits are State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. This project involves 1.3 miles of improvements, including roadway widening, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, lighting, drainage and other roadway features. Work will include a 10-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side of S.R. 46. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2019.
 
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary Brooks, community outreach specialist, by phone at 407-694-5505, or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
 
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. Project information is also available online at www.wekivaparkway.com, and by following the project on Facebook and Twitter.
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Section 7B: Contractor Selected to Build Final Wekiva Parkway Section

May 31, 2019

Sanford, Fla.  – Marking a major project milestone, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected Masci General Contractors, Inc. to build Section 7B, the final section of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway.

 

The contractor submitted the winning bid of $17.8 million to do the work over 745 days, as part of a competitive bid process. Section 7B involves non-tolled improvements on S.R. 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street near Interstate 4 in Seminole County.

 

This section is separate from the project to the west, Section 7A, which is scheduled is to resume work next week with a new contractor. Section 7B is scheduled to begin this summer.  A pre-construction open house for Section 7B is scheduled for July 9, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, Sanford, FL 32771.

 

Work on this 1.3-mile project will include widening S.R. 46 within the existing right of way, as well as installing street lighting, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, and other roadway features. Work also will include a 10-foot sidewalk along the south side of this corridor.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Olson, FDOT Communications Manager at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us, or by telephone at (386) 943-5479. You may also contact Community Outreach Specialist Mary Brooks at info@wekivaparkway.com, or by telephone at (407) 694-5505. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

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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SEMA Construction Selected to Complete Wekiva Parkway Section 7A

May 30, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – The surety bond company has selected a new contractor to finish construction of Section 7A of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429) in Seminole County. SEMA Construction, Inc. is the general contractor selected to complete the work. Crews are scheduled to resume activities on June 3.  
 
The selection was necessary after FDOT announced in April that the previous contractor responsible for building Section 7A, Astaldi Construction Corporation, had voluntarily defaulted on four projects throughout the state, including this section of the Wekiva Parkway project.  
 
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. The completion timeframe for this segment of the parkway remains unchanged.   The Section 7A project is building 3.5 miles of limited access toll road along with non-tolled, parallel service roads for local travel, ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets. Roundabouts are planned as safety enhancements at the intersections under the parkway. Lighting is planned under the bridges and on frontage road approaches to the roundabouts.  
 
More Project Information: The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, enhance safety and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other 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 a largely elevated expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife. 
 
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: Pipe Work Requires Temporary Access Changes

May 24, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29, to close part of Osprey Hammock Trail near State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane to allow crews to perform pipe work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained to Osprey Hammock Trail. 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 County Road (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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