PROJECT NEWS

Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Monday night, December 4 to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. for bridge work.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

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SR 46 Road Closure & Detour For Nightly Bridge Work Schedules As Part of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road from Sunday, December 3 to Sunday, December 17. The closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. for painting and other bridge work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 to get back to SR 46. A portion of SR 46 between CR 437 and Swan Road will be open to local traffic only.

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers.  Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction May 2, 2016, on Wekiva Parkway Section 2C. This $49.48 million section stretches from the Lake County-Orange County line to a planned loop interchange at SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. This section is slated to open to traffic in spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

 

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Construction Crews To Burn Debris On Wekiva Parkway Section 6

November 2017

 

SORRENTO, FL Community members are advised that crews building Wekiva Parkway Section 6 are set to begin controlled burning of cleared material on Tuesday, November 28. This activity will continue for the next several weeks, including on weekends. The controlled burning will take place just east of Old McDonald Road on the south side of State Road (S.R.) 46.

 

The confined, on-site burns are being conducted in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The construction team working for the Florida Department of Transportation – District Five will perform the burn under a licensed subcontractor using the proper equipment to control the burn.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

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The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are working jointly to build the planned 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, 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. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

CFX Section 2B Ondich Road Closures & Detours for Bridge Work

November 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled the night of Monday, November 20, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, November 21.  

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. 

FDOT Section 3 Construction Kicks Off with Gopher Tortoise Relocation

November 2017

MOUNT DORA _ The Florida Department of Transportation has kicked off construction on Section 3A/3B with seeking out and removing gopher tortoises, a protected keystone species. Crews have excavated nine of the 16 burrows along State Road (S.R.) 46 from U.S. 441 to near Round Lake Road. So far, three gopher tortoises have been found and relocated.

Crews should finish the process by the end of the week. Otherwise, utility relocations are underway and the contractor, GLF, has been placing advance warning signs along the work zone. Work began Oct. 30 and is expected to finish in early 2020.

 

 

CFX Section 1 Traffic Continues to Climb

November 2017

Recent reports show CFX's first section of the parkway from US 441 to Kelly Park Road continues to gain usage as more drivers opt for the quicker, more convenient travel option in Apopka. Daily trips initially were projected at 6,300 per day. The week of Oct. 23-29, there were an average of 9,283 trips logged daily at the Ponkan Main toll gantry. All told, 727,449 trips have been made on this 5-mile stretch of the parkway since opening July 27, 2017.

CFX Section 2A CR 435 & SB SR 429 Closures & Detours for Bridge Work

November 2017
 
 

 

SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled Friday night, November 3, to close County Road 435 at State Road 429. This closure also will include the southbound ramp of SR 429 starting at SR 46. The closures and detours are scheduled from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to work on the bridge deck as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).
 
 During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.
 
Officers will be present and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

FDOT Section 6 Clearing Crews Begin Debris Burning

October 2017

SORRENTO _ Community members are advised that crews building Wekiva Parkway Section 6 are set to begin controlled burning of cleared material on Monday, October 30, and will continue this activity through November 19. The controlled burning will take place approximately a half mile west of the Wekiva River on the south side of State Road (S.R.) 46.

 

The confined, on-site burns are being conducted in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The construction team working for the Florida Department of Transportation – District Five will perform the burn under a licensed subcontractor using the proper equipment to control the burn.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features. 

CFX Section 2A CR 435 & SB SR 429 Closures & Detours for Bridge Work

October 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Section 2A crews are scheduled Tuesday – Thursday nights, October 24-26, to close County Road 435 north of Haas Road. This closure also will include the southbound ramp of State Road 429 starting at SR 46. The closures and detours are scheduled from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to pour bridge deck as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).

 

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.

 

Officers will be present and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction August 1, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2A. This section is located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road). Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. 

CFX Section 1A SR 429 Lane Closures Scheduled for Bridge Work

October 2017

 

APOPKA, FL – CFX Seciton 1A crews are scheduled during the day on Monday and Tuesday, October 16 & 17, to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 for bridge work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

This work is part of wrapping up the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section opened to traffic on July 27, 2017.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

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CFX Section 1A Connector Road Closure at SR 429

October 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, October 3rd to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). The closures scheduled from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. are needed to finish building this part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

 

No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429 during this operation. This work will require closing the SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.

 

Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.

 

 

CFX Section 2A CR 435 & SR 429 Road Closures, Detour Set for Bridge Work

October 2017

Sorrento_ Crews are scheduled Wednesday night, October 4, to close County Road 435 north of Haas Road. This closure also will include the southbound ramp of State Road 429 starting at SR 46. The closures and detours are scheduled from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).

 

 

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.

 

Officers will be present and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

CFX Crews Close NB Lanes Near Kelly Park Rd to Repair Depression

September 2017

 

 (APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled through September 30 to route northbound Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) traffic onto the outside shoulder south of Kelly Park Road. The lane closures are needed while crews continue to fix a depression caused by Hurricane Irma.

 

SR 429 northbound traffic by this weekend should be able to move onto the outside travel lane. Work will continue for another couple of weeks after that to repair the depression in the inside lanes, as well as to rebuild and repave the roadway.

 

Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

September 2017

 

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Saturday, September 30, to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). The closures scheduled from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. are needed to finish building this part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429 during this operation. This work will require closing the SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.

 

Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.

 

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section opened to traffic on July 27, 2017.

 

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

September 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled September 25 through September 29 to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closures scheduled from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. are needed for paving, striping and sign work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429 during this operation. This work will require closing the SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road at night. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.

 

Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.

 

CFX Section 2A CR 435 & SR 429 Road Closures, Detour Set for Bridge Work

September 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Friday night, September 29, to close County Road 435 from State Road 46 to State Road 429. This closure also will include southbound SR 429 starting at SR 46. The closures and detours are scheduled from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).

 

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.

 

Officers will be present and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

CFX Section 1A Single Lane Closures on SR 429

September 2017

 

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled during the day on Monday - Friday, September 25-29, to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section opened to traffic on July 27, 2017.

CFX Section 2B Single Lane Closures on Plymouth Sorrento Rd

September 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Section 2B crews are scheduled Tuesday - Friday, September 19-22, to alternate traffic in both directions through one lane on Plymouth Sorrento Road north of Haas Road. The single lane closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and signs are placed to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

CFX Section 2B Single Lane Closures on Plymouth Sorrento Rd

September 2017

APOPKA _ Section 2B crews on Sept. 12-13 will be alternating traffic in both directions through one lane on Plymouth Sorrento Road north of Haas-Ondich Road to work on storm clean up. Flaggers will direct traffic. Please approach this location with care.

FDOT Section 5 SR 46 Single Lane Closures, Alternating Traffic Scheduled

September 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) – Duke Energy crews will conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 near Camp Challenge Road from Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8. The closures scheduled from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. will allow utility work related to building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).  Traffic in both directions will be alternated through one lane during this time.