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Wekiva Parkway Annual Public Information Report 2018

Check out a great recap of the milestones accomplished on the Wekiva Parkway project in 2018. To view the 2018 Wekiva Parkway Public Information Annual Report, click the image below.

 

SR 429 Exit Ramp Closure Scheduled Overnight

March 19, 2019

(APOPKA, FL) – A single lane closure is scheduled overnight on the southbound State Road (SR) 429 exit ramp to Kelly Park Road from 11 p.m. Sunday, March 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, March 25, for barrier wall work.

 

All traffic will be diverted through the E-PASS lane without violation.

 

Minor delays are possible. Bad weather and 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 work is part of ramp improvements underway on Section 1B of the Wekiva Parkway, which opened to traffic in July of 2017.

 

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S.R. 46, Orange Boulevard Lane Closures Scheduled

March 15, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on March 18-19 to close the eastbound lane of State Road (S.R.) 46 from Center Road to Wayside Drive as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to perform stormwater drainage operations on the outside shoulder of S.R. 46.

 

Additionally, crews are scheduled at night on March 18-19 to intermittently close Orange Boulevard between Wayside Drive and Walden View Drive to walk a crane across the roadway. Off-duty law enforcement officers will assist in directing traffic during the brief road closure.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Motorists may experience a slight delay during this operation.

 

Please be advised that weather or other unexpected conditions could delay or prolong work.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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S.R. 46 Lane Closures Scheduled

March 13, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on March 18-21 to close eastbound State Road (S.R.) 46 from the Wekiva River to River Oaks Circle as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set beams on the new service road bridge.

 

Additionally, the right turn lane from eastbound S.R. 46 to River Oaks Circle will be closed. Flaggers will direct traffic in and out of the Wekiva River Oaks community. Motorists may experience a slight delay during this operation.

 

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

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on October 17, 2017. The 6-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, 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 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.

 

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.

 

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Section 5 - March 2019 Aerial Photos

March 13, 2019

S.R. 46 Widening Requires Pinecrest Road Closure, Detour

March 8, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Monday, March 11, to close Pinecrest Road at State Road (S.R.) 46 for approximately two months as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The temporary closure will allow crews to widen the westbound lanes of S.R. 46 west of U.S. 441. Access to Pinecrest Road from S.R. 46 will be via the adjacent side street, Groveland Road.

 

Electronic message boards are in place. 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.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer 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.

 

 

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Natoma Boulevard to Close for Two Months

March 7, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled beginning on March 11 to close Natoma Boulevard at U.S. 441 for approximately two months as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429).  The closure will allow the contractor, GLF Construction, to widen the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 and build the connection to Natoma Boulevard.

 

During this operation, traffic will be detoured to the S.R. 46 and Sabastian Street entrance to the Summerbrooke community. Electronic message boards and detour signs have been posted alerting drivers to this closure. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

The work is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began construction on October 30, 2017. The non-tolled improvements include widening S.R. 46 to six lanes from U.S. 441 to Round Lake Road, and building a flyover bridge at U.S. 441. Work includes widening U.S. 441 to six lanes in the area, and installing sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities.

 

The non-tolled improvements are being made in anticipation of the heavy traffic expected to head to the parkway. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.

 

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Signal Work On S.R. 46 at Longwood-Markham Road Scheduled

March 1, 2019

SANFORD _ Crews are scheduled nightly March 3-4 to remove and replace the traffic signal on State Road (S.R.) 46 at Longwood-Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The work, scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., will allow crews to deactivate the existing signal and install a temporary one.

 

Law enforcement will direct traffic at the intersection during this operation. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

Project engineers will monitor the new, temporary traffic signal and are prepared to make additional adjustments based on traffic patterns, if necessary.

 

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.

 

Motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Drivers should obey the speed limit, all construction signs and safety devices for the safety of the public and work crews. FDOT reminds all road users to pay attention, drive with care and always buckle up.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator 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.

 

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Section 3A/B - February 2019 Aerial Photos

February 28, 2019

Wekiva River Basin Commission - Presentation

February 22, 2019

Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled on North Orange Avenue and North Center Road

February 20, 2019

SANFORD _ Crews are scheduled February 21-22 to intermittently conduct single lane closures on North Orange Avenue and North Center Road just north of State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily, will allow crews to install utility pipe.

 

Flaggers will assist in directing traffic. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

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.

 

Motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Drivers should obey the speed limit, all construction signs and safety devices for the safety of the public and work crews. FDOT reminds all road users to pay attention, drive with care and always buckle up.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator 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.

 

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S.R. 46 Traffic to Shift Onto New Lanes

February 20, 2019

 

MOUNT DORA – An overnight traffic shift has been rescheduled along State Road (S.R.) 46 as traffic moves onto newly built lanes. This takes place on the north side of the roadway from Veranda Way, east of U.S. 441, to Round Lake Road. The traffic shift will now occur from 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 until 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

 

Preparations the night of Feb. 21 for the traffic shift will include closing S.R. 46 from U.S. 441 to Veranda Way. Traffic will be detoured via Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road as noted on the map below.

 

Moving traffic in both directions onto the newly built lanes allows crews to rebuild the south side of S.R. 46. 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.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer 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.

 

 

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 have been working together to build the 25-mile toll road, which provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves congestion on local roads. To date, 13 miles of the parkway are open to traffic. The entire parkway is expected to be open to traffic by late 2022.

 

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 four expansive wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

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Walden Cove HOA Update - Presentation

February 13, 2019

Section 3A/B - January 2019 Aerial Photos

February 11, 2019

Sylvan Lake Reserve HOA Update - Presentation

February 11, 2019

Section 5 Aerial Photos - January 2019

February 11, 2019

Pile Driving Scheduled to Begin at Orange Boulevard

February 8, 2019

SANFORD, FL Crews are scheduled on February 11 to begin driving bridge piles at Orange Boulevard south of State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The pile driving for the parkway bridge over the side street near Wayside Drive will last for a number of months.

 

While steps will be taken to minimize the impact of construction to the surrounding community, nearby residents can expect some level of noise and other impacts throughout the course of this work. Please note this schedule could change due to weather or other unexpected conditions. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

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

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator 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.

 

 

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Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled on Longwood-Markham Road

February 7, 2019

 

SANFORD _ Crews are scheduled the nights of February 10-15 to intermittently conduct single lane closures on Longwood-Markham Road at State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures, scheduled from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m., will allow crews to install utility pipe.

 

Flaggers will assist in directing traffic. Electronic message boards will be 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 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.

 

Motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Drivers should obey the speed limit, all construction signs and safety devices for the safety of the public and work crews. FDOT reminds all road users to pay attention, drive with care and always buckle up.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator 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.

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Section 7A Aerial Photos - January 2019

February 5, 2019

Portion of Orange Avenue to Permanently Close

February 5, 2019

SANFORD _ Crews are scheduled on Monday, February 11, to permanently close a portion of South Orange Avenue south of State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closure is required to build the elevated expressway in this area.

 

Residents will be able to take South Orange Avenue to Wayside Drive and Orange Boulevard to access S.R. 46.

 

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

 

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.

 

Motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Drivers should obey the speed limit, all construction signs and safety devices for the safety of the public and work crews. FDOT reminds all road users to pay attention, drive with care and always buckle up.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator 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.