(SORRENTO, FL) - Crews building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) are scheduled tonight, March 15, to close the westbound lane on State Road 46 just east of Round Lake Road. The closure is scheduled from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.
The contractor, GLF Construction Corporation, will be installing temporary barrier wall along the westbound lane. During the lane closure, flaggers will alternate traffic in both directions through one lane. 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 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 $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.