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 Please visit for project information and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.