SANFORD _ The Wekiva Parkway Section 7B Design Update public workshop on January 30, 2018, was attended by 120 people in Seminole County. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held the meeting to review the latest design for these non-tolled road improvements.
This project is funded for construction to begin in summer of 2019. The project limits are State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. This design project involves 1.31 miles of improvements, including roadway widening, safety medians, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features.
The meeting was held at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, at its new location at 121 N. Henderson Lane in Sanford. In addition to Seminole County Public Works and Fire and Rescue officials, attendees included residents from neighborhoods including Terracina, Lake Forest, Astor Farms, Capri Cove and Terra Bella. Attendees were able to view exhibits and an audiovisual presentation, and to ask questions of project staff. A number of comments were submitted, dealing with right turn lanes, landscaping, signal timings and requests for fencing.
Design on this project is expected to finish in late 2018.