(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled on Wednesday, March 7, to close northbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) at Connector Road from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Connector Road to Plymouth Sorrento Road to get to Kelly Park Road.
This will allow crews to pave and stripe the transition to the new Wekiva Parkway sections about to open at Kelly Park Road on March 31. An additional single lane closure may be needed once northbound SR 429 is reopened in the afternoon to complete the 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.
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. A celebration in anticipation of the grand opening is scheduled on March 31, 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.