(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled tonight, April 12, to close the Plymouth Sorrento Road and Ondich Road intersection for paving as part of finishing the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closures and detour from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. will allow crews to repave the side streets.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road, County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) and SR 46. 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 opened March 31, 2018. It connects 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.
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.