(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Friday, April 13 to temporarily close the ramp at Ondich Road that leads to State Road 453 and SR 46 near Round Lake Road. The closure from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to allow a scheduled inspection period.
During the closure, traffic can get off SR 429 at Kelly Park Road and take Plymouth Sorrento Road to get to SR 46 and Mount Dora. Those who choose to remain on SR 429 will have to head east across County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) and north to SR 46 east of Camp Challenge. They can then head west for five miles on SR 46 to get back to Mount Dora.
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 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. These sections opened to traffic on March 31, 2018.
This project was among five parkway sections 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.