MOUNT DORA _ Crews are scheduled on July 19 to conduct lane closures along US 441 and State Road (S.R) 46 in Mount Dora. These lane closures, beginning tonight at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on July 20, are needed to repair striping throughout the area. Drivers can expect both roadways to be accessible for through traffic, but delays are possible.
The work is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began construction on October 30, 2017. The non-tolled improvements include widening S.R. 46 to six lanes from U.S. 441 to Round Lake Road, and building a flyover bridge at U.S. 441. Work includes widening U.S. 441 to six lanes in the area, and installing sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.
Electronic message boards will be present alerting drivers to use the open lanes during the lane closure. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong this work.
For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer at 407-694-5505 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
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The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have been working together to build the 25-mile toll road, which provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves congestion on local roads.
Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include four expansive wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.