MOUNT DORA _ Crews are scheduled beginning on August 27 to close the Sabastian Street entrance to State Road (S.R.) 46 for four weeks as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429). The extended closure will allow multiple work operations to occur at one time, and will decrease the number and length of future closures at Sabastian Street.
The closure will allow Duke Energy and City of Mount Dora crews to install underground utilities. That work will be followed by the contractor, GLF Construction, installing a new stormwater system. Once the drainage work is completed, the contractor will rebuild the side street entrance at S.R. 46.
During this operation traffic will be detoured to the U.S. 441 and Natoma Boulevard entrance to the Summerbrooke community. Electronic message boards and detour signs have been posted alerting drivers to this closure. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong this operation.
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.
The non-tolled improvements are being made in anticipation of the heavy traffic expected to head to the parkway. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.