MOUNT DORA _ Crews are scheduled on Tuesday, October 16, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 near Pond Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane during the closures scheduled from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The lane closures will allow crews to install drainage pipe across the roadway.
Electronic message boards have been posted to alert drivers and flaggers will direct traffic. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.
Work on Sections 3A & 3B began in October of 2017 and is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.
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. To date, 13 miles of the parkway are open to traffic. The entire parkway is expected to be open to traffic by late 2022.
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.