Sanford, Fla. - The Florida Department of Transportation’s pre-construction public meeting for Wekiva Parkway Section 7B on July 9, 2019, drew 84 attendees. This meeting was the last of 32 public meetings for the Wekiva Parkway project.
Section 7B will widen State Road 46 (S.R.) to six lanes from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. The work involves 1.3 miles of improvements, including medians, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement marking, utilities, and other roadway features. There will be a 10-foot-wide sidewalk installed along the south side of S.R. 46 as part of this project.
Attendees at the meeting at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, were able to view a multi-media presentation and speak directly with staff to get their questions answered and to express their concerns. Among the communities represented were: Lake Forest, Forest Glen, Capri Cove, and Wekiva River Oaks.
Questions and comment topics included: Landscaping, requests for “No U-Turn” signage at the median of SR 46 at North Henderson Lane, concerns about loss of right turn lanes into and out of the Publix Plaza, and drivers speeding up behind drivers trying to turn. Attendees commented that the project looked good and were appreciative that there would be minimal impacts to traffic during construction.
Among the officials attending were: Jean Jreij and Matt Hassan, Seminole County Public Works; William Morris and others with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office; and Dennis Miller with Seminole County Fire Rescue.
Public meeting exhibits, handouts and other materials are available at the links below: