Section 3: Traffic Signal Work Requires Nighttime Lane Closures at S.R. 46 and Round Lake Road Intersection

12-31-1969

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Thursday night, July 25, from 7:30 p.m. - 7 a.m., to intermittently close lanes at the State Road (S.R.) 46 and Round Lake Road intersection as part of building the Wekiva Parkway. The lane closures are required to install traffic detection devices to improve signal operations.

 

Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct drivers. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in October of 2017. Work 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, installing sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp.

 

FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5473. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

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