Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 29, to intermittently stop traffic in both directions on State Road (S.R.) 46 just west of the Wekiva River bridge. The stoppage, to occur between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., is expected to be brief and will allow crews to move a large crane across the roadway for bridge work that is part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).
Electronic message boards have been posted. Law enforcement officers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.
This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-mile stretch of largely elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to just west of Longwood-Markham Road.
The project includes a non-tolled, service road for local travel, new, much higher bridges over the Wekiva River, and several wildlife bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.
A multi-use trail with scenic overlooks at the wildlife bridges will be included along the service road on this section. Work will include connector roads between remaining sections of County Road (C.R.) 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
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.