Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Oct. 20 through Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to close northbound State Road (S.R.) 417 access to International Parkway and Interstate 4 (I-4) westbound and detour traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). S.R. 417 northbound traffic will continue to have access to I-4 eastbound.
The closure will allow crews to install temporary drainage, striping, and barrier wall in preparation for ramp bridge construction at the interchange.
S.R. 417 northbound traffic heading to International Parkway will exit at Rinehart Road and follow the detour to S.R. 46 or County Road (C.R.) 46A. Traffic will be able to access I-4 westbound by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A.
S.R. 417 southbound access from International Parkway will remain available.
Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.
The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.
Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.
The Florida Department of Transportation 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.