Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Oct. 24, from 8 p.m. - 6:30 a.m., to shift traffic onto new State Road (S.R.) 46 lanes including through a new signalized intersection between Camp Challenge Road and S.R. 429.
Motorists traveling on eastbound S.R. 46 will turn left at the signal to continue east toward Sanford. Motorists traveling on westbound S.R. 46 will turn right at the signal to continue west toward Mt. Plymouth and Mount Dora.
On Sunday night, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., crews are scheduled to shift traffic entering and exiting S.R. 429 onto the permanent on and off ramps south of S.R. 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway.
S.R. 46 westbound traffic will be able to access southbound S.R. 429 by turning left at the new intersection. S.R. 46 eastbound traffic will be able to access S.R. 429 southbound by proceeding straight at the new intersection onto the parkway. The flashing traffic signal at the existing S.R. 46 and S.R. 429 intersection will be removed.
Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.
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 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.
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.