Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Jan. 12, through Wednesday, Jan. 15, to close both directions of State Road (S.R.) 417 at Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Detours will occur nightly on northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. and on southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.
The closures will allow crews to shift traffic to accommodate barrier wall required to continue bridge work at the interchange and to move a crane across the S.R. 417 travel lanes.
Northbound S.R. 417 traffic heading to International Parkway will exit at Rinehart Road and follow the detour to S.R. 46 or C.R. 46A. Traffic will be able to access westbound I-4 by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. The ramp from S.R. 417 northbound to I-4 eastbound will remain open.
Motorists heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to County Road (C.R.) 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.
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.