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US 441 AND SR 46 LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED TONIGHT FOR STRIPING REPAIR AS PART OF BUILDING THE WEKIVA PARKWAY

July 19, 2018

MOUNT DORA _ Crews are scheduled on July 19 to conduct lane closures along US 441 and State Road (S.R) 46 in Mount Dora. These lane closures, beginning tonight at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on July 20, are needed to repair striping throughout the area. Drivers can expect both roadways to be accessible for through traffic, but delays are possible.

 

The work is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began construction on October 30, 2017. The non-tolled improvements include widening S.R. 46 to six lanes from U.S. 441 to Round Lake Road, and building a flyover bridge at U.S. 441. Work includes widening U.S. 441 to six lanes in the area, and installing sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.

 

Electronic message boards will be present alerting drivers to use the open lanes during the lane closure. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong this work.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have been working together to build the 25-mile toll road, which provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves congestion on local roads.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include four expansive wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

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S.R. 46 Intersection Closure, Signal Relocation As Part of Building Wekiva Parkway

July 18, 2018

SORRENTO, FL Crews are scheduled the nights of July 19-21 to work to permanently close the State Road (S.R.) 46 intersection at County Road (C.R.) 46A. Nightly lane closures are scheduled from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to move the traffic signal about a half mile west on S.R. 46 to a new connector road. This will allow work to begin on additional portions of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

 

The intersection and signal relocation on July 21 will coincide with closing portions of C.R. 46A (see map below). Access between S.R. 46 and C.R. 46A will remain. Electronic message boards have been placed to alert drivers, and law enforcement officers will be on site for this operation.   

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 6 began construction on October 17, 2017. The six miles of elevated expressway will extend along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road to near Longwood-Markham Road. The project includes a non-tolled, local service road, a much higher bridge 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 C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2022. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information: The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources around the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have opened 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and reduces 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 a largely elevated expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

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Sabastian Street Closure Scheduled For Drainage Work As Part Of Building The Wekiva Parkway

July 9, 2018

MOUNT DORA _ Crews on July 11-14 are scheduled to close the Sabastian Street entrance to State Road (S.R.) 46 to install drainage pipe. Traffic will be detoured during this operation to the U.S. 441 and Natoma Boulevard entrance to the Summerbrooke community.

 

Electronic message boards and detour signs have been posted alerting drivers to this closure. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong this operation.

 

The work is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began construction on October 30, 2017. The non-tolled improvements include widening S.R. 46 to six lanes from U.S. 441 to Round Lake Road, and building a flyover bridge at U.S. 441. Work includes widening U.S. 441 to six lanes in the area, and installing sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.

 

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S.R. 46 Rolling Roadblocks Scheduled At Night To Move Large Crane As Part Of Building The Wekiva Parkway

June 22, 2018

SORRENTO, FL – Law enforcement officers are scheduled to conduct a rolling roadblock Sunday night, June 24, on State Road (S.R.) 46 west of Wekiva Pines Boulevard. The slow rolling operation is set to take place between 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. It will allow crews to move a large crane across the roadway for bridge work that is part of the building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

Then on Thursday night, June 28, traffic again will be slowed to move the crane back across S.R. 46. Law enforcement officers also will lead this operation between 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Please be advised that bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17, 2017 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features.

 

Work is scheduled to finish in 2022. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are working jointly to build the planned 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

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Brief, Intermittent S.R. 46 Closures to Remove Overhead Utility Lines as Part of Building Wekiva Parkway

June 19, 2018

SORRENTO, FL Duke Energy crews are scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, to briefly close State Road (S.R.) 46 about a quarter mile west of County Road (C.R.) 46A. The road will be closed for several minutes at a time, intermittently, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to allow the removal of overhead power lines.  

 

Access between S.R. 46 and C.R. 46A will remain as part of this operation. Electronic message boards have been placed to alert drivers, and law enforcement officers will be on site for this operation.   

 

This work is part of parkway Section 6, which began construction on October 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, a new, much higher bridge 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 C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2022. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information: The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, enhance safety and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other 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 a largely elevated expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

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Construction Crews To Burn Debris East Of The Wekiva River As Part Of Building The Wekiva Parkway

June 19, 2018

SORRENTO, FL Crews are scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, to begin burning debris west of the Wekiva River near State Road (S.R.) 46 and Wekiva River Road. The controlled burning will continue through Monday, June 25. 

 

The confined, on-site burns are being conducted in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The construction team working for the Florida Department of Transportation – District Five will perform the burn under a licensed subcontractor using the proper equipment to control the burn.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17, 2017 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features.

 

Work is scheduled to finish in 2022. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are working jointly to build the planned 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

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S.R. 46 Intersection Closure, Signal Relocation As Part of Building Wekiva Parkway

June 15, 2018

SORRENTO, FL Crews are scheduled in July to permanently close the State Road (S.R.) 46 intersection at County Road (C.R.) 46A. Crews will move the traffic signal about a half mile west on S.R. 46 to a new connector road to allow work to begin on additional portions of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

The intersection and signal relocation will coincide with closing portions of C.R. 46A in this area (see map below). Access between S.R. 46 and C.R. 46A will remain as part of this operation. Electronic message boards have been placed to alert drivers, and law enforcement officers will be on site for this operation.   

 

 

This work is part of parkway Section 6, which began construction on October 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, a new, much higher bridge 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 C.R. 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2022. Other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information: The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, enhance safety and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other 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 a largely elevated expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

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Round Lake Road Lane Closures For Pipe Crossings Near S.R. 46 Scheduled As Part Of Building The Wekiva Parkway

June 1, 2018

MOUNT DORA _ Crews at night beginning on Monday, June 4, are scheduled to conduct single lane closures on Round Lake Road near State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane during the nightly closures scheduled from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. The lane closures will allow crews to install drainage pipe across the roadway.

 

Electronic message boards are in place and flaggers will be available to direct drivers. Wet weather and other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work.

 

Work on Sections 3A & 3B began in October of 2017 and 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, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have been working together to build the 25-mile toll road, which provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves congestion on local roads. To date, 13 miles of the parkway are open to traffic. The entire parkway is expected to be open to traffic by late 2022.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include four expansive wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

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Wekiva Parkway Section 7A Construction Ramps Up

April 23, 2018

Seminole County – Construction activities will increase on State Road (S.R.) 46, west of Sanford during the week of April 22, and motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles entering and exiting multiple areas of the work zone. The work is for the expansion of the Wekiva Parkway project.

Activities include installing drainage pipe under the Florida Gas Transmission line along the north side of S.R. 46 west of Longwood-Markham Road. Other significant utility work will include Florida Power & Light installing lines underground on both sides of S.R. 46. Work also includes driving sheet pile for retaining walls along the north side of S.R. 46 across from Lake Markham Road.

 

The contractor has safely relocated gopher tortoises – a protected, keystone species – to a state licensed recipient site. Work is continuing and, so far, 98 of the reptiles have been excavated from 148 burrows. Once the tortoises are safely excavated, crews are clearing and grubbing these areas.

Drivers should exercise extra caution within the construction zone. FDOT asks that you pay attention to speed limit signs and all construction signs and safety devices.

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Coordinator at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

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Major U.S. 441 Traffic Diversion Scheduled At S.R. 46 As Part Of Building The Wekiva Parkway

April 12, 2018

MOUNT DORA _ Crews on Monday, April 16, beginning at 9 p.m. are scheduled to move all U.S. Highway 441 traffic onto temporary pavement along the State Road (S.R.) 46 southbound on- and off-ramps as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). This traffic diversion will include requiring drivers to stop at a temporary traffic signal at S.R. 46 during construction (see top blue arrow on exhibit below).  

 

The traffic diversion will allow crews to rebuild this portion of U.S. 441 (shown as the red hashed area in the graphic below) and remove the overpass. This work is part of the Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B construction that began October 30, 2017.

 

To allow removal of the U.S. 441 overpass, S.R. 46 traffic later during this phase will shift onto nearby temporary pavement (see bottom blue arrow on exhibit below).

 

 

As part of this project, the U.S. 441 / S.R. 46 interchange will be converted to an at-grade, signalized intersection. A flyover ramp will provide continuous traffic flow from the north and heading east on S.R. 46 toward the parkway (see exhibit below).

 

 

Motorists should be alert for lane closures and other traffic impacts during these activities.

 

Once traffic has been diverted, crews will begin removing the bridge and building the east side or future northbound lanes; they also will begin building the flyover bridge. Once the east side is done, traffic will switch onto those new lanes while work begins on the west side or the new southbound lanes.

 

Once both the new outside northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 441 have been built, traffic will be split to allow building the median and turn lanes. Work on this section is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have been working together to build the 25-mile toll road, which provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves congestion on local roads.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include four expansive wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

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Wekiva Parkway Ramp To SR 46 In Mount Dora To Close Temporarily

April 12, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Friday, April 13 to temporarily close the ramp at Ondich Road that leads to State Road 453 and SR 46 near Round Lake Road. The closure from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to allow a scheduled inspection period.

 

 

During the closure, traffic can get off SR 429 at Kelly Park Road and take Plymouth Sorrento Road to get to SR 46 and Mount Dora. Those who choose to remain on SR 429 will have to head east across County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) and north to SR 46 east of Camp Challenge. They can then head west for five miles on SR 46 to get back to Mount Dora.

 

Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section connects to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. These sections opened to traffic on March 31, 2018.

 

This project was among five parkway sections built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

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Plymouth Sorrento Road & Ondich Road Intersection Closure For Repaving As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

April 12, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled tonight, April 12, to close the Plymouth Sorrento Road and Ondich Road intersection for paving as part of finishing the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).  The closures and detour from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. will allow crews to repave the side streets.

 

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road, County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) and SR 46. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section opened March 31, 2018. It connects to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. 

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.         

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Haas Road And Plymouth Sorrento Road Intersection Closure As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

April 8, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Monday April 9, to close Plymouth Sorrento Road at the intersection of Haas-Ondich Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour are scheduled from 8:00 p.m. – 7 a.m.

 


During the closure, traffic will be directed to take U-turns and detour around using State Road 46, Round Lake Road and Kelly Park Road.
 
Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.
 
TheCentral Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. 
 
This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

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Another 5 Miles Of Wekiva Parkway Open Today

March 31, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. opened its final five miles of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The opening was preceded by a celebration including a 5K race and Family Fun Run/Walk, environmental and community booths, emergency service and high-tech vehicles, music and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

Officials and environmentalists during the ceremony praised the collaboration that went into making sure the parkway helped protect the vital natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River, while helping to complete the beltway.

 

A total of 764 people registered for the races. Donations, sponsorships and race proceeds totaling more than $27,000 will go to the Florida Wildlife corridor non-profit organization, in keeping with the parkway’s environmental protections.

 

Work began on the nearly $168 million parkway sections in 2016 and will now open Saturday afternoon, a year ahead of the original schedule. 

 

CFX’s new expressway extension provides a crucial connection to SR 46 and communities throughout Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties. The new sections are located between Kelly Park Road and State Road 46, and between Round Lake Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road).

 

This opening marks a major milestone with having more than half of the 25-mile parkway open to traffic.

 

The Wekiva Parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect wildlife and other natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Environmental protections include purchasing 3,400 acres of land for conservation along the corridor, building nearly 1.5 miles of wildlife bridges, limiting the number of interchanges, elevating the parkway to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife, and including wildlife jump-outs, bat houses and special fencing.

 

The Florida Wildlife Corridor strives to accelerate the rate of conservation in Florida by 10% annually to protect 300,000 acres within the corridor by the end of 2020. The corridor is a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people. For more information, visit www.floridawildlifecorridor.org.

 

About the Central Florida Expressway Authority

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent agency of the state that operates and maintains a regional network of expressways for three million residents and more than 68 million visitors in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. Created by the Florida Legislature in 2014, CFX’s 118-mile user-funded system includes 815 center lane miles, 69 interchanges, 14 mainline toll plazas, 74 ramp toll plazas and 335 bridges and seven named expressways. On average, more than 1 million toll transactions are recorded daily, 85 percent of them electronically. CFX operates E-PASS, the first electronic toll collection system in Florida, which supports nearly 400,000 E-PASS accounts.

 

For more information, visit CFXway.com.

 

 

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Parking Directions for Mar. 31 Wekiva Parkway 5k

March 30, 2018
  • From northbound SR 429: Exit at Kelly Park Road and turn right. Turn left at Plymouth Sorrento Road. Turn right at Haas Road. At Mount Plymouth Road/CR 435, turn left. Follow signs to the Wekiva Parkway entrance ramp. Parking is on the new roadway.

 

  • From SR 46: Turn south onto Mount Plymouth Road/CR 435. Follow signs to the Wekiva Parkway entrance ramp. Parking is on the new roadway.

Wekiva Parkway Section 2 Opening Included Activating New SR 46 Traffic Signal

March 30, 2018

 

(MOUNT DORA, FL) – As part of opening the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s (CFX) final sections of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429), crews are scheduled on March 31 to activate a new traffic signal on SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. Drivers should be prepared to stop at the new signal at the interchange ramps.

 

CFX will celebrate the opening of its final five miles of the parkway on March 31, from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. The festivities will include a 5K race and Family Fun Run/Walk, environmental and community booths, emergency service and high-tech vehicles, music, speakers and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new parkway sections will open later that day.

 

 

The opening will also mark a major milestone in having more than half of the entire 25-mile parkway open to traffic. This portion of the parkway will provide a crucial expressway connection to SR 46 and communities throughout Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties.

 

The new parkway sections (2A, 2B and 2C) are located between Kelly Park Road and State Road 46, and between Round Lake Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road). Work on the three sections began in 2016 and cost $168 million to construct.

 

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Reminder- CFX Wekiva Parkway Section 2 Grand Opening - Grand Opening Running Wild 5K Packet Pickup

March 26, 2018

If you're one of the 485 people who have registered for the Running Wild 5K or Family Fun Run/Walk, there's a chance to get your packet early! Pre-event Packet Pickups are Wed., March 28 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Thurs., March 29, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the grassy lot next to CFX. See flier for details.

 

CR 435 Temporary Ramp Closes Permanently, SR 429 Closes Briefly In Preparation For Wekiva Parkway Section 2 Opening

March 23, 2018

 

(APOPKA, FL) – The Central Florida Expressway Authority is scheduled at night on March 25 to permanently close the County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) temporary on ramp to northbound Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure is in preparation for opening CFX’s final five miles of the parkway on March 31.

 

The new parkway Sections 2A, 2B and 2C are located between SR 46 and Kelly Park Road, and Round Lake Road and CR 435. The new 5-mile stretch includes an expressway connection to SR 46 for the first time.

 

 

Opening the new sections will require the following temporary and permanent traffic impacts:

 

-      On March 31 at 6 a.m., crews will temporarily close the SR 429 southbound on ramp at SR 46. During the temporary closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, CR 435 or Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road.

-      Also early on March 31, the SR 429 southbound exit ramp to CR 435 will close permanently.

-      The CR 435 temporary ramp will, however, be available on March 31 for race and exhibitor traffic heading to the grand opening event. The Florida Highway Patrol will be posted at the CR 435 entrance ramp to SR 429 at 6 a.m. to guide runners and exhibitors driving to the event. 

-      The SR 429 southbound ramp at SR 46 will reopen once the new parkway sections open later that day.

 

Officers will be present and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The activity is part of tying in the new CFX Section 2A, from east of Plymouth Sorrento Road to CR 435, to the Florida Department of Transportation’s Section 4, which opened in 2016.

 

The CR 435 temporary ramp was not one of the permanent interchange locations specified in the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act. The State Legislature limited the number of permanent interchanges to curb the potential for development in the environmentally sensitive area surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

CFX has built five parkway sections totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

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Construction Crews To Burn Debris East Of The Wekiva River As Part Of Building Wekiva Parkway Section 6

March 20, 2018

SANFORD, FL Community members are advised that crews building Wekiva Parkway Section 6 are to begin burning cleared material east of the Wekiva River on Wednesday, March 21,  on the south side of State Road (S.R.) 46. The controlled burning will continue for the next several weeks, including on weekends. 

 

The confined, on-site burns are being conducted in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The construction team working for the Florida Department of Transportation – District Five will perform the burn under a licensed subcontractor using the proper equipment to control the burn.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17, 2017 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features.

 

Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

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The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are working jointly to build the planned 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

 

 

 

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Northbound State Road 429 To Close At Connector Road For Paving As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

March 5, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled on Wednesday, March 7, to close northbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) at Connector Road from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Connector Road to Plymouth Sorrento Road to get to Kelly Park Road.

 

This will allow crews to pave and stripe the transition to the new Wekiva Parkway sections about to open at Kelly Park Road on March 31. An additional single lane closure may be needed once northbound SR 429 is reopened in the afternoon to complete the work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. A celebration in anticipation of the grand opening is scheduled on March 31, 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

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