ALERTS

S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 24, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled the nights of Monday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 30, to close some of the ramps at State Road (S.R.) 417 and Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closures are needed to allow crews to build a new, temporary traffic pattern for vehicles on the northbound S.R. 417 ramp to get around due to upcoming bridge work.

 

The nighttime closures and detours will occur on Jan. 27-30 for northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., and on Jan. 29-30 for southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Northbound S.R. 417 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 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 westbound on I-4 or from International Parkway heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to C.R. 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.  Access from I-4 eastbound to S.R. 417 southbound will remain open.

 

Section 8: S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 16, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 16, 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 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 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 County Road (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 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.

 

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Section 6: Traffic Shift to Service Road Bridge

January 14, 2020

Crews are scheduled January 18-19 to shift State Road (S.R.) 46 traffic onto the new service road bridge over the Wekiva River as part of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) construction project. This traffic shift will also change the access points to several communities along the corridor. These changes will remain in place for months while crews remove the existing S.R. 46 bridge and build the remaining parkway bridges.

Below are access changes for each community:

 

Access to Wekiva Pines/Bear Pond Drive

 

Access to Wekiva River Road

 

Access to Wekiva Park Drive

 

Access to Wekiva River Oaks

 

Access to Estates at Wekiva Park

Section 6: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on Wekiva River Road

January 13, 2020

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct lane closures on Wekiva River Road at State Road (S.R) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane so crews can perform paving work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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.

 

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Section 8: S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 9, 2020

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.

 

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Section 7A: Northbound Orange Boulevard to Close for Several Weeks

January 9, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Jan. 13, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., to close northbound Orange Boulevard from Wayside Drive to State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be detoured for several weeks so that crews can install utilities. Southbound Orange Boulevard will be open after 5:30 a.m. but be shifted to the left.

 

Motorists heading for S.R. 46 will turn right on Wayside Drive then turn left on International Parkway.

 

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 building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A. Work on this stretch along S.R. 46 from Longwood-Markham Road to Orange Boulevard began April 1, 2018, and is scheduled to finish in 2022. The project is building 3.53 miles of limited access toll road largely along existing S.R. 46 and will include non-tolled service roads for local travel, slip ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets.

 

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.

 

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Section 7A: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

January 3, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Jan. 5, through Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct nightly lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between North Center Road and Lake Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for paving tie-in connections to the future westbound service road.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A. Work on this stretch along S.R. 46 from Longwood-Markham Road to Orange Boulevard began April 1, 2018, and is scheduled to finish in 2022. The project is building 3.53 miles of limited access toll road largely along existing S.R. 46 and will include non-tolled service roads for local travel, slip ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets.

 

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.

 

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required

December 19, 2019

FDOT Section 6 crews are scheduled tonight, December 19, to close State Road (S.R.) 46 east of S.R. 429 to work on the bridge at the wildlife tunnel. Traffic will be detoured via County Road 46A during the closure from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.

 

Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

December 18, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 8: Lane Closures Scheduled on International Parkway

December 18, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., to close the right lanes of International Parkway northbound and southbound near State Road (S.R.) 417 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required so crews can inspect the existing drainage system.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

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 (I-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.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Community Outreach Specialist, 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. 

 

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.

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Section 6: Lane Closures Planned on Wekiva River Road

December 17, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., to conduct lane closures on Wekiva River Road at State Road (S.R) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane so crews can perform drainage work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 6: Bridge Work Requires Lane Closures

December 3, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4,  from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., to conduct lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 at the Wekiva River as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane across the existing river bridge so crews can set support beams for the future parkway bridges.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

November 26, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 6: Lane Closures Required for Drainage Work

November 25, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. to conduct lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 from west of River Oaks Circle to west of Longwood Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for crews to install drainage.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

November 22, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, Nov. 26, and from Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 6, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

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 386-943-5593. 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

 

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Section 5: Old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane to Temporarily Close

November 15, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled to close old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Droty Spring Lane at the new C.R. 46A from Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m., through Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. The temporary closure is required so crews can rebuild the intersection.

 

Local property access will be via new C.R. 46A to State Road (S.R.) 46 to old C.R. 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane. Thru traffic will use the recently opened new C.R. 46A to access S.R. 46.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please be advised that weather or other unexpected conditions could delay or prolong work.

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 5, one of the Florida Department of Transportation’s non-tolled road projects, relocated a portion of C.R. 46A away from the Seminole State Forest. This $9.9 million project is intended to improve connectivity between wildlife habitats and reduce the risk of collisions between vehicles and wildlife. Work began on this section on June 5, 2017. The realignment of C.R. 46A opened to traffic on October 31, 2019. The remaining work is expected to finish by late 2019.

 

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.

 

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Lane Closures Planned at U.S. 441 and S.R. 46

November 15, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Sunday, Nov. 17, through Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., to conduct lane closures at the U.S. 441 and State Road (S.R.) 46 intersection in Mount Dora. The lane closures are needed to remove material overhanging traffic that was used to construct the new flyover bridge.

 

Additionally, crews on Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., will conduct lane closures on the right lane of U.S. 441 southbound. The lane closures are needed for installation of drainage pipe and so that trucks may safely enter and exit the work zone.

 

Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A and 3B, which began in October 2017. Work is scheduled to finish in summer 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.

 

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.

 

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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on South Henderson Lane

November 15, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled to conduct lane closures on South Henderson Lane at State Road (S.R.) 46 from Sunday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for crews to install drainage pipe.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

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.

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Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

November 13, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled early Thursday morning, Nov. 14, from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. 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 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.

 

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Section 8: Shoulder Closures Scheduled on I-4 Ramp from S.R. 46

November 11, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 15, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., to conduct right shoulder closures on the I-4 westbound entrance ramp from State Road (S.R.) 46. The closures will allow crews to inspect the existing storm drainage system.

 

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.

 

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