FDOT Section 6 Clearing Crews Begin Debris Burning

October 26, 2017

SORRENTO _ Community members are advised that crews building Wekiva Parkway Section 6 are set to begin controlled burning of cleared material on Monday, October 30, and will continue this activity through November 19. The controlled burning will take place approximately a half mile west of the Wekiva River on the south side of State Road (S.R.) 46.


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 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.