FDOT Section 3 Stanley Bell Drive to Close Permanently near SR 46

October 2018


MOUNT DORA _ Crews are scheduled on October 22 to permanently close Stanley Bell Drive just north of State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).  A cul de sac will be built at the closure to allow turnarounds. Access to private properties and S.R. 46 will remain via adjacent side streets.


The permanent closure will coincide with work to widen S.R. 46 west of U.S. 441. Electronic message boards have been posted to alert drivers and flaggers will direct traffic. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.


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.


The non-tolled improvements are being made in anticipation of the heavy traffic expected to head to the parkway. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020.