ALERTS

S.R. 46 Lane Closures Scheduled

March 13, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on March 18-21 to close eastbound State Road (S.R.) 46 from the Wekiva River to River Oaks Circle as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set beams on the new service road bridge.

 

Additionally, the right turn lane from eastbound S.R. 46 to River Oaks Circle will be closed. Flaggers will direct traffic in and out of the Wekiva River Oaks community. Motorists may experience a slight delay during this operation.

 

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

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on October 17, 2017. The 6-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 2021. 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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