Section 3A & 3B: Law Enforcement Steps Up Safety Efforts on S.R. 46

April 19, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. – Speeding in work zones risks the safety of the public and work crews. So, the Mount Dora Department is conducting traffic enforcement as part of the Wekiva Parkway project on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 to enhance safety along the corridor. Police for several weeks are using radar to enforce the posted 45 mph speed limit, and will continue to do so.


Enforcement efforts began Monday, Apr. 8, to increase safety for crews in the work zone and to ensure the safety for the people who live and travel through the area. Since that time, officers have conducted 39 traffic stops and issued 12 citations. Fines for moving violations committed within work zones are often higher.


Now that National Work Zone Awareness Week ended, the Florida Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers that safe driving lasts longer than just for a week designated for safety. It’s a year-round commitment to do the right thing. Here are some important safety tips when driving near a construction project:


  • Leave early when planning to drive through a construction zone as lane closures or other construction events may be occurring.
  • Pay attention to all posted signs and message boards as they could contain critical information that could impact your travel.
  • When work is long-term, such as on the Wekiva Parkway, multiple traffic shifts could occur, so it’s important to remain vigilant about changing traffic patterns and road conditions.
  • Speed limits may be lowered while construction is ongoing, so follow posted signs instead of the speed limit advised by your navigation program.


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




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