Section 7A: Road Work Requires North Orange Avenue Closure and Detour

October 29, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m., to temporarily close North Orange Avenue at State Road (S.R.) 46 and detour traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closure and detour is required for crews to install drainage and utility lines and to build the westbound service road that will parallel the parkway.


Drivers will be able to access North Orange Avenue by taking S.R. 46 to Orange Boulevard and turning onto North Road. This detour will be remain in place for about a month. 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.


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.