(APOPKA, FL) - Crews are scheduled Tuesday, April 18 – Thursday, April 20 to close one lane of traffic on Ponkan Road just west of Plymouth Sorrento Road. This will allow crews to paint bridge beams from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429)
During the lane closure, traffic will alternate between one lane. Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.
This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section is scheduled to open to traffic this summer.
This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.