PROJECT NEWS

More than 80 Attend FDOT Section 7B Pre-construction Public Meeting

July 9, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - The Florida Department of Transportation’s pre-construction public meeting for Wekiva Parkway Section 7B on July 9, 2019, drew 84 attendees. This meeting was the last of 32 public meetings for the Wekiva Parkway project.

 

Section 7B will widen State Road 46 (S.R.) to six lanes from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. The work involves 1.3 miles of improvements, including  medians, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement marking, utilities, and other roadway features. There will be a 10-foot-wide sidewalk installed along the south side of S.R. 46 as part of this project.

 

Attendees at the meeting at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, were able to view a multi-media presentation and speak directly with staff to get their questions answered and to express their concerns. Among the communities represented were: Lake Forest, Forest Glen, Capri Cove, and Wekiva River Oaks.

 

Questions and comment topics included: Landscaping, requests for “No U-Turn” signage at the median of SR 46 at North Henderson Lane, concerns about loss of right turn lanes into and out of the Publix Plaza, and drivers speeding up behind drivers trying to turn. Attendees commented that the project looked good and were appreciative that there would be minimal impacts to traffic during construction.

 

Among the officials attending were: Jean Jreij and Matt Hassan, Seminole County Public Works; William Morris and others with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office; and Dennis Miller with Seminole County Fire Rescue.

 

Public meeting exhibits, handouts and other materials are available at the links below:

 

Section 7B Map

Section 7B Typical Section

Wekiva Parkway Corridor Fact Sheet

Section 7B Fact Sheet

Public Comment Form

Wekiva Parkway Toll Flyer - English/Spanish

Section 7B Pre-construction Public Meeting - Presentation

July 10, 2019

Section 6: Nighttime S.R. 46 Traffic Stoppage Required for Crane Crossing

July 1, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Law enforcement officers are scheduled at night on Friday, July 5, and Tuesday, July 9, to intermittently stop traffic in both directions on State Road (S.R.) 46 west of the Wekiva River. The intermittent stoppages between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. will allow crews to move a large crane across the roadway for bridge work that is part of the building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

This operation also will require intermittent closures of Wekiva River Road at S.R. 46 during this timeframe. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-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, new, much higher bridges 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 County Road (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.

 

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.

 

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ASCE T&DI - Presentation

July 1, 2019

Section 3: Natoma Boulevard at U.S. Highway 441 Re-opens to Traffic

June 21, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews today, June 21, re-opened Natoma Boulevard at U.S. Highway 441. Crews have completed the work to rebuild the side street entrance as part of widening the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 in this location.

 

Access to the Summerbrooke community is once again available from Natoma Boulevard.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in October of 2017.  Work is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

For questions and concerns please contact Mary Brooks, Community Outreach Specialist, at 407-694-5505 or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

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.

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Women's Council of REALTORS North Lake County - Presentation

June 21, 2019

Section 3: Flyover Bridge Work Requires Nighttime Detour on S.R. 46

June 14, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Thursday, June 20, Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, to close State Road (S.R.) 46 at U.S. 441 at night to work on the new flyover bridge over the travel lanes. Traffic will be detoured via Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road. The work will occur at night from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

S.R. 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 at night will be open to local traffic only. Electronic message boards are in place and law enforcement officers will be on site to help direct drivers. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in October of 2017.  Work is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.

 

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.

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Public Information Open House for Wekiva Parkway Section 7B

June 4, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a pre-construction public information open house about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7B project in Seminole County to review the anticipated non-tolled road improvements.
 
The open house will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, Sanford, FL 32771. During the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the construction process for this project, view exhibits and speak with project team members.
 
The construction project limits are State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. This project involves 1.3 miles of improvements, including roadway widening, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, lighting, drainage and other roadway features. Work will include a 10-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side of S.R. 46. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2019.
 
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us
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Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary Brooks, community outreach specialist, by phone at 407-694-5505, or via email at info@wekivaparkway.com, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
 
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. Project information is also available online at www.wekivaparkway.com, and by following the project on Facebook and Twitter.
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Section 7B: Contractor Selected to Build Final Wekiva Parkway Section

May 31, 2019

Sanford, Fla.  – Marking a major project milestone, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected Masci General Contractors, Inc. to build Section 7B, the final section of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway.

 

The contractor submitted the winning bid of $17.8 million to do the work over 745 days, as part of a competitive bid process. Section 7B involves non-tolled improvements on S.R. 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street near Interstate 4 in Seminole County.

 

This section is separate from the project to the west, Section 7A, which is scheduled is to resume work next week with a new contractor. Section 7B is scheduled to begin this summer.  A pre-construction open house for Section 7B is scheduled for July 9, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, Sanford, FL 32771.

 

Work on this 1.3-mile project will include widening S.R. 46 within the existing right of way, as well as installing street lighting, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, and other roadway features. Work also will include a 10-foot sidewalk along the south side of this corridor.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Olson, FDOT Communications Manager at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us, or by telephone at (386) 943-5479. You may also contact Community Outreach Specialist Mary Brooks at info@wekivaparkway.com, or by telephone at (407) 694-5505. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves 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 largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.

 

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SEMA Construction Selected to Complete Wekiva Parkway Section 7A

May 30, 2019
Sanford, Fla. – The surety bond company has selected a new contractor to finish construction of Section 7A of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429) in Seminole County. SEMA Construction, Inc. is the general contractor selected to complete the work. Crews are scheduled to resume activities on June 3.  
 
The selection was necessary after FDOT announced in April that the previous contractor responsible for building Section 7A, Astaldi Construction Corporation, had voluntarily defaulted on four projects throughout the state, including this section of the Wekiva Parkway project.  
 
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. The completion timeframe for this segment of the parkway remains unchanged.   The Section 7A project is building 3.5 miles of limited access toll road along with non-tolled, parallel service roads for local travel, ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets. Roundabouts are planned as safety enhancements at the intersections under the parkway. Lighting is planned under the bridges and on frontage road approaches to the roundabouts.  
 
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. 
 
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.
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Section 6: Pipe Work Requires Temporary Access Changes

May 24, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29, to close part of Osprey Hammock Trail near State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane to allow crews to perform pipe work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained to Osprey Hammock Trail. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-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, new, much higher bridges 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 County Road (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.

 

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.

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Wekiva River Oaks Update - Presentation

May 17, 2019

Premier Sotheby's International Realty Update - Presentation

May 15, 2019

Wekiva Park Drive Update - Presentation

May 14, 2019

Sections 3A & 3B: April 2019 Aerial Photos

May 8, 2019

Section 6: Community Access Via Side Streets to Shift

May 2, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Tuesday, May 7, to shift traffic onto temporary entrances for Wekiva Park Drive and Osprey Hammock Trail at State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The temporary entrances to the side streets are each located east of the existing roads, and will require motorists traveling westbound on S.R. 46 to turn sooner.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-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, new, much higher bridges 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.

 

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.

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Red Tail HOA Update - Presentation

May 1, 2019

Section 6: S.R. 46 Bridge Work Requires Lane Closures

April 26, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. - Crews are scheduled at night Sunday, Apr. 28, through Tuesday, Apr. 30, to close eastbound State Road (S.R.) 46 from east of Wekiva River Road to Wekiva Park Drive. Traffic in both directions will alternate through one lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to allow crews to perform bridge work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained to River Oaks Circle . Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 6, which began construction on Oct. 17, 2017. The six-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, new, much higher bridges 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.

 

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.

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Tall Trees HOA Update - Presentation

April 20, 2019

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 info@wekivaparkway.com. Please visit www.wekivaparkway.com for project information, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

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