PROJECT NEWS

Section 8: Northbound S.R. 417 Nighttime Closure Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

October 18, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Oct. 20 through Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to close northbound State Road (S.R.) 417 access to International Parkway and Interstate 4 (I-4) westbound and detour traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). S.R. 417 northbound traffic will continue to have access to I-4 eastbound.

 

The closure will allow crews to install temporary drainage, striping, and barrier wall in preparation for ramp bridge construction at the interchange.

 

S.R. 417 northbound traffic heading to International Parkway will exit at Rinehart Road and follow the detour to S.R. 46 or County Road (C.R.) 46A.  Traffic will be able to access I-4 westbound by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A.

 

S.R. 417 southbound access from International Parkway will remain available.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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 3: Drainage Work, Trucking Requires Lane Closures on U.S. 441

October 17, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., to close the right lane of U.S. 441 southbound near State Road (S.R.) 46. The lane closures are needed to install drainage pipe and to allow large trucks to safely leave the work zone.

 

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 summer 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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Lake-Sumter MPO TAC/CAC - Presentation

October 14, 2019

Section 7B: Lane Closures Planned on Lake Forest Boulevard

October 11, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Oct. 14, through Friday, Oct. 18, and from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m., to conduct intermittent right lane closures on southbound Lake Forest Boulevard at State Road (S.R.) 46. Traffic exiting the Lake Forest community will use the left lane for all turn movements when crews are actively performing force main work near the neighborhood entrance.

 

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 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

October 11, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 18, and from Sunday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 25, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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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Section 6 New Traffic Pattern Soon: S.R. 46 Traffic Shifts onto Temporary Lanes and Wildlife Bridge

October 9, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8 p.m. – 6:30 a.m., to shift State Road (S.R.) 46 traffic onto temporary lanes and a new wildlife crossing bridge from County Road (C.R.) 46A to just west of Wekiva Pines Boulevard as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The traffic shift includes relocating the traffic signal to the new intersection of S.R. 46 and C.R. 46A.

 

The traffic pattern changes will remain in place for months. The change will allow crews to remove existing S.R. 46 and to continue building the parkway and remaining wildlife bridges in this area.

 

The changes also will provide a new access road for properties along the south side of the S.R. 46 corridor. Those properties will now share a single access point to get to S.R. 46.

 

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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Section 5: Traffic Pattern Changes for Red Tail Boulevard at C.R. 46A

October 3, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Traffic entering and exiting the Red Tail community will follow a new pattern beginning Friday night, Oct. 4, as crews work to finish the permanent intersection of County Road (C.R.) 46A and Red Tail Boulevard. Traffic entering and exiting Red Tail will use the new connection to the recently realigned C.R. 46A. This traffic shift is necessary so that crews can remove and replace pavement to a new elevation.

 

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

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 5, one of the Florida Department of Transportation’s non-tolled road projects, on June 5, 2017 began relocating part of C.R. 46A out of the Seminole State Forest. This $9.9 million project is intended to improve connectivity between wildlife habitats and reduce the risk of collisions between vehicles and wildlife.

 

The project realigns C.R. 46A for 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to S.R. 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work has included building a multi-use trail along the S.R. 46 portion of the project, and a new signalized, T-intersection at C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. Work is expected to finish by late 2019.

 

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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South Seminole Rotary Club - Presentation

October 2, 2019

Section 7A: Large Dump Truck Convoys Require Intermittent Nighttime Lane Closures

September 29, 2019

 

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Monday, Sept. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., to conduct intermittent lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Bella Foresta Place and Lake Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will alternate intermittently through one lane for convoys of large dump trucks to cross the road for pond and embankment earthwork.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. 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.

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Section 7B: Lane Closures Planned on Lake Forest Boulevard

September 27, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 4, and from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11, beginning at 7 a.m., to conduct intermittent right lane closures on southbound Lake Forest Boulevard at State Road (S.R.) 46. Traffic exiting the Lake Forest community will use the left lane for all turn movements when crews are actively performing force main work near the neighborhood entrance.

 

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 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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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Section 7B: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

September 27, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night from Sunday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 4, and from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 11, to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Orange Boulevard and Wayside Drive/Oregon Street. A single lane in each direction will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. for crews to perform pipe work.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Business access will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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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Section 8: Nighttime Shoulder Closures Scheduled on S.R. 417 Ramp at International Parkway

September 24, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., to conduct shoulder closures on the State Road (S.R.) 417 southbound ramp from International Parkway. The closures will allow crews to unload barrier wall for future use.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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 3A & 3B: U.S. 441 Traffic Shifts onto New Lanes Tonight

September 23, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled tonight, Sept. 23, to shift U.S. 441 traffic in both directions onto the newly constructed northbound lanes in the area of State Road (S.R.) 46. The traffic shift, scheduled from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., will include relocating the signalized intersection at SR 46/US 441, to the west, below the flyover ramp bridge. 

 

Traffic will remain in this configuration for months. S.R. 46 westbound motorists traveling to northbound U.S. 441 will use a ramp regulated by a yield sign, and, when safe to do so, will merge immediately into the through lanes. There will not be an acceleration lane for this ramp. 

 

The U.S. 441 southbound travel lanes will shift across the median area into this new configuration from just south of Lincoln Avenue to the railroad trestle south of S.R. 46.

 

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 summer 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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Section 8: Nighttime Shoulder Closures Scheduled on S.R. 417 Ramp at International Parkway

September 23, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night Monday, Sept. 23, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., to conduct shoulder closures on the State Road (S.R.) 417 southbound ramp from International Parkway. The closures will allow crews to unload barrier wall for future use.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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 7A: Large Dump Truck Convoys Require Intermittent Nighttime Lane Closures

September 22, 2019

Sanford, Fla. - Crews are scheduled Monday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., to conduct intermittent lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Bella Foresta Place and Lake Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will alternate intermittently through one lane for convoys of large dump trucks to cross the road for pond and embankment earthwork.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. 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.

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Section 8: Nighttime Shoulder Closures Scheduled on S.R. 417 Ramp at International Parkway

September 18, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., to conduct shoulder closures on the State Road (S.R.) 417 southbound ramp from International Parkway. The closures will allow crews to unload barrier wall for future use.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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 3A & 3B: Striping Requires Nighttime Lane Closures on S.R. 46 and U.S. 441

September 17, 2019

Mount Dora, Fla. - Crews are scheduled at night on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct single lane closures at the State Road (S.R.) 46 and U.S. 441 intersection in Mount Dora. The lane closures are required so crews can perform striping work to prepare for the future U.S. 441 traffic shift onto new lanes.

 

Electronic message boards are in place. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B, which began in fall2017 and is scheduled to finish in summer 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.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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 8: Nighttime Shoulder Closures Scheduled on S.R. 417 Ramp at International Parkway

September 13, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night Sunday, Sept. 15, through Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., to conduct shoulder closures on the State Road (S.R.) 417 southbound ramp from International Parkway. The closures will allow crews to unload barrier wall for future use.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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 8: Nighttime Shoulder Closure Scheduled on S.R. 417 Ramp at International Parkway

September 12, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled at night on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., to conduct shoulder closures on the State Road (S.R.) 417 southbound ramp from International Parkway. The closures will allow crews to unload barrier wall for future use.

 

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

 

The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.

 

Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 2022.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation 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: S.R. 46 Striping Requires Single Lane Closures

September 10, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – On Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., crews are scheduled to conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 from River Oaks Circle to Wekiva Park Drive as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic in both directions will be flagged through one lane so crews can conduct striping.

 

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 County Road (C.R.) 46A and S.R. 46 to maintain private property access. Work is scheduled to finish in 2021. 

 

For more information about the project can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates. 

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for 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.

 

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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