PROJECT NEWS

Section 6: Detour Scheduled on S.R. 46

March 18, 2020

Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Mar. 18, and Thursday, Mar. 19, from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) project. The detour is required for pavement work between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

Traffic on westbound S.R. 46 will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

Traffic on eastbound S.R. 46 will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

Section 7A: Orange Boulevard Reopened

March 18, 2020

Northbound Orange Boulevard between S.R. 46 and Wayside Drive has reopened in both directions following weeks of utility and paving operations. FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones.

 

Section 7B: International Parkway Closure/Detour Scheduled

March 12, 2020

Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Mar. 18, to close International Parkway between State Road (S.R.) 46 and Wayside Drive in Sanford as part of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) project. The closure will be in place for approximately one month for drainage/utility work.

 

Detours will be via Wayside Drive and Henderson Lane. Please follow posted signs.

 

Orange Boulevard will be reopened prior to this closure.

 

Construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

For additional information, please contact the project’s community outreach team at (407) 710-5610. You may also email us at info@wekivaparkway.com.

To learn more about the Wekiva Parkway project, please visit http://www.wekivaparkway.com/

 

Section 7A: Orange Boulevard Closures Scheduled

March 12, 2020

Crews are scheduled Sunday, Mar. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Monday, Mar. 16, from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., to close southbound Orange Boulevard between State Road (S.R.) 46 and Wayside Drive in Sanford as part the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) project.

 

Northbound Orange Boulevard will also remain closed through this period, as it has been for several weeks.

 

Use International Parkway as an alternate route.

 

Northbound Orange Boulevard will also reopen to traffic on Tuesday, Mar. 17. The closures are for utility work and paving operations.

 

Construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

For additional information, please contact Nick Lulli, Community Outreach Specialist. Our dedicated hotline is (407) 710-5610. You may also email us at info@wekivaparkway.com.

To learn more about the Wekiva Parkway project, please visit http://www.wekivaparkway.com/

 

Section 3: Round Lake Road/S.R. 46 Intersection Closures This Weekend

March 12, 2020

Crews are scheduled Saturday, Mar. 14, at 7 a.m. through Monday, Mar. 16, at 6 a.m. to close the middle of the intersection of State Road (S.R.) 46 and Round Lake Road for reconstruction as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).

 

S.R. 46 traffic will be restricted from making left turns onto Round Lake Road during this time. Additionally, Round Lake Road traffic will only be able to make right turns onto S.R. 46.

 

Law enforcement will be on-site to handle traffic control. Please follow posted signs.

 

Construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

For additional information, please contact Nick Lulli, Community Outreach Specialist. Our dedicated hotline is (407) 710-5610. You may also email us at info@wekivaparkway.com.

 

Section 3: S.R. 46 Traffic to Split in Mount Dora

March 9, 2020
Crews are scheduled the nights of Tuesday, Mar. 10, and Wednesday, Mar. 11, to shift traffic on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 in Mount Dora as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429).
 
Eastbound and westbound traffic in this area will be split by a new median. Traffic will initially remain on a single thru lane in each direction until the remainder of the new lanes are opened later this year.
 
As part of the extensive safety and mobility improvements to the roadway, traffic will now need to use certain median crossovers or directional openings to make left turns. For driveways or roads that do not have their own opening, motorists will need to make a U-turn at the next available location.
 
Additional enhancements will be opened to the public as part of this traffic shift. Crews are scheduled to open new turn lanes to S.R. 46 from Round Lake Road which are expected to reduce traffic backups for motorists at this signalized intersection.
 
Other improvements planned for this project in 2020 include the opening of the additional eastbound and westbound travel lanes on S.R. 46, the completion of the flyover bridge from U.S. 441 southbound to S.R. 46 eastbound, and the opening of new sidewalks on each side of S.R. 46.
 
For additional information, please contact Nick Lulli, Community Outreach Specialist. Our dedicated hotline is (407) 710-5610. You may also email us at info@wekivaparkway.com.
 

Nighttime Pacing Operations Scheduled on Northbound S.R. 417 approaching I-4 and International Parkway

February 6, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled during the early mornings of Tuesday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 21, to slow traffic approaching the State Road (S.R.) 417 off ramps to Interstate 4 (I-4) and International Parkway as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). These slow-moving pacing operations will occur in the morning from 12:01 a.m. – 5 a.m. The pacing operations are needed to allow crews to conduct pile driving to construct bridges.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones.

 

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S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 24, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled the nights of Monday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 30, to close some of the ramps at State Road (S.R.) 417 and Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closures are needed to allow crews to build a new, temporary traffic pattern for vehicles on the northbound S.R. 417 ramp to get around due to upcoming bridge work.

 

The nighttime closures and detours will occur on Jan. 27-30 for northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., and on Jan. 29-30 for southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Northbound S.R. 417 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 westbound I-4 by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. The ramp from S.R. 417 northbound to I-4 eastbound will remain open.

 

Motorists heading westbound on I-4 or from International Parkway heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to C.R. 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.  Access from I-4 eastbound to S.R. 417 southbound will remain open.

 

S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 24, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled the nights of Sunday, Jan. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 29, to close some of the ramps at State Road (S.R.) 417 and Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The closures are needed to allow crews to build a new, temporary traffic pattern for vehicles on the northbound S.R. 417 ramp to get around due to upcoming bridge work.

 

The nighttime closures and detours will occur on Jan. 26-29 for northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., and on Jan. 28-29 for southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Northbound S.R. 417 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 westbound I-4 by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. The ramp from S.R. 417 northbound to I-4 eastbound will remain open.

 

Motorists heading westbound on I-4 or from International Parkway heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to C.R. 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.  Access from I-4 eastbound to S.R. 417 southbound will remain open.

 

Weekend Traffic Shifts Planned on S.R. 46

January 16, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Motorists and residents will see changes along the Wekiva Parkway project in Lake and Seminole counties as new traffic patterns go into effect this weekend.

 

In Seminole County, traffic will be shifted temporarily to the north side of the State Road (S.R.) 46 corridor onto the future westbound service road. This shift is scheduled Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Those needing access to The Rock Church and LaFleur Nurseries will use Glade View Drive to a section of old S.R. 46 that will remain open. A map reflecting these changes can be found here.

 

On Sunday, a traffic shift is scheduled to move drivers to one of the new bridges being built across the Wekiva River at the Lake and Seminole county line. This shift is scheduled Sunday, Jan. 19, from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Lane closures on S.R. 46 and River Oaks Circle will also be needed during this time to complete the traffic shift. Blue signs will direct residents to where they need to go. A map reflecting these changes can be found here.

 

Flaggers will also direct traffic during lane closures. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather, or other circumstances.

 

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: S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 16, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 16, to close both directions of State Road (S.R.) 417 at Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Detours will occur on northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. and on southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

The closures will allow crews to move a crane across the S.R. 417 travel lanes.

 

Northbound S.R. 417 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 westbound I-4 by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. The ramp from S.R. 417 northbound to I-4 eastbound will remain open.

 

Motorists heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to C.R. 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.

 

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: Traffic Shift to Service Road Bridge

January 14, 2020

Crews are scheduled January 18-19 to shift State Road (S.R.) 46 traffic onto the new service road bridge over the Wekiva River as part of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) construction project. This traffic shift will also change the access points to several communities along the corridor. These changes will remain in place for months while crews remove the existing S.R. 46 bridge and build the remaining parkway bridges.

Below are access changes for each community:

 

Access to Wekiva Pines/Bear Pond Drive

 

Access to Wekiva River Road

 

Access to Wekiva Park Drive

 

Access to Wekiva River Oaks

 

Access to Estates at Wekiva Park

 

Section 6 Shift Map

 

Section 7A Shift Map

Section 6: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on Wekiva River Road

January 13, 2020

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct lane closures on Wekiva River Road at State Road (S.R) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane so crews can perform paving work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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.

 

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: S.R. 417 Nighttime Detours Scheduled at I-4 and International Parkway

January 9, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Jan. 12, through Wednesday, Jan. 15, to close both directions of State Road (S.R.) 417 at Interstate 4 (I-4) as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Detours will occur nightly on northbound S.R. 417 from 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. and on southbound S.R. 417 from 7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

The closures will allow crews to shift traffic to accommodate barrier wall required to continue bridge work at the interchange and to move a crane across the S.R. 417 travel lanes.

 

Northbound S.R. 417 traffic heading to International Parkway will exit at Rinehart Road and follow the detour to S.R. 46 or C.R. 46A.  Traffic will be able to access westbound I-4 by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. The ramp from S.R. 417 northbound to I-4 eastbound will remain open.

 

Motorists heading to southbound S.R. 417 will follow the detour to County Road (C.R.) 46A or S.R. 46 and use the Rinehart Road entrance ramps to southbound S.R. 417.

 

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: Northbound Orange Boulevard to Close for Several Weeks

January 9, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Jan. 13, between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., to close northbound Orange Boulevard from Wayside Drive to State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be detoured for several weeks so that crews can install utilities. Southbound Orange Boulevard will be open after 5:30 a.m. but be shifted to the left.

 

Motorists heading for S.R. 46 will turn right on Wayside Drive then turn left on International Parkway.

 

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 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. The project is building 3.53 miles of limited access toll road largely along existing S.R. 46 and will include non-tolled service roads for local travel, slip ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets.

 

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: Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on S.R. 46

January 3, 2020

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Sunday, Jan. 5, through Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m., to conduct nightly lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between North Center Road and Lake Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required for paving tie-in connections to the future westbound service road.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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 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. The project is building 3.53 miles of limited access toll road largely along existing S.R. 46 and will include non-tolled service roads for local travel, slip ramps to enter and exit the Wekiva Parkway, and several bridges over side streets.

 

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: Nighttime Detour Required

December 19, 2019

FDOT Section 6 crews are scheduled tonight, December 19, to close State Road (S.R.) 46 east of S.R. 429 to work on the bridge at the wildlife tunnel. Traffic will be detoured via County Road 46A during the closure from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.

 

Section 6: Nighttime Detour Required for Pavement Repairs

December 18, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. to detour traffic off State Road (S.R.) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The detour is required for crews to conduct pavement repairs between S.R. 429 and Old McDonald Road.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 westbound will turn right onto old County Road (C.R.) 46A/Sleepy Bear Lane, turn left onto the new C.R. 46A, and then turn right onto S.R. 46/Sorrento Avenue.

 

Traffic on S.R. 46 eastbound will turn left onto new C.R. 46A, turn right onto old C.R. 46A/Droty Spring Lane, and then turn left onto S.R. 46.

 

Local access to properties will be maintained. Emergency vehicle traffic will also be maintained.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Off-duty law enforcement will direct traffic. 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 8: Lane Closures Scheduled on International Parkway

December 18, 2019

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., to close the right lanes of International Parkway northbound and southbound near State Road (S.R.) 417 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). The lane closures are required so crews can inspect the existing drainage system.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

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 (I-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.

 

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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Section 6: Lane Closures Planned on Wekiva River Road

December 17, 2019

Sorrento, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., to conduct lane closures on Wekiva River Road at State Road (S.R) 46 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will be flagged through one lane so crews can perform drainage work.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic. 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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