(APOPKA, FL) – From Wednesday-Friday, February 8-10, crews will intermittently close one northbound, left turn lane on State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) at Connector Road. Also crews will intermittently close one westbound lane on Connector Road near US 441. The lane closures, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will allow crews to conduct overhead bridge work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway.
Flaggers will direct traffic and 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. Work on this section began in June 2015 and is scheduled to finish in late spring of 2017.
This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 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.