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.