PROJECT NEWS

PRESS RELEASES - Section 3B Flyover Bridge Opens

 

                                                                     

Flyover Bridge at S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to Open
Expected to improve safety and access to Wekiva Parkway

 

Mount Dora, Fla. – A new flyover bridge in Mount Dora is expected to open to traffic as soon as Wednesday afternoon, September 2, 2020. Not only will this new bridge improve safety, but also improves access for drivers to Wekiva Parkway. Drivers will now have easy and quick access to State Road (S.R.) 46 when driving on southbound U.S. 441.

 

This milestone represents one of many safety and mobility improvements to the S.R. 46 corridor in Lake County. Prior to the project, motorists wanting to drive from southbound U.S. 441 to eastbound S.R. 46 had to turn left across multiple lanes of traffic at a non-signalized intersection.

 

The flyover bridge will now allow safe, continuous flow, without stopping at a traffic signal, for motorists headed to the Wekiva Parkway. Drivers headed to locations such as Sanford, Sorrento, and Mount Plymouth will need to be in the right lane before approaching S.R. 46 to exit onto the ramp to the flyover bridge. Local traffic can still make a left turn at the traffic signal.

 

Please continue to use caution in this active construction zone. Remember to always drive alert and avoid distractions while driving.

 

The Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) will connect to S.R. 417, completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Section 3A and 3B, one of the non-tolled improvement projects, includes safety and mobility enhancements such as widening both S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks, lighting, and upgraded intersections.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5593.

 

Schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen events.

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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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