PROJECT NEWS

CFX Wekiva Parkway Section 2 Grand Opening - Grand Opening Running Wild 5K Packet Pickup

March 2018

If you've signed up for the CFX Section 2 Grand Opening Running Wild 5K, we'll be holding a pre-event packet pickup on March 28 and 29 as noted below  Still haven't registered? You can do so here: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Apopka/WekivaParkway5K

 

Northbound State Road 429 To Close At Connector Road For Paving As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

March 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled on Wednesday, March 7, to close northbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) at Connector Road from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Connector Road to Plymouth Sorrento Road to get to Kelly Park Road.

 

This will allow crews to pave and stripe the transition to the new Wekiva Parkway sections about to open at Kelly Park Road on March 31. An additional single lane closure may be needed once northbound SR 429 is reopened in the afternoon to complete the work.

 

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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. A celebration in anticipation of the grand opening is scheduled on March 31, 2018.

 

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.

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CR 435 and SR 429 Road Closures, Detour Set For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

March 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night on Monday, March 5, through Friday morning, March 9, to close County Road 435 at State Road 429. The closures also will include the southbound ramp of SR 429 starting at SR 46. Closures and detours are scheduled nightly from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. to allow crews to finish the bridge deck as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).

 

 

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.

 

Officers will be present 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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction August 1, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2A. This section is located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road). Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 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. 

Limited Sponsorships Available for CFX Section 2 Grand Opening

February 2018

APOPKA _ Interested in being a sponsor for the CFX Section 2 Grand Opening Celebration on March 31? Here are the sponsor details and how to apply.

 

Sponsors receive the following benefits for the CFX Wekiva Parkway Section 2 Grand Opening Celebration featuring a 5K race and Family Fun Run/Walk on March 31, 2018:

 

  • A 10’ x 10’ space for your company / organization display, advertising, and materials (tent, tables, chairs and electric are not provided). Booths must be set up by 7:00 a.m. and staffed to 10:00 a.m. on March 31.  

 

  • Social Media Presence: Thank you ad on Facebook & Twitter, listing company as participating sponsor

 

  • Sponsor parking pass

 

Additional Sponsor Benefits:

 

$500.00 Sponsors: Logo on race T-shirts

  • Sponsorship level limited to 25 due to space on shirts

 

OR

 

$250 Sponsors: Logo on Event Banner

  • Sponsorship level limited to 15 due to banner size (30” x 114”)
  • Banner will be placed behind podium for media event.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDRAISER: Sponsor proceeds will go to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Race nonprofit corporation (state registration no. CH19141) in keeping with the project’s wildlife and natural resource protections. The organization seeks to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor strives to accelerate the rate of conservation in Florida by 10% annually to protect 300,000 acres within the Corridor by the end of 2020. For more information, visit www.floridawildlifecorridor.org

 

SPONSOR PAYMENT: Sponsorships must be paid by donating the appropriate amount on the race registration page at the following link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Apopka/WekivaParkway5K . Click on the orange “Donate” button in the header to process donation. CFX or event staff cannot process payments.

 

Once we receive this completed form and the automatically generated confirmation of your donation, we will contact you for further event coordination.

 

++Sponsor Deadline: Completed sponsor forms and donations must be received by March 9 due to promotional production schedules.

 

To download the sponsor application, click here.

FDOT Section 7A Pre-construction Public Meeting Draws 184 People

February 2018

SANFORD _ The Florida Department of Transportation's Wekiva Parkway Section 7A pre-construction public meeting on Feb. 22 drew 184 people. This project involves building the elevated parkway along the State Road (S.R.) 46 corridor from near Longwood-Markham Road to Orange Boulevard, as well as parallel, non-tolled service roads for local trips.

 

Attendees at the meeting at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane in Sanford, submitted eight comment forms and 10 public involvement performance surveys. Comment topics included how to access the parkway, fencing, landscaping, concerns about road closures, noise and lane transitions at State Road (S.R.) 46 and International Parkway.

 

Among the officials attending were Jean Jreij and Matt Hassan of Seminole County Public Works, Tony Matthews of Seminole County Planning, and a number of Seminole County Fire and Rescue personnel.

 

Section 7A is scheduled to begin construction in April - May, and finish in spring-summer of 2022.

CFX Section 2C to Close SR 46 for Striping, Traffic Detour

February 2018

(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night on Sunday, February 11, to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road. The closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. for striping the roadway as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 to get back to SR 46. A portion of SR 46 between CR 437 and Swan Road will be open to local traffic only.

 

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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction May 2, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2C. This $49.48 million section stretches from the Lake County-Orange County line to a planned loop interchange at SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. This section is slated to open to traffic in April of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 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. 

FDOT Section 7A Pre-construction Public Meeting Feb. 22

February 2018

Seminole County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a pre-construction public information meeting about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7A Project in Seminole County. The public meeting is being held to review the construction plans and schedule.  

 

This project is funded for construction. This project will construct 3.5 miles of limited access toll road along the existing State Road (S.R.) 46 corridor from a half mile east of Wekiva Park Drive to Orange Boulevard. The project also includes parallel, non-tolled, one-lane frontage roads for local travel. Roundabouts are planned as safety enhancements at the intersections under the parkway. Lighting is planned under the bridges and on frontage road approaches to the roundabouts. Work is scheduled to begin in February – March of 2018.

 

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, at its new location at 121 N. Henderson Lane in Sanford. The meeting is an informal open house where plans are available for review and project staff is available to address questions.

 

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact: Ms. Mary Brooks, Quest Corporation of America, by writing to her at 2431 Aloma Avenue, Suite 231, Winter Park, FL 32792, by calling 407-694-5505 or contacting her via email at info@wekivaparkway.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (Voice).

 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Olson, FDOT Public Information Manager at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us, or by telephone at 386-943-5479. You may also contact Public Information Officer Mary Brooks at info@wekivaparkway.com, or by telephone at 407-694-5505. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter. 

SR 46 Road Closure & Detour For Nightly Bridge Work Scheduled As Part of Wekiva Parkway Construction

February 2018

(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road from Wednesday, February 7 to Friday, February 9. The closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. for painting and other bridge work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 to get back to SR 46. A portion of SR 46 between CR 437 and Swan Road will be open to local traffic only.

 

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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction May 2, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2C. This $49.48 million section stretches from the Lake County-Orange County line to a planned loop interchange at SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. This section is slated to open to traffic in April of 2018.

FDOT Section 7B Design Update Public Meeting Draws 120 People

February 2018

SANFORD _ The Wekiva Parkway Section 7B Design Update public workshop on January 30, 2018, was attended by  120 people in Seminole County. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held the meeting to review the latest design for these non-tolled road improvements.  

 

This project is funded for construction to begin in summer of 2019. The project limits are State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. This design project involves 1.31 miles of improvements, including roadway widening, safety medians, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features.

 

The meeting was held at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, at its new location at 121 N. Henderson Lane in Sanford. In addition to Seminole County Public Works and Fire and Rescue officials, attendees included residents from neighborhoods including Terracina, Lake Forest, Astor Farms, Capri Cove and Terra Bella. Attendees were able to view exhibits and an audiovisual presentation, and to ask questions of project staff. A number of comments were submitted, dealing with right turn lanes, landscaping, signal timings and requests for fencing.

 

Design on this project is expected to finish in late 2018.

 

Section 7B Overview

 

FDOT Hosts Section 7B Design Update Public Meeting

January 2018

Seminole County – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting about the Wekiva Parkway Section 7B Design Project in Seminole County. The public meeting is being held to review the latest design for these non-tolled road improvements.  

This project is funded for construction. The project limits are State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street. This design project involves 1.31 miles of improvements, including roadway widening, safety medians, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features.

 

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, at its new location at 121 N. Henderson Lane in Sanford. The meeting is an informal open house where plans are available for review and project staff is available to address questions.

Persons who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact: Ms. Mary Brooks, Quest Corporation of America, by writing to her at 2431 Aloma Avenue, Suite 231, Winter Park, FL 32792, by calling 407-694-5505 or contacting her via email at info@wekivaparkway.com at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (Voice).

 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Olson, FDOT Public Information Manager at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us, or by telephone at 386-943-5479. You may also contact Public Information Officer Mary Brooks at info@wekivaparkway.com, or by telephone at 407-694-5505. For more information visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter. 

Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

January, 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Thursday night, January 18, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. Friday, January 19, for bridge work.

 

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. 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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. A celebration in anticipation of the grand opening is scheduled  on March 31, 2018.

 

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.

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Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

January 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Sunday night, January 21, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. Monday, January 22, for bridge work.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. 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.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. A celebration in anticipation of the grand opening is scheduled  on March 31, 2018.

 

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. 

Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

January 2018

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Thursday night, January 11 to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. Friday, January 12 for bridge work.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. 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.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. This section is scheduled to open to traffic on March 31, 2018.

 

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.

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DETAILS COMING TOGETHER FOR SECTION 2 OPENING

January 2018

APOPKA _ Planning is underway for the grand opening of the Central Florida Expressway Authority's Section 2 of the Wekiva Parkway. The 5-mile stretch – including the parkway extension from Kelly Park Road to State Road 46 – is scheduled to open to traffic on March 31, 2018.

 

Event activities will include a 5K race, exhibits, community booths, music and more. To register for the 5K race, click here:
https://runsignup.com/Wekivaparkway5k

 

More details to come soon. Check back here periodically for event updates.

Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled early Thursday, December 21, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. for bridge work.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. 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.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

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.

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Pile Driving Scheduled To Begin For Wekiva River Bridges As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

SORRENTO, FL Crews building six miles of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429) that includes the Wekiva River crossing are scheduled to begin driving bridge piles beginning Friday, December 15.  The pile driving will last for a number of months.

 

While steps will be taken to minimize the impact of construction to the surrounding community, nearby residents can expect some level of noise and other impacts throughout the course of this work. 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.

 

Wekiva Parkway Section 6 construction began October 17, 2017, on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, three 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

 

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CR 435 and SR 429 Road Closures, Detour Set For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night on Monday, December 18, through Saturday December 23 to close County Road 435 at State Road 429. The closures also will include the southbound ramp of SR 429 starting at SR 46. Closures and detours are scheduled from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. daily to allow crews to finish the bridge deck as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).

 

 

During the closure, through traffic will be detoured to SR 46, Plymouth Sorrento Road and Haas Road. Local access to CR 435 north of SR 429 will remain available. Access to northbound SR 429 will remain open during this operation.

 

Officers will be present 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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction August 1, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2A. This section is located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road). Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 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. 

Ondich Road Closure & Detour Scheduled For Bridge Work As Part Of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Monday night, December 4 to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour will take place from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. for bridge work.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. 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.

 

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.

 

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.

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SR 46 Road Closure & Detour For Nightly Bridge Work Schedules As Part of Wekiva Parkway Construction

December 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road from Sunday, December 3 to Sunday, December 17. The closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. for painting and other bridge work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 to get back to SR 46. A portion of SR 46 between CR 437 and Swan Road will be open to local traffic only.

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.

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction May 2, 2016, on Wekiva Parkway Section 2C. This $49.48 million section stretches from the Lake County-Orange County line to a planned loop interchange at SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. This section is slated to open to traffic in spring of 2018.

 

This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $271 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.

 

 

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Construction Crews To Burn Debris On Wekiva Parkway Section 6

November 2017

 

SORRENTO, FL Community members are advised that crews building Wekiva Parkway Section 6 are set to begin controlled burning of cleared material on Tuesday, November 28. This activity will continue for the next several weeks, including on weekends. The controlled burning will take place just east of Old McDonald Road on the south side of State Road (S.R.) 46.

 

The confined, on-site burns are being conducted in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The construction team working for the Florida Department of Transportation – District Five will perform the burn under a licensed subcontractor using the proper equipment to control the burn.

 

Section 6 construction began October 17 on the 6 miles of largely elevated expressway 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, a new, much higher bridge 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, as well as drainage, lighting at bridges over cross streets, utilities and other roadway features. Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

More Project Information:

 

The $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete the beltway around Central Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are working jointly to build the planned 25-mile toll road. The parkway will provide travel alternatives, and relieve U.S. 441, S.R. 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion.

 

Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Authorized by the 2004 Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act, parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land. The parkway will include wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.