PROJECT NEWS

CFX Section 1B: Lane Closures on Kelly Park & Plymouth Sorrento Roads

April 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – On Monday night, April 17, crews will alternate traffic through one lane on Kelly Park Road between Round Lake Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). This will allow crews to work on the signal mast arms from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.
 
On Tuesday, April 18, flaggers will alternate traffic through one lane on Kelly Park Road near Plymouth Sorrento Road to repair asphalt pavement from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. After they finish the work, crews will then shift asphalt repairs onto Plymouth Sorrento Road near the same intersection.

 

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 $46.6 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section is scheduled to open to traffic this summer.
 
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.

CFX Section 2B: Plymouth Sorrento Road Nightly Closure/Detour

April 2017
(APOPKA, FL) – Nighttime road closures are scheduled tonight, April 11 and Thursday, April 13 on Plymouth Sorrento Road just north of Haas-Ondich Road. Crews will be setting bridge beams from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via State Road 46, Round Lake Road and Kelly Park 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 $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.  

 

 

CFX Section 2C: Coronado Nighttime Concrete Pour

April 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) - Crews are scheduled  tonight, April 6, and Friday morning, April 7, to pour concrete for the southbound bridge deck on Coronado-Somerset Drive. The work scheduled from midnight – 8 a.m.  is part of building Section 2C of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Residents may expect some noise from crews and equipment during the concrete pour. Access to Coronado Somerset Drive will remain open during this operation. 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.

 

CFX Section 1A: Connector Road Closure Scheduled for Nightly Bridgework

April 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 the nights of Wednesday, April 5, Thursday, April 6 and Monday, April 10. The closures scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to do overhead bridge work and remove temporary barrier wall as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429 during this operation. This work will require closing the SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road at night. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.

Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.

 

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. This section is scheduled to open to traffic this summer.

 

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.

 

CFX Section 2B: Road Closure and Detour Scheduled for Plymouth Sorrento Road

April 2017
 
(APOPKA, FL) – Nighttime road closures are scheduled Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6 on Plymouth Sorrento Road just north of Haas-Ondich Road. Crews will be setting bridge beams from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

The closure and detour also will take place on Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13 for bridge beam setting.



During the closure, traffic will be detoured via State Road 46, Round Lake Road and Kelly Park Road. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drives. 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.

 

FDOT Section 6: Design-Build Team Selected to Build Wekiva Parkway

March 2017

 

 

March 30, 2017

Steve Olson, (386) 943-5479

Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us


Design-Build Team Selected to Build Wekiva Parkway Section 6

Longest Section Includes Key Environmental Protections & Wekiva River Crossing


 

Lake and Seminole County – The Wekiva Parkway stretch featuring extensive wildlife protections that will pass between state parks and across the Wekiva River has taken an important step towards construction. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected the design-build team led by Superior Construction  to build Section 6 of the parkway through parts of Lake and Seminole counties.

The team submitted the winning bid of $234.5 million as part of a competitive bid process. Section 6 involves 6 miles of limited access toll road that will be largely elevated along the existing State Road (S.R.) 46 corridor from the State Road 429 interchange, east of Camp Challenge Road, to near Longwood-Markham Road in Sanford.  The project includes a parallel, non-tolled, service road for local travel, and a new, much higher bridge crossing with enhanced aesthetics over the Wekiva River. A multi-use trail along the service road is expected to enhance access to the adjacent state conservation lands.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2017. The design-build team must adhere to strict requirements to protect the river, which is designated an Outstanding Florida Water and a National Wild and Scenic River.

Three bridges will be built over the river for the eastbound and westbound parkway lanes, and for the non-tolled service road. Along with the river bridge, three other wildlife bridge locations will allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve and Lower Wekiva River Preserve. The wildlife bridges will total nearly 23,000 feet in length, providing nearly 100 times the safe passageway for animals as the current two wildlife tunnels under S.R. 46 in this area. This section also will feature wildlife fencing to discourage animals from entering the roadway.

 

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.                                            

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CFX Section 2B: Road Closure and Detour Scheduled for Ondich Road

March 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled this weekend to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road for overhead bridge work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The scheduled closure and detour starts at 7 a.m. Friday, March 31 and runs through, Sunday, April 2, until the work is complete.


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.

 

More Than 180 Attend FDOT Section 8 Design Public Information Meeting

March 2017

SANFORD - The Florida Department of Transportation’s Wekiva Parkway Section 8 design public information meeting on March 21, 2017 was attended by 181 people. The open house was held at the Lakeside United Methodist Church in Sanford to review the latest preliminary design for the section that connects to I-4 and State Road 417, completing the beltway.

 

Among the  officials in attendance were Jean Jreij, Seminole County Public Works Director; Tony Nelson, also of Seminole County; and Hugh Harling of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

 

Attendees had questions and comments about noise, proximity, access, property values, possible damage to property from pile driving, speeding / speed limits, and height of parkway at various locations. Most everyone said they saw the need for the project, with some very anxious for it to be completed.

 

Five people submitted comment forms and five others turned in public information performance evaluation surveys, with largely positive reviews. Documents and exhibits from the public meeting can be found at the following link:

 

http://www.wekivaparkway.com/pnews.php?d=7&p=1

FDOT Section 8: Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, March 21

March 2017

CFX Section 2C: Nighttime Lane Closure Scheduled for SR 46

March 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) - Crews building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) are scheduled tonight, March 15, to close the westbound lane on State Road 46 just east of Round Lake Road. The closure is scheduled from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

 

The contractor, GLF Construction Corporation, will be installing temporary barrier wall along the westbound lane. During the lane closure, flaggers will alternate traffic in both directions through one lane. 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 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 $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. 

CFX Section 2C: Nighttime Traffic Shift Scheduled for SR 46

March 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) - Crews building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday nights, March 8 and 9, to shift traffic on State Road 46 just east of Round Lake Road. Work, including placing barrier wall, is scheduled from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.

 

On Wednesday night, traffic will move toward the south side of SR 46. This will allow crews to work on the north side of the roadway.

 

During the shift and barrier wall work, flaggers will alternate traffic in both directions through one lane. 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 $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. 

FDOT Sections 3A/3B - RK&K Selected to Oversee Construction

March 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected RK&K, also known as Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, to oversee the construction of Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B in Mount Dora. The construction engineering and inspection firm will make sure the project is built according to plans, and stays on time and on budget.

 

Sections 3A & 3B involve non-tolled road improvements stretching along State Road 46 from just west of U.S. 441 to east of Round Lake Road. Construction is expected to begin in the late summer – fall of 2017.

FDOT Section 5 - Apparent Low Bidder Determined

February 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation has received and opened bids from contractors hoping to build Wekiva Parkway Section 5. Halifax Paving is the apparent low bidder on the non-tolled segment. The firm submitted a cost of $9.88 million to realign County Road 46A out of the Seminole State Forest to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. Work is scheduled to begin this summer.

CFX Section 1A: Intermittent Lane Closures Scheduled for Connector Road

February 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 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 between 8 -9 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.

CFX Section 1A: Lane Closures Scheduled for Connector Road

February 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – On Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday February 15, 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.

CFX Section 1B: Kelly Park Road Detour Scheduled for Bridge Painting

February 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – On Thursday, February 9, crews will close Kelly Park Road between Round Lake Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. will allow crews to finish painting bridge beams over Kelly Park Road.

Traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Ponkan Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road during the closure. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers.
 

Electronic message boards will be 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’s $46.6 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from Ponkan Road to a planned interchange at Kelly Park Road. Work began August 3, 2015, and is scheduled to finish in the 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. 

 

CFX Section 1A: Intermittent Lane Closures Scheduled for Connector Road

February 2017

(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.
 

FDOT Section 4: Lane Closure Scheduled for Wekiva Parkway

January 2017

Lake County – On Monday, Jan. 23, crews will close the northbound outside lane on the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) from half a mile north of the Orange County/Lake County line to about a mile south of State Road (S.R.) 46. The lane closure, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., will allow crews to perform fiberoptic work on an ongoing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project.

 

Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area for their safety and that of the work crews.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) opened Section 4 of the Wekiva Parkway on Jan. 20, 2016. It includes 3.14 miles of limited access toll road from County Road 435/Mount Plymouth Road, north across the Lake County Line/Orange County line, northeast to west of Old McDonald Road and ending in an interchange at S.R. 46.

 

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 about the Wekiva Parkway, visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter. 

CFX Section 1B: Detour Scheduled for Kelly Park Road

January 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled today through Wednesday, January 18, to close Kelly Park Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closures from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. will allow crews to finish painting bridge beams over Kelly Park Road.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Ponkan 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.

 

This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $46.6 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from Ponkan Road to a planned interchange at Kelly Park Road. Work began August 3, 2015. 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. 

 

CFX Section 1B: Kelly Park Road Detour Scheduled for Bridge Painting

January 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled today through Friday, January 13, to close Kelly Park Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. will allow crews to paint bridge beams over Kelly Park Road.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Ponkan 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.

 

This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $46.6 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from Ponkan Road to a planned interchange at Kelly Park Road. Work began August 3, 2015. 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.