PROJECT NEWS

CFX Section 1A Crews Close SR 429 at Night, Detour Traffic

June 2017

 

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night to close northbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441 Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30. The closures scheduled from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. will allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).



SR 429 northbound traffic will be detoured onto SR 414 and then onto SR 451 to get to US 441.
 
The SR 414 westbound exit to SR 429 northbound also will be closed during the above dates and times. SR 414 westbound traffic trying to get to SR 429 northbound must exit at SR 451 to get to US 441. SR 414 westbound to SR 429 southbound will remain open during this detour.
 
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 1A Re-opening Yothers Road on June 30

June 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are set to re-open Yothers Road on Friday, June 30 at noon, to all traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The road has been closed, and a detour in place, to allow crews to build a new Yothers Road bridge over the parkway.
 
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, which began in June of 2015, 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 finished, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. 

CFX Section 1A Closing SB SR 429 On Ramp at WB Connector Rd

June 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled tonight and Wednesday night, June 20 & 21, to close the westbound Connector Road on ramp to southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closure scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to install bridge wall panels as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

The northbound SR 429 exit ramps 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.

CFX Section 2C SR 46 Closure, Detour & Traffic Shift

June 2017

APOPKA _ Crews are scheduled at night to close State Road 46 east of Round Lake Road on Wednesday, June 21 as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Traffic will be detoured around the closure from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. to allow crews to relocate barrier wall and stripe the roadway.

 

On Thursday night, June 22, crews will shift traffic onto the newly built lanes on the north side of SR 46.  This operation is scheduled to occur from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. a This will allow crews to work on the south side of the roadway.

 

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

June 2017

APOPKA _ Crews are scheduled at night to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 on Monday, June 12. The closure scheduled from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to do overhead bridge work and install underdeck lighting 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.

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

June 2017

APOPKA _ Section 1A crews are scheduled Sat., June 3 to close the Connector Road to through traffic at SR 429 near US 441. Two of the three SR 429 southbound lanes in this area also will be closed. The closures scheduled from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. will allow crews to do bridge work over US 441.

 

No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429. The SR 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road will be closed. 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. One southbound SR 429 lane from the Connector Road will be open during this operation. Minor delays are possible.

 

CFX Section 2C SR 46 Nighttime Road Closure & Detour

June 2017

Crews are scheduled to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road the nights of Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 16. The nightly closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. to allow crews to install the bridge deck overhang over SR 46 as part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) project.

 

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 (Plymouth Sorrento Road) 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.

 

CFX Section 1A Closing SR 429 Northbound Nightly, Detours to SR 414

June 2017

APOPKA – Crews are scheduled at night to close northbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441 Sunday, June 4 – Friday, June 9. The closures scheduled from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. will allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

SR 429 northbound traffic will be detoured onto SR 414 and then onto SR 451 to get to US 441.

 

The SR 414 westbound exit to SR 429 northbound also will be closed during the above dates and times. SR 414 westbound traffic trying to get to SR 429 northbound must exit at SR 451 to get to US 441. SR 414 westbound to SR 429 southbound will remain open during this detour.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

FDOT Section 5 Pre-Construction Public Meeting Draws 84 People

May 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation hosted 84 people on May 23 at the Wekiva Parkway Section 5 Pre-construction Public Information Workshop at Camp Challenge in Sorrento. Among those in attendance were George Gadiel, Lake County Engineering and Public Works; Gallus Quigley, Lake County Parks and Trails Division; Lt. Aldrich and a couple others with Lake County Fire and Rescue.  

 

Some community members expressed concerns about project impacts to entrances, proximity, noise and visibility. Many others were excited about the overall project and soon-to-be-improved access to SR 429. A number of people were interested in the parkway trail.

 

Section 5 construction is scheduled to begin June 5.

 

To view the public meeting handouts and exhibits, click here

CFX Section 2C: SR 46 Nightly Road Closure & Detour

May 2017
(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews are scheduled to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road the nights of Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 26. The nightly closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. so crews can start building the bridge over SR 46 as part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) project.
 

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.

FDOT Section 5 Pre-Construction Public Meeting, Tuesday, May 23

May 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting about the Wekiva Parkway Section 5 Construction Project in Lake County. The public meeting is being held to review the construction plans and schedule.  

Section 5 entails removing about a mile of County Road (C.R.) 46A out of the Seminole State Forest to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. The project involves realigning C.R. 46A for 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to State Road (S.R.) 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work will include making a new signalized, T-intersection between the realigned C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. The project also includes road widening, installing medians, and building a multi-use trail along part of S.R. 46.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Challenge located at 31600 Camp Challenge Road in Sorrento, Florida. The meeting is an informal open house where plans are available for review and project staff is available to address questions.

Persons who require special 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 e-mail 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, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (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 phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

 

 

CFX Section 2B: Ondich Road Closure & Detour

May 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Tuesday May 9, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour is scheduled from 1 a.m. – 8 a.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams.



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 $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: SR 429 Lane Closure

May 2017
(APOPKA) – Tonight May 4, crews are scheduled to close the inside left-turn lane northbound of State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) to Connector Road. The closure scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to pour concrete bridge deck as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).
 
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.
 

 

FDOT Section 7B: Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, May 16

May 2017

FDOT Section 5: Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, May 23

May 2017

On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), we invite you and your constituents to a public information meeting regarding the Wekiva Parkway Section 5 construction project in Lake County. The public meeting is being held to review the construction plans and schedule.

 

Section 5 entails removing about a mile of County Road (C.R.) 46A out of the Seminole State Forest to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. The project involves realigning C.R. 46A for 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to State Road (S.R.) 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work will include making a new signalized, T-intersection between the realigned C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. The project also includes road widening, installing medians, and building a multi-use trail along part of S.R. 46.

 

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Challenge located at 31600 Camp Challenge Road, Sorrento, Florida 32776. The meeting is an informal open house where plans will be available for review and project staff will be available to address questions.

 

We invite your participation and welcome your comments on the construction plans. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer, by phone at 407-694-5505, or by 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, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (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 phone at 386-943-5367, or via email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.

 

For additional information concerning the project, please contact Kim Navarro, the FDOT Section 5 Construction Project Manager, at 407-482-7829 or via email at kim.navarro@dot.state.fl.us.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Steven W. Martin, P.E.

District Five Secretary

CFX Section 1A: Connector Road Nightly Closure

May 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 Wednesday night, May 3. The closure scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to pour concrete bridge deck 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: Ondich Road Closure & Detour

May 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Monday - Saturday, May 1-6, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The daily closures and detours are scheduled from 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams.


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 $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 Nightly Closure

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 Friday, April 28, and Thursday, May 4. The closures scheduled from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to pour concrete bridge deck 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.

Traffic Continues to Climb on Section 4

April 2017

Travel on Section 4 jumped by 8,000 trips in March over the previous month. The latest statistics show drivers logged 70,644 trips for the month, or a little over 2,300 trips/day. This brings the total trips since the parkway section opened in January of 2016 to more than 751,000.

To view the full monthly report, click here.

CFX Section 2B: Plymouth Sorrento Road Nightly Closure

April 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – A nighttime road closure is scheduled Tuesday, April 18 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 Hass Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish 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.