PROJECT NEWS

FDOT Section 5 SR 46 Single Lane Closures, Alternating Traffic Scheduled

September 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) – Duke Energy crews will conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 near Camp Challenge Road from Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8. The closures scheduled from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. will allow utility work related to building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).  Traffic in both directions will be alternated through one lane during this time.

 

CFX Section 2A CR 435 & SR 429 Road Closures, Detour Set for Bridge Work

September 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled Wednesday night, September 6, to close County Road 435 at State Road 429. This closure also will include the southbound ramp of SR 429 starting at SR 46. The closures and detours are scheduled from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams 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.

CFX Section 1A SR 429 Lane Closures Scheduled

September 2017

APOPKA _ Crews are scheduled through September 10 to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441. The nighttime closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. to allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign, and to pave and stripe the roadway as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Daytime lane closures in both directions also are possible along SR 429 south of US 441 during this time.

CFX Section 1A US 441 Lane Closures

September 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Section 1A crews are scheduled at night through September 10 to alternate closing one lane at a time on northbound and southbound US 441 from Hermit Smith Road to Connector Road near State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). The closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to work on overhead sign structures as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers.

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

August 26, 2017

 

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night through August 31 to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closures scheduled from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. are needed for paving, striping and sign work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Daytime lane closures also are possible along Connector Road for this work during this time.

 

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 opened to traffic on July 27, 2017.

 

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 Nighttime Plymouth Sorrento Rd Closures, Detours

August 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29, to close Plymouth Sorrento Road just north of Haas-Ondich Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour are scheduled from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to pour the new bridge deck.

 

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 2B Nighttime Plymouth Sorrento Rd Closures, Detours

August 2017

APOPKA – Crews are scheduled Monday night, August 21, to close Plymouth Sorrento Road just north of Haas-Ondich Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge.

 

That work also could possibly close Plymouth Sorrento Road and detour traffic the nights of Tuesday, August 22, and Thursday, August 24. The closures and detours are scheduled on those dates from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

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.

CFX Section 1A US 441 Nighttime Lane Closures

August 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night through August 25 to alternate closing one lane at a time on northbound and southbound US 441 from Hermit Smith Road to Connector Road near State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). The closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to work on overhead sign structures 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.

CFX Section 1A Nighttime Single Lane Closures on US 441 near SR 429

August 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night through August 18 to alternate closing one lane at a time on northbound and southbound US 441 from Hermit Smith Road to Connector Road near State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). The closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to work on overhead sign structures 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.

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429

August 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night through August 25 to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closures scheduled from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. are needed for paving, striping and sign work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Daytime lane closures also are possible along Connector Road for this work during this time.

 

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. 

CFX Section 1A Nightly Single Lane Closures on SR 429

August 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled through August 25 to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441. The nighttime closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. to allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign, and to pave and stripe the roadway as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Daytime lane closures in both directions also are possible along SR 429 south of US 441 during this time.

 

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.

CFX Section 2B Crews Close Ondich Rd, Detour Traffic on Several Nights

August 2017

APOPKA – Crews are scheduled Tuesday night, August 15, to close Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The closure and detour are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. – 6 a.m. to allow crews to set bridge beams.

 

Crews also are scheduled to close the road and detour traffic the nights of Thursday, August 17; Tuesday, August 22; and Thursday, August 24. The closures and detours are scheduled on those dates from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

During the closures, 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.

Public Information Meeting for Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B

August 8, 2017
Lake County - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting about the Wekiva Parkway Sections 3A & 3B Construction Projects in Lake County. The public meeting is being held to review the construction plans and schedule for work to begin this year.
 
Section 3A project limits are along State Road (S.R.) 46 from east of Vista View Lane to east of Round Lake Road. The 1.4-mile project consists of widening S.R. 46 to six lanes, and widening a small portion of Round Lake Road. Section 3B project limits are along S.R. 46 from west of U.S. 441 to east of Vista View Lane, and along U.S. 441 from north of Natoma Boulevard to the Lake-Orange County Line in Mount Dora. The 2.4-mile project consists of converting the current U.S. 441 / S.R. 46 interchange into an at-grade, signalized intersection with a flyover ramp, and widening both roads to six lanes.
 
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building located at 520 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida 32757. The meeting is an informal open house where plans will be available for review and project staff will be 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.
 
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.

FDOT Section 5 SR 46 Single Lane Closures, Alternating Traffic Scheduled

August, 2017

(SORRENTO, FL) – Crews will conduct single lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 near Camp Challenge Road from Tuesday, August 8, through Friday, August 11. The closures scheduled from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. will allow clearing and land preparation as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).  Traffic in both directions will be alternated through one lane during this time.

 

Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. 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 5, one of the Florida Department of Transportation’s non-tolled road projects, will relocate a portion of County Road (C.R.) 46A away from the Seminole State Forest. This $9.9 million project is intended to improve connectivity between wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of collisions between vehicles and wildlife. Work began on this section on June 5, 2017.

 

C.R. 46A is being realigned 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to S.R. 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work includes building a multi-use trail along the S.R. 46 portion of the project, and a new signalized, T-intersection at C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. Work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

 

CFX Section 1A Nightly Single Lane Closures on Connector Road

July 2017

APOPKA _ Starting tonight, July 28 through Friday, August 11, crews are scheduled to conduct single lane closures on eastbound and westbound Connector Road  at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closures scheduled from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. are needed for paving, sign and signal work as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

Access to and from SR 429 will remain open during these activities.

 

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 officially opened to traffic July 27, 2017; work to wrap up the project will be done over the next few weeks..

CFX Section 1A Nightly Single Lane Closures on SR 429

July 2017

APOPKA _ Crews are scheduled tonight, July 28 – August 11, to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441. The nighttime closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. to allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign, and to pave and stripe the roadway 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 opened to traffic on July 27, 2017; work to wrap up the project will continue over the next few weeks..

 

CFX Opens Sections 1A & 1B on July 27, 2017

July 2017

APOPKA - After a brief ribbon cutting noting the long journey to develop this groundbreaking project, the Central Florida Expressway Authority on July 27 opened it's first five miles of the Wekiva Parkway. CFX began opening the lanes from the State Road 429 Connector Road to Kelly Park Road at 3 p.m., with all lanes open by 3:30 p.m.

 

Toll collection will begin on these sections at 5 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017. Some work will be ongoing to finish these sections, with lane closures and other traffic impacts continuing to be needed. Stay tuned here and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

 

CFX Section 1A Closing Connector Rd at SR 429 at Night for Paving

July 25, 2017

APOPKA – Crews are scheduled tonight amd July 26 to close westbound Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. The closures scheduled from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. are needed for paving 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 some time on July 27, 2017.

 

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 OPENS FIRST WEKIVA PARKWAY SECTIONS

July 2017

                            

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Five Miles

Of New Expressway

 

(APOPKA, FL) – The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is holding a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its first five miles of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) on Thursday, July 27, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. The ceremony will include remarks from area dignitaries highlighting the history and significance of this long-awaited mobility solution.

 

Sections 1A and 1B, totaling $102.6 million in construction costs, extend from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road near US 441, to a new interchange at Kelly Park Road. The 5-mile stretch includes interchanges near US 441 at Connector Road and Kelly Park Road, along with bridges at Southfork Drive, Yothers Road, Ponkan Road and other locations.

 

Work began in the summer of 2015. This section of the parkway is expected to provide a much-needed alternative to local roads, including Plymouth Sorrento Road.

 

EVENT ACCESS: Attendees should enter at the Kelly Park Road southbound on ramp to the parkway just west of Plymouth Sorrento Road. Take the parkway south of the Yothers Road bridge. The event will be held under the next bridge at Belgian Street. Parking will be available along the southbound parkway shoulders.

 

Event attendees should adhere to all remaining safety signs and devices.

 

About the Wekiva Parkway

 

The Wekiva Parkway is the first expressway in Central Florida to feature all electronic tolling for customer convenience and to keep traffic moving. A Section 1A toll gantry also features the eye-catching aesthetic features found throughout the project.

 

CFX is building five parkway sections totaling 10 miles and more than $271 million in construction costs. The entire $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway by 2021, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River.

 

About the Central Florida Expressway Authority

 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent agency of the state that operates and maintains a regional network of expressways for 2.3 million residents and more than 60 million visitors in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. Created by the Florida Legislature in 2014, CFX’s 118-mile user-funded system includes 815 center lane miles, 69 interchanges, 14 mainline toll plazas, 74 ramp toll plazas and 335 bridges and seven named expressways. On average, more than 1 million toll transactions are recorded daily, 85 percent of them electronically. CFX operates E-PASS, the first electronic toll collection system in Florida, which supports more than 300,000 E-PASS accounts.

 

For more information, visit CFXway.com.

 

 

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CFX Section 1A Schedules US 441 Nighttime Lane Closures

July 2017

(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled at night on July 23 & 24 to close the inside southbound lane of US 441 from Hermit Smith Road to Connector Road near State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway). . The closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to install an overhead sign structure as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).

 

On July 25 & 26 crews at night will close the outside northbound lane of US 441 from Plymouth Sorrento Road to Connector Road near SR 429. The closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. will allow crews to perform the same 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.

 

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.