SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will open some of the remaining Wekiva Parkway (State Road (S.R.) 429) lanes in the interchange with Interstate 4 (I-4) and S.R. 417 as soon as 9 p.m. tonight (Friday, January 26).
New S.R. 417 northbound lanes will take motorists under I-4 to connect with S.R. 429. I-4 eastbound motorists will be able to travel to S.R. 429 southbound. Those on International Parkway also will be able to get onto S.R. 429 southbound.
Then early Saturday morning, January 27, the new S.R. 429 northbound/eastbound lanes will open and connect with S.R. 417 southbound. Motorists also will be able to take S.R. 429 northbound/eastbound to I-4 in either direction.
The new Wekiva Parkway lanes will fill the gap to complete the more than 100-mile beltway around Central Florida.
The full beltway will make travel easier and faster for area residents, businesses and visitors. Recently opened parkway sections are already seeing as many as 21,000 vehicles a day, helping to make travel more efficient and reducing commute times.
FDOT encourages motorists to use a SunPass to take advantage of the greatest travel savings. Those without a SunPass or Florida-accepted transponder may pay their toll via Toll-by-Plate. The toll for this section for two-axle vehicles will be $0.54 for SunPass/transponder customers. The toll for those using Toll-by-Plate will be $0.81, plus a $2.50 administrative charge. Learn more about parkway travel costs on the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Toll Rates website.
Some work on the project will continue in the coming months that may require lane or ramp closures.
The 25-mile Wekiva Parkway is completing Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect wildlife and other natural resources in the Wekiva River Basin. The Wekiva River is a National Wild and River and Florida Outstanding Waterway. Wekiva Parkway was the first expressway in Central Florida to feature all electronic tolling.
Project updates and information can be found on www.WekivaParkway.com.