Marking a major project milestone, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected Masci General Contractors, Inc. to build Section 7B, the final section of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway.
The contractor submitted the winning bid of $17.8 million to do the work over 745 days, as part of a competitive bid process. Section 7B involves non-tolled improvements on State Road (S.R.) 46 from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Street near Interstate 4 in Seminole County.
This section is separate from the project to the west, Section 7A, which is scheduled is to resume work next week with a new contractor. Section 7B is scheduled to begin this summer. A pre-construction open house for Section 7B is scheduled for July 9, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church, 121 N. Henderson Lane, Sanford, FL 32771.
Work on this 1.3-mile project will include widening S.R. 46 within the existing right of way, as well as installing street lighting, medians, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, and other roadway improvements. Work also will include a 10-foot sidewalk along the south side of this corridor.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Olson, FDOT Communications Manager at [email protected], or by telephone at (386) 943-5479. You may also contact Community Outreach Specialist Mary Brooks at [email protected], or by telephone at (407) 694-5505. For more information visit the project website at wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
More Project Information: The Wekiva Parkway is completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. The FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority so far have completed 13 miles of the eventual 25-mile toll road. The parkway provides travel alternatives, enhances safety and relieves area roads of traffic congestion.
Environmentalists refer to the Wekiva Parkway as a good example of transportation planning through environmentally sensitive areas. Parkway development has included conserving more than 3,400 acres of land, building wildlife bridges, and largely elevating the expressway to separate vehicles and wildlife.