As Part of Building the Wekiva Parkway
Crews are scheduled Monday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., to conduct intermittent lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 46 between Bella Foresta Place and Lake Markham Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). Traffic will alternate intermittently through one lane for convoys of large dump trucks to cross the road for pond and embankment earthwork.
Flaggers will direct traffic. Emergency vehicle traffic will be maintained. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.
The work is being conducted as part of building Wekiva Parkway Section 7A. Work on this stretch along S.R. 46 from Longwood-Markham Road to Orange Boulevard began April 1, 2018, and is scheduled to finish in 2022.
Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at [email protected] or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
FDOT urges all drivers to stay alert and use caution while driving through or near construction zones. When driving, walking, or bicycling, remember to pay attention and follow the rules. Safety doesn’t happen by accident.
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.