As Part of Building the Wekiva Parkway
Crews are scheduled Sunday, Oct. 20 through Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to close northbound State Road (S.R.) 417 access to International Parkway and Interstate 4 (I-4) westbound and detour traffic as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429). S.R. 417 northbound traffic will continue to have access to I-4 eastbound.
The closure will allow crews to install temporary drainage, striping, and barrier wall in preparation for ramp bridge construction at the interchange.
S.R. 417 northbound traffic heading to International Parkway will exit at Rinehart Road and follow the detour to S.R. 46 or County Road (C.R.) 46A. Traffic will be able to access I-4 westbound by using Rinehart Road to C.R. 46A. See attached map for detours.
S.R. 417 southbound access from International Parkway will remain available.
Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.
The work is being conducted as part of Wekiva Parkway Section 8, which is building the interchange to connect S.R. 429, S.R. 417 and Interstate 4. Construction on this 2.63-mile project includes building nearly two dozen bridges, aesthetic walls and a toll gantry. The Wekiva Parkway includes all electronic tolling for the greatest customer convenience and to keep traffic moving.
Work on this $253.3 million project began in December 2018 and is expected to finish in late 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.