Wekiva Parkway Updates

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For up to date project and road closure information as well as maps, please visit www.wekivaparkway.com

​​​SR 46 ROAD CLOSURE & DETOUR FOR NIGHTLY BRIDGE WORK
​SCHEDULED AS PART OF WEKIVA PARKWAY CONSTRUCTION

Crews are scheduled to close State Road 46 from east of Round Lake Road to Swan Road the nights of Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 26. The nightly closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. so crews can start building the bridge over SR 46 as part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) project.

​ During the closure, traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Wolf Branch Road and County Road 437 to get back to SR 46. A portion of SR 46 between CR 437 and Swan Road will be open to local traffic only. 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 May 2, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2C. This $49.48 million section stretches from the Lake County-Orange County line to a planned loop interchange at SR 46 east of Round Lake Road. This section is slated to open to traffic in 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. ​​


​NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

Subject: Wekiva Parkway Section 5 Construction Project County Road 46A Realignment from North of Arundel Way
​to S.R. 429 Lake County
Financial Project ID: 238275-8-52-01

​Dear Government Partner:
​​On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), we invite you to a public information meeting regarding the Wekiva Parkway Section 5 Construction Project in Lake County. The public meeting is being held to review the construction plans and schedule.

​ ​​Section 5 entails removing about a mile of County Road (C.R.) 46A out of the Seminole State Forest to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. The project involves realigning C.R. 46A for 2.5 miles from north of Arundel Way to connect to State Road (S.R.) 429 east of Camp Challenge Road. Work will include making a new signalized, T-intersection between the realigned C.R. 46A and S.R. 46. The project also includes road widening, installing medians, and building a multi-use trail along part of S.R. 46.
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​The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Challenge located at 31600 Camp Challenge Road, Sorrento, Florida 32776. The meeting is an informal open house where plans will be available for review and project staff will be available to address questions. We invite your participation and welcome your comments on the construction plans. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services, free of charge, should contact Mary Brooks, Public Information Officer, by phone at 407-694-5505, or by email 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.

​​​For additional information concerning the project, please contact Kim Navarro, the FDOT Section 5 Construction Project Manager, at 407-482-7829 or via email at kim.navarro@dot.state.fl.us. ​​

​Sincerely,​
​Kim Navarro​, Construction Project Manager, FDOT District Five​

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Project Updates 
A Wekiva Parkway update was presented to City Council on February 21, 2017:

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A Wekiva Parkway and Wekiva Trail update was presented to City Council on January 17, 2017:

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