Work Underway on Signature Wekiva River Bridges as Part of Wekiva Parkway Construction
SORRENTO – Work has begun on three, high-profile bridges are replacing the current bridge over the Wekiva River as part of the Wekiva Parkway/State Road (S.R.) 429 construction
The bridges will serve the eastbound and westbound parkway, along with the non-tolled service road for local traffic and a multi-use trail. The spans will feature slight arches, stone relief and other aesthetics to make the structures more visually appealing to river users and the surrounding community.
The river bridges are among four wildlife crossing locations on Wekiva Parkway Section 6. The wildlife bridges will total about 7,700 feet in length, providing nearly 100 times the safe passageway for animals as the two current wildlife tunnels under S.R. 46 in this area. The bridges will allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock Springs Run State Reserve and Lower Wekiva River Preserve.
Wekiva Parkway Section 6 construction began October 17, 2017, on the six miles of largely elevated expressway along the S.R. 46 corridor from the S.R. 429 interchange east of Camp Challenge Road in Lake County to just west of Longwood-Markham Road in Seminole County.
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.
Maps and other project information can be found at www.wekivaparkway.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.