January 5, 2018
Steve Olson, 386-943-5479
Upcoming Lane Closures on S.R. 46 near U.S. 441 in Mt. Dora
As Part of Wekiva Parkway Construction
Mount Dora – Motorists who travel on State Road (S.R.) 46 in the Mount Dora area can expect alternating, daytime single lane closures near U.S. 441 sometime next week through the beginning of February. The lane closures will allow crews to remove traffic separators and build temporary pavement as part of the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) construction.
Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. 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.
Sections 3A and 3B are among the Florida Department of Transportation’s non-tolled road projects that are part of building the Wekiva Parkway. The 3.8 miles of improvements are in anticipation of the increased traffic in the area.
Work includes widening S.R. 46 to six lanes from U.S. 441 to Round Lake Road, as well as widening a small portion of Round Lake Road. U.S. 441 also will be widened to six lanes from north of Natoma Boulevard to the Lake-Orange County Line. The project will convert the current U.S. 441/S.R. 46 interchange into an at-grade, signalized intersection with a flyover ramp.
Work began on this $32.8 million project on October 30, 2017. Improvements will include installing safety medians, turn lanes, sidewalks, drainage and other roadway features. Work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020.
For more information, visit the project website at www.wekivaparkway.com, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.