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Lane Closures Planned on Lake Forest Boulevard
As Part of Building the Wekiva Parkway

 

Sanford, Fla. – Crews are scheduled Monday, Oct. 14, through Friday, Oct. 18, and from Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m., to conduct intermittent right lane closures on southbound Lake Forest Boulevard at State Road (S.R.) 46. Traffic exiting the Lake Forest community will use the left lane for all turn movements when crews are actively performing force main work near the neighborhood entrance.

 

Electronic message boards have been posted. Please note construction schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

This work is part of Wekiva Parkway Section 7B, which began construction on July 15, 2019. The project involves 1.3 miles of improvements to S.R. 46 in Seminole County, including roadway widening, median enhancements, sidewalk, bike lanes, traffic signal upgrades, drainage, sign and pavement markings, utilities and other roadway features. Work is scheduled to finish in summer of 2021.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Communications Office at FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5479. For more information visit the project website at www.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.

 

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