Sanford, Fla. Construction activities as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (S.R. 429) will require daily lane closures this week and next week. Crews are scheduled Monday, Aug. 5 Friday, Aug. 9, and Monday, Aug. 12 Friday, Aug. 16, to close the left (inside) northbound and southbound lanes on International Parkway from State Road (S.R.) 417 to Wilson Road. All lane closures are scheduled 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day, and will allow crews to safely clear the median for upcoming bridge work.
Flaggers will assist in directing traffic. Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Please note this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.
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 FDOT-D5COMM@dot.state.fl.us or by phone at 386-943-5473. 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.