STATE ROAD 429 LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED AS PART OF WEKIVA PARKWAY CONSTRUCTION
(APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled tonight, July 28 – August 11, to conduct single lane closures on northbound and southbound State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) from State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) to near US 441. The nighttime closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. to allow crews to install an overhead dynamic message sign, and to pave and stripe the roadway as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429).
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.
This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. This section opened to traffic on July 27, 2017.
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.
Project Updates A Wekiva Parkway update was presented to City Council on February 21, 2017:
A Wekiva Parkway and Wekiva Trail update was presented to City Council on January 17, 2017: