Fla. DOT begins closing section of $1.6B Wekiva Parkway Challenge

FDOT map of Wekiva Parkway Challenge Part 7B.

The Florida Division of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the ultimate section, Part 7B, of the Wekiva Parkway Challenge, which incorporates widening State Street 46 to make it six lanes from Orange Boulevard to Oregon Avenue-Wayside Drive in Seminole County, FOX 35 studies.

Crews are clearing vegetation for a retention pond between Worldwide Parkway, SR 46, and Wayside Drive, and are getting ready the median of SR 46 to shift visitors onto non permanent lanes.

The ultimate section of the $1.6 billion undertaking includes non-tolled enhancements from Orange Boulevard to Wayside Drive-Oregon Avenue close to Interstate 4. The work will embody widening SR 46 throughout the present proper of approach,  putting in avenue lighting, and including medians, bike lanes, visitors sign upgrades, drainage, and a 10-foot sidewalk alongside the south facet.

The Wekiva Parkway will full the beltway hyperlink round Central Florida and shield pure assets surrounding the Wekiva River. FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority have accomplished 13 miles of the 25-mile toll street thus far.