On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), formerly the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, thank you for your interest in the Wekiva Parkway design and construction projects. The Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) is a cooperative effort between these agencies and the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.
The Wekiva Parkway (SR 429) will connect to SR 417, completing the beltway around Central Florida, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. This estimated $1.6 billion project includes $500 million of non-toll road improvements including:
Widening seven (7) miles of SR 46 in Lake and Seminole Counties
Rebuilding the US 441/SR 46 interchange in Mount Dora
Shifting the CR 46A connection to SR 46 so wildlife can move more safely between habitats
Providing non-tolled, one-lane service roads parallel to the parkway in part of east Lake and Seminole Counties
Building a 10-mile, multi-use trail along portions of the parkway in east Lake and Seminole counties
The 25-mile tolled expressway will provide travel alternatives and relieve US 441, SR 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion resulting from growth and travel between Orange, Lake and Seminole Counties.
Authorized in 2004 by the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act (Chapter 369, Part III, F.S.), this expressway has been heralded as a shining example for transportation planning through an environmentally sensitive area. Development of the Wekiva Parkway has included setting aside more than 3,400 acres of land for conservation. The parkway also will include numerous wildlife bridges, and will be largely elevated to reduce accidents between vehicles and wildlife.
Wekiva Parkway Project For more information about the Wekiva Parkway Project, please contact Florida Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Mary Brooks at (407) 694-5505 or by email at email@example.com