The website, www.wekivaparkway.com, is in its initial stages and development will continue in coming weeks. Visitors to the website may view project maps, check project schedules, find the latest news about public meetings and events and submit inquiries for additional information.
The $1.7 billion Wekiva Parkway is a collaborative effort between the FDOT, Expressway Authority and the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. After receiving federal approval in May, the agencies are moving forward to begin final design of the first project segments.
Final design on the Expressway Authority’s first two sections, from north of the SR 429 / US 441 interchange (west of Plymouth Sorrento Road) to north of Kelly Park Road, kicked off this month.
Three of the FDOT’s projects – including the interchange at US 441 and SR 46 in Mount Dora, and the parkway from County Road 435 in Mount Plymouth in Orange County to Old McDonald Road in Lake County – are expected to move into final design or design-build later this year.
The website is just one of the ways in which the agencies will continue to communicate with – and solicit input from – the public during the design process.
The planned 25-mile toll road will complete Central Florida’s beltway around northwest metropolitan Orlando. The Wekiva Parkway also will provide an alternative to Interstate 4, and relieve US 441, SR 46 and other area roads of traffic congestion resulting from growth and travel between the Lake, Orange and Osceola counties.