SR 429 Connector Road Closure due to Hurricane Matthew
Crews this afternoon are scheduled to close Connector Road to through traffic at State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441. This will prevent travel under the new bridge, built as part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429), during high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Matthew. The intersection will remain closed until the storm passes and the condition of the work zone has been assessed.
No through traffic will be allowed on the Connector Road at SR 429. The 429 northbound left-turn lanes at the Connector Road will be closed. The SR 429 northbound right-turn lane onto the Connector Road will remain open to provide access to Plymouth Sorrento Road and US 441.
Motorists on Plymouth Sorrento Road who wish to go south on SR 429 must turn right onto US 441, and then turn right onto the Connector Road to access the southbound SR 429 ramp.
Electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay the reopening of the road. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety.
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 project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 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.