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Wekiva Parkway opens!


The Wekiva Parkway is open!

After years of planning and construction, the Wekiva Parkway is fully open, marking a major milestone for transportation in central Florida. The new highway will provide a crucial link between several major regional routes, making travel faster and more efficient for commuters, tourists, and businesses alike. At the same time, the project's designers have taken great care to ensure that the Wekiva Parkway is built to minimize its impact on the surrounding environment, preserving the unique natural beauty of the area for generations to come.

Apopkans can now enjoy the convenience of a full beltway around the region. FDOT opened the remaining Wekiva Parkway lanes on Saturday, making the long-awaited connection between State Road (S.R.) 429, S.R. 417, and Interstate 4 (I-4) a reality.

Motorists can travel new S.R. 417 northbound lanes under I-4 to connect with S.R. 429. I-4 eastbound motorists can travel to S.R. 429 southbound. Those on the International Parkway can also get onto S.R. 429 southbound.

The new S.R. 429 northbound/eastbound lanes connect with S.R. 417 southbound, and motorists also can take S.R. 429 northbound/eastbound to I-4 in either direction.

FDOT encourages motorists to use a SunPass to take advantage of the greatest travel savings. Those without a SunPass or Florida-accepted transponder may pay their toll via Toll-by-Plate. The toll for this section for two-axle vehicles will be $0.54 for SunPass/transponder customers. The toll for those using Toll-by-Plate will be $0.81, plus a $2.50 administrative charge.

Learn more about parkway travel costs on Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Toll Rates website. Some work on the project that may require lane or ramp closures will continue in the coming months. The 25-mile Wekiva Parkway completed Central Florida’s beltway while helping to protect wildlife and other natural resources in the Wekiva River Basin. The Wekiva River is a National Wild and Scenic River and Florida Outstanding Waterway. Wekiva Parkway was the first expressway in Central Florida to feature all electronic tolling.

Project updates and information can be found on www.WekivaParkway.com.

The Wekiva Parkway
The Wekiva Parkway

Wekiva Parkway, SR-429, FDOT, Interstate 4, SR-417


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