Central Florida Expressway Authority will be celebrating the opening of the next five miles of the Wekiva Parkway on March 31, 2018. The grand opening will include a 5K race, a one-mile family fun run/walk, community group exhibits, music, distinguished speakers and a ribbon cutting event. SIGN UP for the 5K here.
The Wekiva Parkway includes several wildlife protections, so environmental agencies and wildlife conservation groups also will have booths and displays. Since the Wekiva Parkway features innovative technology including all electronic tolling, exhibits also will be on hand for some of the latest vehicle technology.
The new stretch of parkway will be located between State Road 46, Round Lake Road, Kelly Park Road and County Road 435 / Mount Plymouth Road. This portion of the parkway will provide a crucial expressway connection to SR 46 and communities throughout Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties.
The long-awaited, 25-mile toll road will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Environmental protections include purchasing 3,400 acres of land for conservation along the corridor, building nearly 1.5 miles of wildlife bridges, limiting the number of interchanges and including wildlife jump-outs, bat houses and special fencing.