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Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« on: August 01, 2014, 08:50:47 AM »

Shot these photos yesterday of the initial Wekiva Parkway segment Project Section 4 yesterday:



County Road 435 at the south end of the 3.14-mile segment being built. This at-grade connection to CR 435 is temporary.



Looking southwest from Florida 46 at the north end of Project Section 4. Blue signs posted on both CR 435 and SR 46 tout a "Fall 2014" completion.

Schematic of the current project:


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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 08:54:08 AM »

What I like is that the future FL 453 spur into Mount Dora from FL 429 nearby is being called the "Systems Interchange."  Whoever thought the name was being ingenious in doing so.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 04:48:42 AM »

What I like is that the future FL 453 spur into Mount Dora from FL 429 nearby is being called the "Systems Interchange."  Whoever thought the name was being ingenious in doing so.
I don't get it. "System interchange" is what see-fucks calls all their tollway-to-tollway interchanges.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 11:39:15 AM »

I don't get it. "System interchange" is what see-fucks calls all their tollway-to-tollway interchanges.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=see+fuck
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 12:31:32 PM »

So, it looks like they just built two lanes to operate temporarily as a two-way roadway, I'm assuming with no toll. How is this gonna be signed?
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 05:12:03 PM »

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 11:34:36 PM »

I don't get it. "System interchange" is what see-fucks calls all their tollway-to-tollway interchanges.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=see+fuck

OOCEA became the Central Florida Expressway Authority, or CFX for short. Get it? C-fx, see-fux.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 11:53:33 PM »

Got it, LOL.  :-D
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 05:37:34 PM »

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 05:42:29 PM »

How long before SR 429 reaches Interstate 4?
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 07:33:29 PM »

Photo set fron FB, shared by AA Roads

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102867389714978&set=oa.1696517347301741&type=3&theater

Notice that a TEMP plaque has been added to the SR 429 signs at CR 435 (Mt Plymouth Road):

My pic from last summer:



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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2016, 08:22:15 AM »

How long before SR 429 reaches Interstate 4?
http://wekivaparkway.com/
Pretty cool that they actually include a KMZ file to let you look at the planned construction in Google Earth, makes it way easier than going between PDF and GE all the time to compare construction progress.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 10:38:42 AM »

Yesterday flaroads, roadman65, I94RoadRunner and I checked out construction of the next phases of the Wekiva Parkway while driving the Lake County segment opened last month. The photos are posted on FB at https://www.facebook.com/aaroads/posts/10154031634272948

Thanks to Brent for compiling the post and researching the status of the current road work.

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 11:54:41 PM »

I drove this new section of FL 429 a week or so after opening.  It's kind of a pointless connection at this time as it goes from nowhere to nowhere.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2016, 09:19:54 AM »

I drove this new section of FL 429 a week or so after opening.  It's kind of a pointless connection at this time as it goes from nowhere to nowhere.

It is more or less a local connector, but in the time we stopped at the south end to take some photos, we were surprised with how many vehicles were using it. It was not overrun by any stretch, but it is was not devoid of traffic either.

Also saw why this subdivision never went anywhere: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.7072014,-81.5596955,520m/data=!3m1!1e3

We turned down Belgian Street and it led directly to the construction zone.

Also noted that every sign on SR 429 north of the Turnpike is in Clearview, and several small APL's are in place, even on the connector raod to the current north end of SR 414/429.

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2016, 03:17:20 PM »

Is there any point to the 414/429 duplex? Personally, I think it is unnecessary.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 05:17:45 PM »

Is there any point to the 414/429 duplex? Personally, I think it is unnecessary.

Route continuity for drivers between Mt Dora and I-4 at Maitland Boulevard.  Though as Chris pointed out to uson Saturday, the 414 designation could continue north to and replace SR 453 on the future spur to US 441 for even more continuity.

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 03:03:01 PM »

Remember too, that FL 414 was originally supposed to that concurrency solo, but the change in alignment for the whole Wekiva Parkway moved it over. 

Also the original plan for the Apopka Bypass was a free FDOT project, but the former OOCEA ended up spearheading it after no funds were allocated to build it from Tallahassee. 
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 04:16:08 PM »

Progress on Wekiva Parkway at Kelly Park Road:


Work on Section 2A starts on August 1:

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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 03:03:34 PM »

Strangely, the plans call for clearview signage. Of course it has been rescinded, and I have never seen it on an FDOT sign before.

http://www.wekivaparkway.com/wpcms/data/img/uploads/files/23827525201-Signing.pdf
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »

Strangely, the plans call for clearview signage. Of course it has been rescinded, and I have never seen it on an FDOT sign before.

http://www.wekivaparkway.com/wpcms/data/img/uploads/files/23827525201-Signing.pdf

Thanks for posting--I've actually been getting caught up with the plans for the CFX sections over the past couple of days, but hadn't realized the project website had draft plans for the FDOT sections.

And actually these would not be the first Clearview signs FDOT has placed on its own infrastructure, though all of the other examples I know of are in connection with CFX.  E.g., FPID 23953535201 (a SR 50 job from the middle of 2014) includes crossroads signs for SR 429 that use Clearview.

I don't get it. "System interchange" is what see-fucks calls all their tollway-to-tollway interchanges.

System interchange is also a general term for freeway-to-freeway interchange, used in contradistinction to service interchange (providing access to and from surface roads).  Where CFX is a bit weird is in pluralizing it ("systems interchange").
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2022, 06:58:28 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/WgTjVAQtUdLQSnzN8
Why is the underpass over Sleepy Bear Lane being built a viaduct on the SB side, but just a typical underpass on the NB side?

https://goo.gl/maps/WgTjVAQtUdLQSnzN8
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2022, 03:37:45 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/WgTjVAQtUdLQSnzN8
Why is the underpass over Sleepy Bear Lane being built a viaduct on the SB side, but just a typical underpass on the NB side?

https://goo.gl/maps/WgTjVAQtUdLQSnzN8
It was some design change after their roadway plans were finalized in June 2018, as those plans do not show the extended span. Cannot readily find anything on their site about it either. Perhaps they decided to revise the basin area for water runoff in the vicinity that resulted in the design change.
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Re: Wekiva Parkway (SR 429)
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2022, 04:35:34 PM »

It may have something to do with the gas pipeline that crosses at an angle.
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