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Lake County Road 46 East
County Road 46 stems east 0.60 miles from Old County Road 441 (Highland Street) in Mt. Dora along 1st Avenue. Photo taken 09/02/19.
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Wekiva Parkway Section 3B construction from October 2017 to Spring 2020 removed the grade separation taking U.S. 441 over CR 46/SR 46 and replaced it with a new intersection and two lane flyover joining U.S. 441 south with SR 46 east. Photos taken 09/02/19.
Florida State Road 46 East
Underway from October 2017 to Spring 2020, Construction for Sections 3A/3B of the Wekiva Parkway widens 3.8 miles of SR 46 east between U.S. 441 and SR 453 (Mount Dora Connector) from two to six lanes. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Advance sign for Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) south on SR 46 east ahead of Round Lake Road. The Mt. Dora Connector opened to traffic on March 31, 2018, along with Wekiva Parkway between Kelly Park Road and SR 46 east of Mt. Plymouth. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Round Lake Road extends north from West Ponkan Road at Zellwood in Orange County to SR 46 and Wolf Branch Road. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 453 south 2.75 miles to SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) leads motorists from Mt. Dora to Apopka and Interstate 4 west in Osceola County for Tampa. Photo taken 03/31/18.
The Mt. Dora Connector provides part of an anticipated commuter route from Lake County to Orlando via SR 414 (Apopka Expressway) and Seminole County via the final sections of Wekiva Parkway. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Reassurance marker posted within the partial trumpet interchange joining SR 453 with SR 46. Photo taken 09/02/19.
SR 46 narrows to two lanes and enters unincorporated Sorrento beyond the Mt. Dora Connector. Photo taken 03/31/18.
SR 46 (Sorrento Avenue) shifts northward from along side the abandoned Seaboard Coast Line railroad into the rural street grid of Sorrento. County Road 437 connects with Sorrento Avenue just beyond a former railroad crossing. Photo taken 09/03/17.
SR 46 joins the two legs of Lake County Road 437. CR 437 leads south from Sorrento to Apopka via Plymouth Sorrento Road in Orange County. Photo taken 09/03/17.
SR 46 advances a half mile east to the north leg of County Road 437. Photo taken 04/26/15.
The northern section of County Road 437 travels 4.8 miles from SR 46 to SR 44 by the Eagle Dunes Golf Club community and County Road 44A near Black Bear Golf Club. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Continuing east from CR 437 and Sorrento along SR 46. Photo taken 04/26/15.
SR 46 next enters the rural community of Mt. Plymouth in eastern Lake County. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Mt. Plymouth lies at the north end of Lake County Road 435, a county road leading 10.3 miles south to Apopka in Orange County. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Lake County Road 435 travels a two-lane route through the Mt. Plymouth Golf Club community to Orange County. CR 435 continues south via Mt. Plymouth Road to Kelly Park Road east then Rock Springs Road south toward Downtown Apopka. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Span wire traffic lights at SR 46 east and CR 435 south. County Road 435 comprises a segmented route leading south to Clarcona and Pine Hills west of Orlando. Photo taken 04/26/15.
Downtown Sanford lies 16 miles east of Mt. Plymouth. SR 46 ends at U.S. 1 in 41 miles. Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 46 curves northward between Mount Plymouth Lake and Bear Pond beyond this eastbound confirming marker. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Section 5 construction for Wekiva Parkway shifted SR 46 to a T-intersection with the realignment of CR 46A south from Seven Springs. Photo taken 09/02/19.
SR 46 will be renamed Sorrento Avenue west of the new CR 46A, with CR 46A overtaking the former SR 46 east to a diamond interchange with SR 429. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Constructed by FDOT, Sections 4A & 4B of Wekiva Parkway (SR 429) opened northward to SR 46 on January 20, 2016. SR 429 ends at this temporary at-grade intersection with SR 46 until Section 6 opens east toward Seminole County. Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 429 represents the western beltway of the Orlando area, following a combination of Wekiva Parkway, the Apopka Expressway and the Daniel Webster Western Beltway. The Wekiva Parkway utilizes all electronic tolling (AET) as it travels west of Apopka from the Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) to U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 46 will be realigned to parallel the north side of Wekiva Parkway throughout the six-mile Section 6 under construction through spring 2021. Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 46 converges with the original east end of County Road 46A in a rural area south of Seminole Swamp. This portion of CR 46A be severed from the alignment north to SR 44 near Seminole Springs. Photo taken 07/31/14.
The signalized intersection where SR 46 and County Road 46A come together will be removed during Section 6 work for Wekiva Parkway. This section of SR 46 will become a local access road (Deerwood Farms Road) disconnected from the new alignment to the north. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Reassurance marker east of CR 46A and ahead of the entrance to Rock Springs Run State Preserve. The USGS topographic map showed the park access road as State Secondary 433. Photo taken 09/02/19.
With SR 46 adjusted southward, the portion of SR 46 east from Wekiva Pines Boulevard will be repurposed as Bear Pond Drive, a local access road for area residences. Photo taken 07/31/14.
Crossing the Wekiva River, SR 46 enters Seminole County. Protected land to the north falls within both Seminole State Forest and Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park. Photo taken 09/02/19.
The end of Wekiva Parkway Section 6 is where SR 46 intersects Longwood Markham Road (unsigned CR 46A) south. A split diamond interchange will join the new frontage road system of SR 429 with roundabouts at Longwood Markham Road and Yankee Lake Road. CR 46A otherwise forms an L-shaped route south to Markham Road and east to Orange Boulevard (CR 433). Photo taken 07/31/14.
SR 46 will emerge from Section 7A of Wekiva Parkway at a wye interchange just west of Orange Boulevard (CR 431). Orange Boulevard arcs northeast to CR 15 at Lake Monroe and south to CR 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway) at Heathrow. Photo taken 07/31/14.
Section 7B construction for Wekiva Parkway expands SR 46 to six overall lanes in this scene east of Orange Boulevard (CR 433). A ten foot wide sidewalk will be built along the south side of the arterial as well. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Lake Forest Boulevard ties into SR 46 as the lone entrance to the sprawling Lake Forest community. Photo taken 07/31/14.
International Parkway connects SR 46 with County Road 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway) to Lake Mary south from the ensuing traffic light. Photo taken 07/31/14.
International Parkway runs just west of I-4, meeting an on-ramp for SR 417 (Seminole Expressway) southbound in 1.25 miles. The 0.490-mile link with SR 417 cost $8.4 million to build and was completed in early 2012.1 Photo taken 07/31/14.
International Parkway intersects SR 46 across from Terracina Drive north to the Terracina at Lake Forest town home community. Photo taken 07/31/14.
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SR 46 advances a half mile east from International Parkway to a parclo interchange with Interstate 4. Photos taken 07/31/14.
Wayside Drive east and Oregon Street south intersect SR 46 just ahead of Interstate 4. The two local roads connect with an array of car dealerships, apartments and subdivisions. Photo taken 07/31/14.
Interstate 4 leads 1.1 mile south to the north end of SR 417 (Seminole Expressway). Photo taken 07/31/14.
Interstate 4 travels 20 miles south to Downtown Orlando. Photo taken 07/31/14.
A left turn takes motorists from SR 46 east onto I-4 to Lake Monroe and Volusia County. The intrastate freeway concludes at a systems interchange with Interstate 95 in 29 miles. Photo taken 07/31/14.
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Towne Center Boulevard runs south from SR 46 and Hickman Drive to Seminole Towne Center mall and other big box retail. Photo taken 08/25/18. Second photo taken 09/02/19.
Gas stations, restaurants and other retail line both sides of SR 46 east from I-4. An SR 417 trailblazer precedes Rinehart Road (unsigned CR 431B) south. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Rinehart Road (CR 431B) travels through additional retail areas east of Seminole Towne Center 0.8 miles to a folded diamond interchange with SR 417 (Seminole Expressway). CR 431B continues from the toll road south to CR 46A and Lake Mary Boulevard. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Continuing east from Rinehart Road, SR 46 remains six lanes wide to U.S. 17/92 (Monroe Road) and CR 15 (Upsala Road). Photo taken 09/02/19.
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U.S. 17/92 were realigned away from the Lake Monroe waterfront in 2018 onto CR 15 (Monroe Road) south from I-4 and SR 46 (1st Street) east from Upsala Road to French Avenue in Sanford. Photos taken 09/02/19.
County Road 15 (Upsala Road) encircles Sanford Central Park commerce center south and passes under the Seminole Expressway en route to CR 46A (H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway). Northward, U.S. 17/92 overtook CR 15 along Monroe Road 1.4 miles to the exchange with Interstate 4 at Lake Monroe. Photo taken 09/02/19.
U.S. 17 South U.S. 92 West Florida State Road 46 East
SR 46 reassurance marker posted along U.S. 17/92 east of CR 15 (Upsala Road). Photo taken 09/02/19.
The next signal along SR 46 east is with Central Park Drive south to Sanford Central Park and an apartment entrance to the north. Photo taken 09/03/17. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard constitutes an arterial route leading south from U.S. 17/92 & SR 46 to Airport Boulevard around central Sanford. The four-lane roadway replaced Bevier Road, a two-lane street. It was briefly posted as County Road 425 at SR 46 after opening in 2008. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Airport Boulevard parallels Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the east as the unmarked northern section of CR 425. CR 425 extends south along the four-lane portion of Airport Boulevard from MLK Boulevard to ramps with SR 417 at U.S. 17/92. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Airport Boulevard arcs southeast to eventually reach Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB). CR 425 follows the alignment to U.S. 17-92, where unsigned CR 4209 takes over eastward. A second section of CR 425 ties into SR 46 (25th Street) along Sanford Avenue. Photo taken 09/03/17.
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U.S. 17/92 & SR 46 cross SunRail and the CSX Railroad line over the Sydney O. Chase, Jr. Overpass on the drive toward French Avenue outside Downtown Sanford. Prior to 2019, SR 46 combined with U.S. 17/92 ahead. Photos taken 09/03/17.
U.S. 17/92 overlap throughout the Orlando area, traveling north through DeBary to Orange City and DeLand in Volusia County. South from Sanford, the two routes continue to Longwood, Casselberry and Maitland in Orange County. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Trailblazers take the place of confirming markers for SR 46 along the 1.75 mile concurrency with U.S. 17/92 on French Avenue through Sanford. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Mileage sign listing Longwood and Orlando for the continuation of U.S. 17/92 south from Sanford. The pair travel between the cities of Lake Mary and Winter Springs on their southwestern course to Longwood. Photo taken 09/02/19.
Florida State Road 46 East
SR 46 resumes its eastward course along 25th Street from U.S. 17-92 (French Avenue) to Mellonville Avenue. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Outside Geneva, once SR 46 leaves Sanford, the majority of the highway east to Mims traverses rural or conservation areas. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Park Avenue south and Park Drive north meet SR 46 (25th Street) at this signal. Heading northeast from its split with U.S. 17-92 (French Avenue), Park Drive becomes Park Avenue at 25th Street en route to into Historic Downtown Sanford as unmarked CR 4213. Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 46 continues three blocks east from Park Avenue to meet the CR 425 segment along Sanford Avenue. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Seminole County Road 425 lines Sanford Avenue 1.62 miles south from SR 46 to the curve onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard. CR 427 takes over from there southwest toward Lake Mary and Longwood. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Advancing east from Sanford Avenue, SR 46 (25th Street) approaches a CSX Railroad and the northern periphery of Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB). Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 25 (25th Street) previously narrowed to two lanes east of the flashers at Mellonville Avenue. Mellonville Avenue (unsigned CR 4201) stems north from 25th Street to Seminole Boulevard along Lake Monroe. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Construction underway from May 2016 to Summer 2019 widened SR 46 to four overall lanes with a 22 foot wide raised median. The $26.5 million project upgraded 2.63 miles of the state road, from Mellonville Road east to SR 415. The initial phase constructed a temporary alignment for SR 46 to the south.2 Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 46 east reaches the community of Midway east of Brisson Avenue and north of SFB Airport. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Beardall Avenue heads one mile north from a set of flashers with SR 46 to the Cameron Heights development and Seminole County Road 415 (Celery Avenue). Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 415 south and East Lake Mary Boulevard north come together at the succeeding intersection along SR 46 east. Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 415 begins and heads northeast across the St. Johns River to Osteen and southeast Deltona within Volusia County. Connections with SR 44 and I-95 lead travelers to New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Lake Mary Boulevard was extended in 2006 around Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) to Cameron City and SR 415. The four-lane arterial leads west across south Sanford. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Widening of SR 46 at SR 415 adds dual left turn lanes in both directions. Photo taken 08/25/18.
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Continuing east from Beck Hammock, SR 46 traverses areas south of Indian Mound Slough and the St. Johns River along side the Lake Jesup Conservation Area. Photos taken 02/29/08.
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SR 46 formerly crossed the St. Johns River over the Geneva Bridge. The vintage span was replaced by a wider bridge in 2009 and subsequently demolished. A portion of the old roadway was incorporated into Cameron Wight Park. Photos taken 02/29/08.
Osceola Road branches east from SR 46 and links the state road with Mullet Lake Park Road and the Seminole County Landfill, located at the abandoned site of Osceola Field. Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 46 travels southeast from Lake Jesup to the rural community of Geneva. Meeting the state road there is the east end of County Road 426 (Geneva Drive). Photo taken 12/06/18.
Seminole County Road 426 leads 7.78 miles southwest to Downtown Oviedo, where SR 419, SR 434 and CR 419 converge. SR 426 extends west from there to Winter Park. Photo taken 12/06/18.
1st Street ties into the signalized intersection of SR 46 and CR 426 from the north. Photo taken 12/06/18.

Sources:
  1. International Prkwy and SR 417 Interchange 415587-1. CFLRoads - Florida Department of Transportation (District 5) web page.
  2. State Road 46 From Mellonville Ave. to East of SR 415 Seminole County Financial Project ID: 240216-2-52-01. Florida Department of Transportation (District 5), Public Meeting Presentation document.


Photo Credits:

02/29/08, 07/31/14, 04/26/15, 02/27/16, 09/03/17, 03/31/18, 08/25/18, 12/06/18, 09/02/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 1
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
State Road 15 / County Road 15
State Road 415 / County Road 415
State Road 429 - Western Beltway / Apopka Expwy / Wekiva Pkwy
Lake County Road 46A
County Road 46A - H.E. Thomas, Jr. Pkwy / 25th St
County Road 435
State Road 437 / County Road 437

Page Updated 09-03-2019.