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Florida 46 travels 1.25 miles west from U.S. 1 at Mims to the intersection of Pine Avenue north and Holder Road south. Photo taken 09/29/13.
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A diamond interchange connects Florida 46 with Interstate 95 west of Australian Way. Photos taken 09/29/13.
FDOT District 5 signage for I-95 generally utilizes Jacksonville in place of Daytona. Photo taken 09/29/13.
Heading north from the Mims area, Interstate 95 travels along a rural course to the west of New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange and the outskirts of Daytona Beach. Photo taken 09/29/13.
Heading west from the intersection with Osceola Road, Florida 46 runs along the boundary of Lake Jessup Conservation Area to the St. Johns River. Photo taken 02/29/08.
The Geneva Bridge spanning the St. Johns River and adjacent wetlands along Florida 46 was replaced by a higher bridge built to the south in 2008-09. Accommodating two lanes and full shoulders across a 44 foot wide deck, the new span measures 3,742.3 feet in length.1 Photo taken 02/29/08.
Traveling across northern reaches of Lake Jesup, Florida 46 lowers from the St. Johns River bridge at Cameron Wight Park & Boat Ramp. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Florida 46 briefly enters Volusia County over an island within the St. Johns River. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Approaching the city of Sanford, Florida 46 meets Florida 415 north and Lake Mary Boulevard south. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Florida 415 joins northeast Seminole County with Osteen and Deltona in Volusia County; Lake Mary Boulevard is a 2006-opened arterial linking Florida 46 and 415 with Cameron City and Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB). Photo taken 02/29/08.
Florida 415 travels 18.5 miles overall between Florida 46 / Lake Mary Boulevard and Florida 44. CR 415 extends the route another 11.4 miles to U.S. 92 in Daytona Beach. A second branch of CR 415 stems west from the state road nearby along Celery Avenue toward central Sanford. Lake Mary Boulevard south and west eventually meets Florida 417 (Seminole Expressway) at CR 427 (Ronald Reagan Boulevard). Photo taken 02/29/08.
SR 46 (25th Street) west at Sanford Avenue. Sanford Avenue leads north to Historic Downtown Sanford and south as County Road 425 to Ronald Reagan Boulevard (CR 427). Photo taken 03/21/08.
SR 46 leads west toward Interstate 4 along a commercialized stretch in west Sanford. Rinehart Road (unsigned CR 431B) intersects the six-lane arterial north from retail areas east of Seminole Towne Center mall and an exchange with SR 417 (Seminole Expressway). Photo taken 09/03/17.
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A parclo interchange joins SR 46 with Interstate 4 west of the approaching signal with Towne Center Boulevard. Photos taken 09/03/17.
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A fourth lane opens along SR 46 west for Interstate 4 eastbound to DeBary, Orange City, Deltona, DeLand and Daytona Beach. Photos taken 09/03/17.
A loop ramp follows from SR 46 west to Interstate 4 westbound to Altamonte Springs, Maitland and Orlando. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Oregon Street south and Wayside Drive east come together at a traffic light with SR 46 to the immediate west of Interstate 4. Oregon Street provides a through route north to Orange Boulevard (CR 431); Wayside Drive stems southwest to International Parkway. Photo taken 09/03/17.
International Parkway takes a winding course southward from SR 46 at Terracina Drive to Lake Mary Boulevard. The arterial serves a crop of business parks and office complexes west of the Interstate 4 corridor through Heathrow. A new ramp with SR 417 opened from the parkway in 2012. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Lake Forest Boulevard ties into Florida 46 just west of International Parkway as the lone entrance road for the Lake Forest community. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Westbound at the intersection with Orange Boulevard (unsigned CR 431). Orange Boulevard arcs northeast around the Lake Forest community and other suburban development to CR 15 (Monroe Road) at Lake Monroe. Southward CR 431 extends 1.75 miles to H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway (CR 46A) east to Lake Mary. Photo taken 09/03/17.
The four-lane section of Florida 46 comes to an end beyond Orange Boulevard (CR 431). Construction started in May 2018 overlays the state road with Section 7A of Wekiva Parkway. Florida 46 will tie into a new frontage road system just beyond Center Road. A wye interchange will connect to the Florida 429 tolled mainline westbound toward Mt. Dora. Photo taken 02/29/08.
Lake Markham Road (unsigned CR 46A) travels south from SR 46 and Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park to Markham Road at Markham Woods county park.
A roundabout will be constructed with the Wekiva Parkway frontage road system here below the SR 429 mainline. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Osprey Hammock Trail ties into SR 46 from the Estates at Wekiva Park subdivision at what will be another roundabout along the SR 429 frontage road system. The ensuing six miles of SR 46 are a part of Florida Black Bear habitat. Photo taken 09/03/17.
The roundabout with Osprey Hammock Trail will also link with Wekiva Park Drive north into Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Florida 46 continues across the Wekiva River into Lake County. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Florida 46 traverses conservation areas in eastern Lake County, including Seminole State Forest. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Rock Springs Run State Reserve lies south of Florida 46. The access road to the parkland is sometimes referenced as CR 433 on maps, though no signs are posted for the route in the field. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Approaching Lake County Road 46A on SR 46 westbound. This segment of SR 46 will be incorporated into Deerwood Farms Road, a south side service road for the Wekiva Parkway. Associated work will demolish CR 46A through Seminole State Forest, severing the link here with SR 44 at Seminole Springs. Photo taken 09/03/17.
CR 46A comprised a 5.59 mile rural highway leading northwest from SR 46 to SR 44 by Seminole Springs. SR 44 continues west from CR 46A toward the outskirts of both Eustis and Mount Dora.
Section 5 construction for Wekiva Parkway realigns CR 46A southward to tie into SR 46, 3.6 miles to the west. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Reassurance marker for SR 46 west, posted after the split with CR 46A. This section of SR 46 will end at an access road leading north to Service Road Number 2 (north side frontage road for SR 429) and Sleepy Bear Lane (old CR 46A). Photo taken 09/03/17.
Florida 46 bends back to the southwest and meets the end of Florida 429 (Wekiva Parkway). A diamond interchange nearby will replace this at-grade intersection during Section 5 work through summer 2019. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Wekiva Parkway Section 4A opened to traffic on January 20, 2016. Providing a 2.8 mile bypass of Mt. Plymouth, the initial section of Wekiva Parkway connected SR 46 with CR 435 (Mt. Plymouth Road) at a temporary at-grade connection. Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 429 was completed south from CR 435 (Mt. Plymouth Road) to Kelly Park Road on March 31, 2018. Collectively with the Apopka Expressway and Western Beltway, SR 429 wraps around the west side of Apopka and Orlando southward to I-4 in northern Osceola County. Photo taken 02/27/16.
The new north side frontage road for Wekiva Parkway will extend west to intersect with the realignment of CR 46A just north of the ramps with SR 429. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Entering the community of Mt. Plymouth along Florida 46 west. Mt. Plymouth consists of a network of streets built around the Mount Plymouth Golf Club, a 140-acre course that closed in 2007.2 Photo taken 02/27/16.
SR 46 will be decommissioned between CR 46A and the Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) and renamed Sorrento Avenue. Passing through Mt. Plymouth, Sorrento Avenue intersects CR 435 (Niles Street) south. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Lake County Road 435 follows Niles Street, Westchester Avenue, Tulare Street, and Glencoe Avenue as it meanders southward to the Orange County line. Photo taken 02/27/16.
CR 435 (Niles Street) travels 1.67 miles from Mt. Plymouth to northern annexations of Apopka in Orange County. Following Mt. Plymouth Road, CR 435 heads 2.7 miles from the county line to Rock Springs Road and Kelly Park; Rock Springs Road continues the drive southward toward Downtown Apopka. Photo taken 02/27/16.
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Another seven miles separate Mt. Plymouth from Mt. Dora along Florida 46 westbound. Photos taken 02/27/16.
Lake County Road 437 ties into Florida 46 (Sorrento Avenue) from East Lake Community Park. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Lake County Road 437 ventures 4.75 miles north to Lake County Road 44A, meeting Florida 44 midway. An implied overlap carries CR 437 south to Averil Street along Florida 46 (Sorrento Avenue) west. Photo taken 02/27/16.
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Florida 46 enters unincorporated Sorrento on the half mile leg between County Road 437 north and south. Photo taken 02/29/08. Second photo taken 09/03/17.
Lake County Road 437 resumes a southward heading from Florida 46 (Sorrento Avenue) to Orange County. CR 437 follows Plymouth-Sorrento Road from the county line to Apopka and U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Photo taken 09/03/17.
County Road 437 (Averil Street) travels 1.498 miles south from Sorrento to the Orange County line, where it passes under the systems interchange connecting SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) with SR 453 (Mt. Dora Connector). Photo taken 09/03/17.
Florida 46 advances west through the Sorrento street grid before shifting southward along side an abandoned Seaboard Coast Line railroad. Photo taken 09/03/17.
Approaching the Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) south on SR 46 (Sorrento Avenue) westbound. SR 453 south to SR 429 leads motorists to Apopka and I-4 in Osceola County to Tampa. Photo taken 03/31/18.
The Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) branches 3.4 miles northwest from SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) to link with Sorrento Avenue at a partial trumpet interchange. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Both the Mt. Dora Connector and Wekiva Parkway utilizes all electronic toll (AET) collection. Toll gantries collect fares between respective interchanges along both expressways. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Round Lake Road intersects SR 46 just west of the Mt. Dora Connector. Wekiva Parkway Section 3A construction widens SR 46 west 1.4 miles from here to east of Vista View lane. Work started on October 30, 2017 and will finish in spring 2020. Photo taken 03/31/18.
Florida 46 enters the Mt. Dora city limits at Round Lake Road. The state road advances west through rural areas to the Summerbrooke community. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Florida 46 west at Vista View. Section 3B construction for Wekiva Parkway expands the remainder of the state road west from here to U.S. 441 into a six-lane arterial. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Florida 46 curves southwest from Sabastian Street and the Summerbrooke neighborhood to conclude at U.S. 441. Photo taken 02/27/16.
U.S. 441 circumvents the city of Mount Dora along an arterial bypass west to Eustis, Taveras and Leesburg. Photo taken 02/27/16.
U.S. 441 enters Mt. Dora from Tangerine and Zellwood in unincorporated Orange County. Following Orange Blossom Trail, the US route travels southeast to Apopka and Orlando. Photo taken 02/27/16.
Section 3B construction through spring 2020 replaces the diamond interchange joining SR 46 with U.S. 441 with an at-grade intersection and a new flyover from U.S. 441 south to SR 46 east. The previous exchange dated to 1961. Photo taken 02/27/16.
The southbound on-ramp to U.S. 441 doubles as a truck route for interests to Downtown Mt. Dora via CR 500A (Old U.S. 441) north. SR 46 downgrades to County Road 46 (1st Avenue) through neighborhood areas west to Highland Street. Photo taken 02/27/16.
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Lake County Road 46 extends west 0.603 miles to Old CR 441 (South Highland Street) southeast of Downtown Mt. Dora. Photo taken 02/29/08.
1st Avenue (CR 46) west at Highland Street. Old CR 441 south becomes Orange County Road 500A ahead of its merge with U.S. 441 near Tangerine. Old CR 441 north navigates along a slow-moving route through Downtown Mt. Dora, emerging along the north shore of Lake Dora west toward Tavares. Photo taken 02/29/08.

Sources:

  1. SR-46 over Lake Jesup, Seminole County, Florida. BridgeReports.com
  2. "Overgrown former golf courses hit with maintenance requirement." Orlando Sentinel (FL), May 7, 2015.


Photo Credits:

02/29/08, 03/21/08, 09/29/13, 02/27/16, 09/03/17, 03/31/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
U.S. 1
U.S. 17
U.S. 92
U.S. 441
Florida 15 / County Road 15
Florida 415 / County Road 415
Florida 429 - Western Beltway / Apopka Expwy / Wekiva Pkwy
County Road 46A - H.E. Thomas, Jr. Pkwy / 25th St
Lake County Road 46A
Florida 500A / Old Lake County 441 / Orange County 500A

Page Updated 08-20-2018.