State Road 46 travels east from U.S. 441 at Mt. Dora to U.S. 1 at Mims. A small section of Lake County 46 spurs west from U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) to Old County 441 east of Downtown Mt. Dora. The shared alignment with U.S. 17 & 92 (French Avenue) through Sanford is unsigned; instead trailblazers are posted at each end for the continuation of SR 46.
Florida State Road 46 Guides
Construction associated with Sections 3A and 3B for the Wekiva Parkway expand SR 46 east from U.S. 441 at Mt. Dora to a six-lane arterial. Started on October 30, 2017, work on Section 3B removes the diamond interchange at the west end of SR 46 and adds a two-lane flyover from U.S. 441 south to the state road east. Section 3A widens 1.4 miles of SR 46 east from Section 3B to the exchange with SR 453 (Mt. Dora Connector). Both projects run through Spring 2020.
Additionally the March 31, 2018 opening of the Mt. Dora Connector (SR 453) northwest from Orange County to SR 46 west of Sorrento, coincides with the decommissioning of SR 46 through Sorrento and Mt. Plymouth. A portion of the route will be repurposed as a frontage road.
Section 6 construction of Wekiva Parkway east from near Mt. Plymouth to Longwood Markham Road in Seminole County directly overlays three sections of SR 46. The design-build project commenced on June 29, 2017 and wraps up in Spring 2021. Further east, Section 7A upgrades existing SR 46 into the Wekiva Parkway mainline and a new frontage road system to Orange Avenue (CR 431). Section 7A work commenced on April 1, 2018 and ends in 2022.
The Wekiva Parkway will travel southeast away from SR 46 at Orange Avenue along Section 8 (started on October 26, 2018) to connect with Interstate 4 at the Seminole Expressway (SR 417). Projected to run for 24 months, Section 7B construction began in Summer 2019, six-lanes the remaining 1.87 miles of SR 46 east from SR 429 to I-4.
|International Parkway leads south from SR 46 to Heathrow. The four-lane arterial links the state road with Wayside Drive here, and SR 417 further south to Winter Springs and Oviedo. Photo taken 07/31/14.|
|An overhead precedes the intersection joining International Parkway north with SR 46 west of Sanford. Photo taken 09/02/19.|
|SR 46 heads a half mile east from International Parkway to Interstate 4 and west 1.25 miles to the future Wekiva Parkway (SR 429). Photo taken 09/02/19.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard was constructed from 2006 to 2008 as a new four-lane arterial replacing Airport Boulevard (CR 425) as the main through route north from H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway (CR 46A) to SR 46 in Sanford. Photo taken 02/29/08.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersects SR 46 across from Rand Yard Road. SR 46 comprises a four-lane, divided arterial west to Seminole Towne Center mall and I-4 and east to U.S. 17/92 (French Avenue) outside Downtown Sanford. Photo taken 02/29/08.|
|French Avenue (old U.S. 17/92) south at SR 46 (West 1st Street) in Sanford. Sign changes made in 2018 realigned U.S. 17/92 westward from French Avenue alongside SR 46. Photos taken 09/02/19.|
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State Road 15 / County Road 15
State Road 415 / County Road 415
State Road 429 - Western Beltway / Apopka Expwy / Wekiva Pkwy
County Road 46A - H.E. Thomas, Jr. Pkwy / 25th St
Lake County Road 46A
Page Updated 09-03-2019.