For the last few months, a strange entrance feature has graced the eastern edge of Mount Dora.
Now demolition crews are scheduled nightly from August 13 through 28 and will close State Road 46 at U.S. 441 to finish removing the bridge. Traffic will detour via Wolf Branch Road and Round Lake Road as noted on the map below. The work will occur nightly from 8:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.
S.R. 46 between Round Lake Road and U.S. 441 will be open to local traffic only at night. Electronic message boards are in place and law enforcement officers will be on site to help direct drivers. Wet weather and other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work.
This activity is part of Wekiva Parkway which began in October of 2017. Work is scheduled to finish in spring of 2020. This 3-mile stretch of non-tolled road improvements includes widening S.R. 46 and U.S. 441 to six lanes, sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements, and building a flyover ramp for the heavy traffic that will be trying to get to the parkway.
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