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New SR 429 Northwest Extension To Open Saturday

(APOPKA, FL) – On Saturday, January 19, the northwest extension of State Road 429 will open, extending SR 429 northwest between Boy Scout Road and US 441 (near Plymouth Sorrento Road). The extension will have signs for both SR 429 and State Road 414. The opening of the extension marks the completion of the John Land Apopka Expressway. At the same time, the existing portion of SR 429 between SR 414 and US 441 (near Vick Road) will be renumbered State Road 451.

Motorists traveling north on SR 429 toward Zellwood and Mount Dora, will be directed to stay in the left lanes. For downtown Apopka on SR 451 or to access SR 414 toward Maitland stay in the right lanes. Motorists traveling on     US 441 heading south, will be able to use either SR 429 or SR 451.

State Road 414 is the first new, major east-west corridor built in decades to serve those living and working in Central Florida. This new stretch of expressway will help relieve traffic congestion on US 441 and in the Apopka Area. It will also serve as the gateway to the Wekiva Parkway, which will complete the beltway around Central Florida.

This project has served as an economic boon to the local economy. Most of the businesses that took part in designing and building the John Land Apopka Expressway, and the materials used to build the road, are based in or came from Central Florida. With a total investment of $354 million and years of planning, design and construction, this project has supported over 8,500 local jobs. Since 2009, the Expressway Authority work plan has supported nearly 10,000 jobs locally.

For the latest updates these projects, motorists can follow us on Twitter: @SR429info, @SR414info and @SR451info. A video and maps of the new traffic patterns can be found here.


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