Wekiva Parkway & Trail
FDOT and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) conducted a PD&E study for the Wekiva Parkway and SR 46 projects, with FHWA final approval anticipated during 2012. The project would complete the Orlando beltway and provide a six-lane connector into Mount Dora via SR 46. A preferred alternative alignment has been determined. At the request of the government agencies and stakeholders following the Assessment of Multi-Use Trail Accommodation and under the direction of the FDOT D5 Secretary, a Wekiva Trail Feasibility Study was completed in 2011. The MPO will manage the PD&E phase and will coordinate with FDOT on the PE phase for each segment of the Wekiva Trail Project. PD&E commences for the trail 2012. The MPO has alerted FDOT to the critical
needs for coordination of the Wekiva Trail planning and design with the Wekiva Parkway design-build project.