Florida State Road 429

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State Road 429

SR 429 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FTE and CFX
Length53.61 mi[1] (86.28 km)
Major junctions
South end I-4 in Four Corners
Major intersections US 192 in Four Corners
Florida's Turnpike in Winter Garden
SR 414 / SR 451 in Apopka
SR 453 in Apopka
North end I-4 in Sanford
CountryUnited States
CountiesOsceola, Orange, Lake, Seminole
Highway system
SR 426 SR 430

State Road 429 (SR 429), also known as the Daniel Webster Western Beltway or Western Expressway south of US 441, and the Wekiva Parkway north of US 441, is a controlled-access toll road built and maintained by the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Its mainline currently extends 51.77 miles (83.32 km) from I-4 (SR 400) in Four Corners north to I-4 in Sanford. Control cities are Apopka and Tampa although the control cities for traffic at the entrances at US 441 and north are Orlando, Tampa, and Daytona Beach. SR 429 was originally planned as a western half of SR 417.

Route description

SR 429 traverses some of the highest elevations in Orange County and is often within a few miles of the Lake Wales Ridge. It runs along the west side of Greater Orlando. The road peaks at Mile Marker 13 where on clear days it is possible to see the skyline of downtown Orlando to the northeast and various portions of Walt Disney World Resort to the southeast.

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise maintains the portion of the expressway south of Seidel Road, and CFX controls the portion north of the interchange. FDOT will control the portion under construction north of SR 46.


The highway is named the "Daniel Webster Western Beltway" in honor of Daniel Webster, Florida's longest-serving legislator and figure often involved in state transportation issues.[2]

Section A

Southbound at the Forest Lake Mainline Toll Plaza

Section A is the original 10.6-mile (17.1 km) section from Florida's Turnpike in Ocoee, to US 441 in Apopka. It has a toll plaza in the middle, which was one of the first toll plazas in the Orlando area with open road tolling for users of the E-Pass and related electronic toll collection systems. The road itself was finished in July 2000, temporarily ending at SR 50, and the four-level cloverstack interchange with Florida's Turnpike was completed in February 2001. Prior to the reconstruction of the I-4/SR 408 interchange near Downtown Orlando in 2021, this interchange featured the highest ramp in the Orlando area.

SR 429 was originally planned to continue north from its original US 441 junction, but because the land needed for the SR 429 right of way was not secured ahead of time, new housing was developed north of the former SR 429/US 441 (now SR 451/US 441) intersection. This has forced a change in plans for the extension of SR 429.

Section B

Section B, also known as the Wekiva Parkway, would connect SR 429 from US 441 to I-4 in Sanford. This 25-mile (40 km) section of roadway is still currently under construction. It has been under debate for over a decade, due to its planned alignment being complicated by the ecologically fragile Wekiva River basin and shifty support from Lake County. In 2004, an agreement was reached for its completion. It will be built largely as a long causeway with a limited number of exits to better control development in the region. It is now planned to link SR 429 with SR 417, creating a continuous beltway north of Orlando;[3] however, older plans involved a short drive on I-4 or its collector/distributor roads to reach SR 417.

On May 25, 2011, the Florida Department of Transportation and CFX announced that they have partnered to jointly explore the construction of the Wekiva Parkway extension. The proposed route will extend through Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties and is estimated to cost $1.8 billion. Officials hope to break ground in 2012, with completion by 2021.[4]

On January 20, 2016, the first stub section from CR 435 (Mount Plymouth Road) near Haas Road in Orange County to SR 46 east of Camp Challenge Road in Lake County opened to traffic and it is the first all-electronic toll road in Central Florida.[5]

On July 27, 2017, the Wekiva Parkway's mainline was extended from the US 441 connector road to a new northern terminus at Kelly Park Road.[6]

On March 31, 2018, the Wekiva Parkway's mainline was extended from Kelly Park Road to a new northern terminus at SR 46. Along with this, a 3.36-mile (5.41 km) spur known as SR 453 connecting the Wekiva Parkway with SR 46 near Sorrento was opened in conjunction with the extension. This was the final section of the CFX's Section 2 of the road, and the final section of the CFX's section altogether. The final 12-mile (19 km) section of the Wekiva Parkway between SR 46 and I-4 is under construction and is planned to open in 2023. This section will be constructed and maintained by FDOT.[7][8][9][10]

On May 16, 2022, a 6-mile (9.7 km) section of the Wekiva Parkway between SR 46 near Mount Plymouth to SR 46 just west of Longwood Markham Road in Seminole County opened to traffic. This was the longest section of FDOT's section of the highway to open and includes several wildlife crossing bridges.[11]

On August 1, 2022, the northbound lanes of a 2-mile (3.2 km) section of the Wekiva Parkway between SR 46 just west of Longwood Markham Road and SR 46 just west of Orange Boulevard in Seminole County opened to traffic,[12] while the southbound lanes opened to traffic on August 15, 2022.[13][14]

On October 21, 2022, the ramp from westbound I-4 to southbound SR 429, along with the section of the southbound lanes to SR 46 opened to traffic. This section is 1.75 miles (2.82 km) in length.[15]

Section C

Section C is the 22-mile (35 km) section from Florida's Turnpike to I-4 (SR 400) in Four Corners south of Walt Disney World. The 3-mile (4.8 km) section from Florida's Turnpike to CR 535 was completed in December 2002. The part from CR 535 south to New Independence Parkway opened December 16, 2005, with the extension to US 192 opening December 23.[16] The Turnpike-maintained section, south of Seidel Road, was on a very tight construction schedule. An extended cold snap required the contractor to push to reach the opening date, although the interchanges at Western Way and Seidel Road were not complete. The Western Way interchange was not scheduled to open until Spring of 2006 to coincide with the opening of the new Expedition Everest ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The open road tolling gantry, while located north of US 192, was let for construction with the southern five miles (8 km) and was never intended to be open to traffic in conjunction with the 2005 opening between US 92 and Seidel. The Schofield Road interchange was identified as a future interchange, meaning that on December 23 no interchanges were open between US 192 and New Independence Parkway. Other openings were April 4, 2006[17][18] for Western Way, April 12, 2006, for Seidel Road, and December 9, 2006, for the remainder from US 192 south to I-4.[19] The Schofield Road interchange opened in May 2015.

State Road 414 Phase 2

During June 2010, construction work began on the westward extension of SR 414. Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of SR 429 roadway was demolished and on May 14, 2012, a new interchange opened from SR 429 northbound to SR 414 eastbound and from SR 414 westbound to SR 429 southbound. SR 429 and SR 414 now run concurrently to a new interchange with US 441 near Plymouth where the SR 414 designation ends. The control city is Mount Dora. The road previously signed as SR 429 north of the current SR 414 interchange has been redesignated as SR 451 and has been extended across US 441 to a new northern terminus at Vick Road.

Exit list

OsceolaFour Corners0.0000.0001 I-4 – Orlando, TampaDirectional T interchange; I-4 east is exit 1; no exit number for I-4 west; exit 60 on I-4 (SR 400)
0.7451.1991ASinclair RoadDiamond interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance
Livingston RoadUnder Design as part of FTE SR 429 widening study.
4.5127.2616 US 192 – KissimmeeDiamond interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance; unsigned SR 530
Orange5.48.7Western Beltway Mainline Toll Plaza
6.71910.8138Western Way / Hartzog Road – Walt Disney World ResortPartial cloverleaf interchange
Horizon West9.83715.83111Seidel RoadHalf diamond interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance; transition from FTE to CFX maintenance

SR 516 west (Lake-Orange Connector) to US 27 – Clermont
Currently in Design. Will be full Interchange with SR 516.
11.9719.2613Schofield RoadPartial cloverleaf interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance; opened May 2015
13.92422.40915New Independence ParkwayDiamond interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance; to CR 545 (Avalon Road)
15.9025.59Independence Mainline Toll Plaza
Winter Garden18.28829.43219 CR 535 (Winter Garden Vineland Road)Diamond interchange; tolled southbound exit and northbound entrance; to AdventHealth Winter Garden
Florida's Turnpike to SR 408 – Miami, Ocala
Four-level cloverstack interchange; tolled road; exit 267A on Florida's Turnpike (SR 91)
Ocoee21.58634.73923 SR 50 (West Colonial Drive)Diamond interchange
23.02637.05724 SR 438 (Plant Street / Franklin Street)Trumpet/partial cloverleaf interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance
25.54141.10426West Road / Clarcona-Ocoee Road (CR 437)Diamond interchange; tolled northbound exit and southbound entrance
26.6642.91Forest Lake Mainline Plaza
Apopka28.05345.14729 CR 437A (Ocoee-Apopka Road)Diamond interchange; tolled southbound exit and northbound entrance; opened December 2011;; to AdventHealth Apopka
29.16246.93230 CR 437A (Ocoee-Apopka Road)Former northbound exit and southbound entrance; closed January 2012

SR 414 east / SR 451 north – Maitland, Apopka
Directional T interchange; southern terminus of SR 414 overlap; formerly exit 31; northbound exit and southbound entrance to SR 451
Binion Road / Boy Scout RoadFuture Interchange under design by CFX. Will be a partial interchange with northbound on and southbound off ramps.

To US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) / CR 437 (Plymouth-Sorrento Road)
Single-point urban interchange; western terminus of SR 414; former exit 33 now relocated to SR 451
Northern terminus of Western Beltway, southern terminus of Wekiva Parkway
35.557.1Ponkan Mainline Toll Gantry (electronic toll collection)
37.2059.8738Kelly Park RoadPartial cloverleaf interchange; northern terminus of SR 429 from July 27, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
SR 453 north – Mount Dora, Leesburg
Directional T interchange; southern terminus of SR 453 (Wekiva Parkway); opened March 2018
Mount Plymouth Mainline Toll Gantry (electronic toll collection)
40.6365.39 CR 435 (Mount Plymouth Road)Former temporary interchange to connect with CR 435; closed March 2018
county line
Transition from CFX to FTE maintenance
Lake41.7567.19Mount Plymouth Toll gantry (electronic toll collection)
43.1969.5144 SR 46 – Sorrento, Mount PlymouthDiamond interchange
4674Wekiva River Toll gantry (electronic toll collection)
SR 46 east
Will eventually lose SR 46 designation and will be renamed as Frontage Road, northbound exit and southbound entrance
Toll gantry (electronic toll collection)
SR 46 east – Sanford Historic District
Current northern terminus until early 2023, northbound exit and southbound entrance
52.5684.59Toll gantry (electronic toll collection)
53.1685.5553HeathrowTo open in mid- or late 2023
53.6186.2854 I-4Westbound I-4 to southbound SR 429 opened on October 21, 2022, rest to open in mid- or late 2023; exit 101 on I-4 (SR 400)

SR 417 south
Continuation beyond I-4; northern terminus of SR 417 (Seminole Expressway) (Already Open)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus
  •        Tolled
  •       Route transition
  •       Unopened

See also


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed January 2014
  2. ^ Smith, James (May 8, 2008). "Webster leaves Legislature with family, principles, faith intact". Florida Baptist Witness. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "Home". wekivaparkway.com.
  4. ^ D'Marko, Dave (May 25, 2011). "State, Expressway Authority form partnership to build Wekiva Parkway". Orlando, FL: Central Florida News 13. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Wekiva Parkway - News".
  6. ^ "SR 429 Wekiva Parkway from US 441 to North of Ponkan Road / Prince Contracting".
  7. ^ Parks, Sean (March 7, 2018). "Commissioner Parks: Regional connectivity is key to raising Lake's quality of life". Daily Commercial. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Spear, Kevin (March 16, 2018). "Wekiva Parkway segment set to open into Lake County". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  9. ^ "New Wekiva Parkway section to open March 31". Fox 35 Orlando. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Hudak, Stephen (March 30, 2018). "As new stretch of Wekiva Parkway opens, concern for Mount Plymouth remains". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  11. ^ Castro, Amanda; Lehman, Mark (May 16, 2022). "Largest section of Wekiva Parkway opens". WKMG-TV. Graham Media Group. Retrieved June 5, 2022.
  12. ^ DeMarco, Jack (July 31, 2022). "New section of Wekiva Parkway set to open Monday". WFTV. Cox Media Group. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  13. ^ McDaniel, Dave (August 14, 2022). "Wekiva Parkway project set to open new road for drivers". WESH. Hearst Television. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  14. ^ Streit, Katie (August 14, 2022). "New section of Wekiva Parkway opens Monday in Seminole County". Spectrum News 13. Charter Communications. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  15. ^ Lehman, Mark (October 21, 2022). "Connection from I-4 to Wekiva Parkway opens". ClickOrlando. WKMG-TV. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  16. ^ Powers, Scott (December 16, 2005). "Western Beltway pushes 5½ miles farther south". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on December 20, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  17. ^ Kassab, Beth; Powers, Scott (March 27, 2006). "New road access to Disney to open". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  18. ^ "Western Way Opens". Orlando, FL: Central Florida News 13. April 4, 2006.[dead link]
  19. ^ Mckay, Rich (December 9, 2006). "Drivers, rejoice: Last leg of Western Beltway open". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  20. ^ Staff (November 24, 2008). Florida Department of Transportation Interchange Report (PDF) (Report). Florida Department of Transportation. pp. 12–13. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012.

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