Florida State Road 46

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State Road 46

SR 46 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length52.752 mi[1] (84.896 km)
Major junctions
West end US 441 in Mount Dora
Major intersections I-4 near Sanford
US 17 / US 92 in Sanford
I-95 near Mims
East end US 1 in Mims
CountryUnited States
CountiesLake, Seminole, Volusia, Brevard
Highway system
SR 45A SR 47

State Road 46 (SR 46) is an east–west route in central Florida, running from U.S. Route 441 (US 441) in Mount Dora to US 1 in Mims. Along the way, it crosses the Wekiva River and, further east, the St. Johns River near the Econlockhatchee River.

County Road 46 continues west from the western terminus to County Road Old 441 in Mount Dora.

Route description

State Road 46 begins as Sanford Road at an at-grade intersection with US 441, where it changes from a County Road to a State Road. Here, there are direct ramp movements connecting southbound US 441 with eastbound State Route 46 and westbound State Road 46 to northbound US 441. After the intersection with Round Lake Road, SR 46 turns northeast and runs parallel to an abandoned railroad line, which it then curves away from, but then encounters at a former grade crossing in Sorrento just west of the intersection with County Road 437, which shares a brief concurrency with SR 46 for several blocks. East of Sorrento, the road becomes Sorrento Avenue, a name it maintains as it passes by County Road 435 in Mount Plymouth, and then Seminole State Forest. Before entering the forest however, SR 46 passes by Mount Plymouth Lake to the south, intersecting County Road 46A at an at-grade intersection and the current northern terminus of State Route 429 at a modified diamond interchange, merging onto the latter's future alignment. Here, State Road 46 also encounters the same right-of-way for the abandoned railroad to the north, which runs parallel to the road as even after it leaves the forest on a bridge over the Wekiva River at the Lake-Seminole County line becoming North Henderson Lane, and running along the south end of Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park. After the intersections with Orange Avenue and Wayside Drive, SR 46 becomes a four lane divided highway before reaching the interchange with Interstate 4, and later joins a concurrency with U.S. Route 17/92, the latter of these routes is in a wrong-way concurrency. Along this segment, US 17/92/SR 46 passes by the Sanford SunRail station before it climbs a bridge over the CSX Sanford Subdivision then intersects Persimmon Avenue, a road leading to the Sanford Auto Train Station, and former passenger station. Eventually the triple-concurrency enters the City of Sanford where it is renamed West First Street. Closer to downtown Sanford the divider ends west of Avocado Avenue, but begins again before it turns south onto South French Avenue. During this triple-concurrency, US 17-92-SR 46 intersects a pair of railroad crossings at a junction of two freight lines, and then another one at the intersection of West 13th Street, also the western terminus of County Road 415. SR 46 then branches off to the east again at H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway (County Road 46A) and 25th Street. SR 46 runs along the northern border of the Orlando Sanford International Airport, then after the southern terminus of State Road 415, uses a bridge over Lake Jesup at the St. Johns River then become Geneva Avenue as it heads southeast. East of Geneva, the road crosses the St. Johns River itself using the Mims Bridge south of Lake Harney, and entering Volusia County. The journey through Volusia is short-lived though, because the road quickly enters Brevard County and turns straight east at Southmere, where it becomes Carpenter Road. SR 46 finally enters Mims in the vicinity of Interstate 95 at Exit 223, and then ends at US 1.


The intersection at the western terminus of State Route 46 and US 441 was previously a diamond interchange, but was downgraded as part of the Wekiva Parkway project.

County Road 46A previously cut through a portion of the Seminole State Forest and met State Road 46 further east, but was realigned to meet State Road 46 west of it to reduce its impact.

Between State Road 429 and the Lake-Seminole County Line, State Road 46 was realigned to follow the future alignment of State Road 429, resulting in a few segments of highway being bypassed and orphaned.


SR 46 will be truncated at its interchanges with SR 453 and SR 429 when the Wekiva Parkway project is completed in 2022, resulting in two discontinuous segments.

Major intersections

LakeMount Dora0.0000.000west end of state maintenance
US 441 (SR 500) / CR 46 west – Apopka, Orlando, Eustis, Tavares

SR 453 south to SR 429 – Orlando, Daytona Beach
Interchange opened 2018, future eastern terminus of SR 46 western segment.
CR 437 south
west end of CR 437 overlap
CR 437 north
east end of CR 437 overlap
Mount Plymouth5.8269.376
CR 435 south – Apopka
To SR 429 – Orlando, Daytona Beach
Exit 44 on SR 429
CR 46A north – Eustis
This intersection will eventually be relocated when SR 429 is complete in order to lessen environmental impact to Seminole State Forest.
SR 429 south – Apopka, Mount Dora
Exit 50 on SR 429
14.04222.598Longwood Markham Road (CR 46A east)
SR 429 south – Apopka, Mount Dora
Exit 52 on SR 429, future western terminus of SR 46 eastern segment.
16.65426.802Orange Boulevard (CR 431)

International Parkway to CR 46A / SR 417
I-4 (SR 400) to SR 417 – Orlando, Daytona Beach
I-4 exit 101C

US 17 north / US 92 west (Monroe Road / SR 15 north / SR 600 west) / CR 15 south (Upsala Road) – Lake Monroe, Central Florida Zoo
west end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 15 / SR 600 overlap
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to SR 417 – Airport
22.10835.579North French Avenue (former US 17/92 north) - Old Lake Monroe Pier
1st Street - East - Business District
Former west end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 15 / SR 600 overlap[2]
CR 415 north (13th Street)

US 17 south / US 92 east (French Avenue / SR 15 south / SR 600 east) / CR 46A west (H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway) to SR 417
east end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 15 / SR 600 overlap
CR 425 south (Sanford Avenue) – Orlando-Sanford International Airport
SR 415 north / Lake Mary Boulevard – New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Osteen, Airport
CR 426 west – Oviedo, Winter Park
St. Johns River39.924–
State Road 46 Bridge
VolusiaNo major intersections
Brevard51.2082.40 I-95 (SR 9) – Jacksonville, MiamiI-95 exit 223
Mims52.75284.896 US 1 (SR 5) – New Smyrna Beach, Titusville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

County Road 46

County Road 46

LocationMount Dora

County Road 46 is a county extension of State Road 46 in Mount Dora in Lake County in Florida. It runs along East First Avenue from CR Old 441 in the west to a diamond interchange with U.S. Route 441 and SR 46 in the east. West of Old CR 441, East First Avenue is a city street in Mount Dora.

County Road 46A (Lake County)

County Road 46A

County Road 46A is a county suffixed route of SR 46 along the southwest side of Seminole State Forest in Lake County. It runs along East First Avenue from State Road 44 east of Mount Dora and Eustis to the west to SR 46 to the east.

County Road 46A (Seminole County)

County Road 46A is another county suffixed route of SR 46 in Seminole County. It is signed along H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway (former 25th Street) from CR 431 east to US 17/92 / SR 46 in Sanford.


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed January 2014
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). route.transportation.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  • Florida State Road Atlas (American Map Corporation; 2003)

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