The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) started construction of Phase II of State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) in June 2010. It is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012. The first phase of the expressway project opened to all motorists in May 2009.
Once complete, Phase II will feature a new interchange between SR 414 and State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) and will extend SR 429 northwest to US 441 near Plymouth Sorrento Road. There, it will ultimately tie into the planned Wekiva Parkway project, which will complete the much-needed beltway around Orlando.
This project will also improve traffic flow between SR 429 and SR 414 and will accommodate future growth in west Orange County as well as provide improved access to I-4 and the attractions. Currently, more than 15,600 vehicles a day travel this section of SR 429. That traffic volume is projected to increase to 26,100 by the year 2029.
Authorized in 2004 by the Florida legislature in the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act (the Act), the 27-mile Wekiva Parkway would:
The parkway will help to protect area resources in several ways: