Florida State Road 46

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State Road 46 marker

State Road 46
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length: 52.752 mi[1] (84.896 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 441 in Mount Dora
  US 17 / US 92 in Sanford
East end: US 1 in Mims
Highway system
SR 45A SR 47

State Road 46 (SR 46) is an east–west route in central Florida, running from 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[edit]

State Road 46 begins as Sanford Road at an unnumbered diamond interchange with US 441, where it changes from a County Road to a State Road. 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 and 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 eventually enters the City of Sanford where it is renamed West First Street. Here, the road runs north of the Sanford Auto Train Station, and former passenger station. Central Florida Commuter Rail system has plans to revive passenger rail service to Sanford with a SunRail station along SR 46, northwest of the former and current Amtrak stations.[2] The divider ends west of Avocado Avenue, but begins again before it shares a brief concurrency with southbound U.S. Route 17/92. 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 Paola Road(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 Saint 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.

Future[edit]

SR 46's interchange with US 441 will be reconfigured from a diamond interchange to an at-grade intersection supplemented with two flyovers from SR 46 west to US 441 north, and from US 441 south to SR 46 east. Additionally, SR 46 will be truncated at its interchanges with SR 453 and SR 429 when the Wekiva Parkway is completed in 2018-2019. The existing alignment will be renamed Sorrento Avenue. CR 46A's intersection with SR 46 will be relocated to decrease impacts to Seminole State Forest.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Lake Mount Dora 0.000 0.000 west end of state maintenance
0.07 0.11 US 441 (SR 500) / CR 46 west – Apopka, Orlando, Eustis, Tavares interchange
2.34 3.77 SR 453 south to SR 429 – Daytona Beach, Orlando Future interchange, to open in 2018. Future eastern terminus of SR 46 western segment.
Sorrento 4.202 6.762 CR 437 south west end of CR 437 overlap
4.717 7.591 CR 437 north east end of CR 437 overlap
Mount Plymouth 5.826 9.376 CR 435 south – Apopka
7.626 12.273 SR 429 south – Mount Plymouth This segment of SR 429 currently ends at CR 435 but will eventually connect with the mainline of the Wekiva Parkway and the Western Expressway, exit 44 on SR 429. Future western terminus of SR 46 eastern segment
10.494 16.888 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.
Seminole 14.042 22.598 Longwood Markham Road (CR 46A east)
16.654 26.802 Orange Boulevard (CR 431)
17.576 28.286 To CR 46A / SR 417 / International Parkway
18.18 29.26 I-4 (SR 400) to SR 417 – Orlando, Daytona Beach I-4 exit 101C
Sanford 19.099 30.737 CR 15 (Upsala Road / Monroe Road) – Lake Monroe, Central Florida Zoo
20.328 32.715 To SR 417 / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Airport
22.108 35.579 US 17 north / US 92 west (French Avenue / SR 15 north / SR 600 west) west end of US 17 / US 92 / SR 15 / SR 600 overlap
22.875 36.814 CR 415 north (13th Street)
23.832 38.354 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
24.331 39.157 CR 425 south (Sanford Avenue) – Orlando-Sanford International Airport
27.492 44.244 SR 415 north / Lake Mary Boulevard – New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Osteen, Airport
Geneva 34.871 56.119 CR 426 west – Oviedo, Winter Park
St. Johns River 39.924–
40.155
64.251–
64.623
State Road 46 Bridge
Volusia
No major junctions
Brevard 51.20 82.40 I-95 (SR 9) – Jacksonville, Miami I-95 exit 223
Mims 52.752 84.896 US 1 (SR 5) – New Smyrna Beach, Titusville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

County Road 46[edit]

County Road 46
Location: Mount 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)[edit]

County Road 46A
Location:

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)[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  • Florida State Road Atlas (American Map Corporation; 2003)

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