OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — The following column is the traffic report for Western Palm Beach County for the week beginning Friday, Sept 2, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
• State Road 700 Hurricane Irma Repairs Project
Description: Construction on this 6.3-mile repairs and safety improvements project began Friday, June 11, 2021, in western Palm Beach County. Work includes embankment repairs on State Road 700 adjacent to the L-10 Canal, including bank stabilization and revetments, replacing the existing span wire signals with mast arms at the intersections of State Road 700 & Muck City Road and State Road 700 and Hatton Highway, new guardrail installation, and replacing/adding traffic signs at various locations.
Cost/Completion: $8.2 million. Completion is expected in fall 2022.
○ State Road 700 is closed from West Main Street to Muck City Road for canal slope restoration and protection activities through Sept. 3, 2022. Motorists may detour via State Road 15, State Road 80, and Hatton Highway. Emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times.
○ Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, the northbound lane of State Road 700 from Muck City Road to West Main Street may be closed for road work. During this time, a flagging operation will be used to direct traffic northbound and southbound as needed.
• Power Pole Replacement Operation
○ Northbound State Road 441 between 1.5 miles south of Kanner Highway and .5 mile south of Morning Start Farms Road, in Canal Point, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for power pole replacement operations. For more information, please contact James Edwards at 772-321-7926.