GLADES COUNTY — The following column is the Road Watch report for Glades County for the week beginning Sunday, September 10, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
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.
• US 27 from Fisheating Creek to the Highlands County line: (Construction project) Crews will be milling and resurfacing US 27 from Fisheating Creek to the Highlands County line. Other improvements include widening, guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. The bridge over Fisheating Creek will be repaired/rehabilitated including pile jacketing and spall repairs. During construction daytime lane closures may occur on US 27.
• Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime intermittent lane closures on US 27 throughout the project limits until project completion.
Please use caution in the construction zone and watch for workers in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2024.
• SR 78 Sidewalks at Various Locations: (Construction project) Crews will be installing five-foot sidewalks with a retaining wall along the south side of SR 78 from Access Road to Ben Street and from Chobee Street to Lake Drive and from Linda Road to Buckhead Ridge RV & Boat Storage. Other improvements include signing and pavement markings and drainage improvements. During construction daytime lane closures will occur on SR 78.
Motorists should expect daily intermittent lane closures on SR 78 throughout the project limits until project completion.
Please use caution in the construction zone and watch for workers in the work zone. Estimated completion is fall 2023.
• SR 78 in Ortona: (Maintenance project) Crews will be performing routine maintenance of the shoulder area of the roadway with lane closures. Travelers can expect flaggers and maintenance personnel on Tuesday, August 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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.