OKEECHOBEE -- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start construction on a project along U.S. 98 on Monday, Sept. 27.
The project will include installing pipe and drainage structures along both sides of U.S. 98 between SE 36th Avenue and SE 38th Avenue as well as the construction of a piped outfall down to the rim canal. The project should not cause any significant impacts to traffic except during the installation of the pipe crossing across U.S. 98.
U.S. 98 from S.E. 36th Avenue to S.E. 38th Avenue will be repaved. New signage and pavement markers will be installed.
During the installation of the pipe crossing, traffic will be reduced to one lane and flaggers will control the flow of traffic from each direction. The crossing work will take two to three days to accomplish and should begin sometime during the first few weeks of October. The actual schedule and time frame for the crossing will be finalized as work on the contract progresses.
The contract duration will be 90 days and Johnson-Davis Inc. will be the contractor. Cost of the project is estimated at $460,000.