OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — The following column is the Road Watch report for Okeechobee County for the week beginning Sunday, March 28, 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.
• US 98/441 (SR 15/700) at SE 18 Terrace (Construction project): Crews will reconstruct the intersection at US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and SE 18 Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and 18 Terrace, improving drainage along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along US 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on US 98/441 (SR 15/700) on US 98/441 (SR 15/700) and 18 Terrace Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.
• US 441 between canal 59 and 66th Avenue (Maintenance permit project): Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to US 441. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway.
• US 441 at NE 9th Street (Construction project): Crews are installing new traffic signals, signage, and lighting at the intersection. This week, the contractor will be installing the footers for the light poles. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is spring 2021, weather permitting.
• US 441 at 2nd Street (Utility permit project): Crews are working in the manholes between southeast 2nd Street and southwest Park Street. Watch for a nighttime right lane closure and workers in the roadway.