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. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:
• U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) at S.E. 18th Terrace: (Construction project) Crews will reconstruct the intersection at US 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) and S.E. 18 Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace, improving drainage along U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700), installing streetlights along U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) on U.S. 98/441 (S.R. 15/700) and S.E. 18 Terrace Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weather permitting. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2021. The contractor is CWR Contracting, Inc.
• U.S. 441 S.E. between canal 59 and S.E. 66th Avenue: (Maintenance permit project) Crews are constructing a new pumping station including a new driveway connection to U.S. 441 S.E. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway.
• U.S. 441 near McDonald’s, south of S.E. 37th Court: (Utility permit project) Crews are repairing a water main. Motorists should watch for a right lane closure beginning Thursday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 28. Most work will be performed during daylight hours.