Okeechobee County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 20 through 26

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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:

Okeechobee County

• U.S. 98/441 (State Road 15/700) at S.E. 18th Terrace: (Construction project) Crews will reconstruct the intersection at U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace to a roundabout. Additional work includes resurfacing U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th Terrace, improving drainage along U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing streetlights along U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700), installing curb and gutter, signage and pavement markers. Daytime and nighttime lane closures may occur during construction on U.S. 98/441 (SR 15/700) and S.E. 18th 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 at N.E. Ninth Street: (Construction project) Crews are installing new traffic signals and signage at the intersection. This week, crews will be drilling underneath U.S. 441 to install wiring. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida LLC. Expected completion is late November 2020; weather permitting.

• SR 710 over Nubbin Slough: (Bridge repair) Crews will be making repairs to the bridge slope protection. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures on SR 710 over Nubbin Slough bridge on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Okeechobee County.

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